Throw a pebble into a pond and watch
the perfect circles
form and spread effortlessly.
Think of your art as that circle –
a circle of creative energy spiraling out,
taking in new influences,
reaching out for new experiences –
but always coming back to center –
Hi there - it's been a while since I've posted here. Hope all is well in your little corner of the world. In my little corner, I've been spending time in my studio painting. I have completed 3 pieces of art and have two other works in progress. It feels so good!
It's great to have the tactile experience of tangible art-making tools, the canvas, the acrylic mediums and paints, as opposed to the virtual elements used for creating digital art. Though I have to admit I really miss having an 'Undo' button while painting! With digital art it is so easy to undo, or save one version of an art piece and then proceed immediately on the next. Not so with acrylics on canvas. Clean-up takes a little longer too! :)
Anyway ... I just had this overwhelming need to get away from the computer and to get back into the studio ... so that's where I've been.
I want to thank you for your kind, understanding comments when I announced that Photo Art Friday would be taking a two month hiatus. I was really touched by your empathy and encouragement. It made taking the break a much less 'guilt-inducing' choice. :)
Here's a sweet, little texture for you:
Download your high res copy of pdpa Spring Light texture here.
pdpa Spring Light texture was applied to this image and blended in Hard Light - opacity left at 100%. Poster Edges Filter creates the little black lines in the canvas-like texture and gives the image a bit more of a painterly feel.
P.A.R.C. Subscribers: New textures are waiting for you on the Photo Art Resource Cache. You have until May 15th to download all the textures that have accumulated on the site. So if you have not grabbed them all yet ... you have about 3 weeks left to do so!
Did you know that you can now download a free Beta version of the new Lightroom 5? Adobe releases a Beta (test) version that allows customers to try it out for free. Adobe hopes that those who try it will give them feedback about the new version - you are not obliged to give feedback however. Just download it and try it out. It is probably configured to expire once they release Lightroom 5 for sale - but in the meantime you can experience and enjoy this fantastic organizing and editing program. Lightroom is really not an expensive product. I have Lightroom 4 and find it to be amazing value for the money.