Although this video is two years old, the premise is still true. Digital Painting techniques and technology is here to stay and innovating quickly.
With recent advances in styluses such as Pressure Sensitivity and Palm Rejection, digital paintings are becoming closer or blurring the distinction to traditional works of art.
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produced on the iPad with program Procreate and the Jaja Pressure Sensitive stylus.
I used a blank canvas and no tracing or photo manipulation.
Digital Pencil was the media of choice.
Here's is a fast paint experiment I did a few months ago following my interest in Mark Rothko and the Color Field discipline of Art Movements. I enjoy looking at the color environments of his works. Color Field is a type of art where large swaths of color are the main composition. It's a subgenre of the abstract expressionist movement which included Jackson Pollack and Barnett Newman among many others. The idea was to invite the viewer to become immersed into the color which represented whatever emotional environment the artist was expressing.
Not only painters but photographers are starting to employ this technique. Using a linear motion blur I tried my hand at these. The technique is simple but developing the right aesthetic composition is the difficult part.
Here are a few of my photographic examples...
I recently saw on Etsy.com this artist, Frances Seward, that has a good eye for this...
"My Treasured Backyard Sunset"