As artists we are always developing. I started this site some years ago to monitor my progress at art classes. Some areas have improved faster than others and I expect this to continue to be an interesting journey. Constructive comments are always welcome. Steve.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

American Bald Eagle with a Fish

An American Bald Eagle with fish. Painted as the Nov07 web group challenge. I started this as a pen-and-ink drawing and decided to add colour using pastels. A4 size.

Bald Eagle - how I painted it

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Bald Eagle more detail

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Painting project - American Bald Eagle with fish

Monday, November 19, 2007

Burano Canal, Venice

Acrylic, mainly painted with knife 10"x8".

Friday, November 16, 2007

Mangastera Beach mosaic

This is another kind of digital "painting". I took the photo of my original Mangastera Beach painting (see below) and put it through a computer program called Easy Mosaic. It uses other pictures to produce the mosaic effect which become visible when you enlarge the resulting image. The file it makes is too large to load here. If you copy the larger version of this image you should be able to enlarge it and get a better idea of the effect. Even then the compression doesn't really do it justice. It was an amusing exercise but I don't think I'll do it again. There's a much better example here which uses a web player to good effect by letting the viewer keep zooming in to see pictures made from pictures, which in turn are made from pictures.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sea & Island - a digital creation

This was "painted" using a digital art program called Twisted Brush which members of my internet art group are all playing with. The 'beaten silver' look was applied later using Photoshop.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Mangersta Beach

"Mangersta Beach on Isle of Lewis" in pastels 16"x12".