Friday, April 1, 2016

Digital vs contemporary art

Beginning this journey has some different roads to take.  I have always been a contemporary artist, mostly acrylics, pen and ink, sketching in pencil and charcoal.  Most of my paintings are done in acrylics with some touches from different mediums; being self-taught I worked with the tools I had in hand.   Now I have more tools including my computer in which to work with,  I am tempted to go with the digital medium just because it would be an easy transition from being a PC user to jumping on the Digital bandwagon.  But even though these tools are fun and convenient, they don’t give me the tactile feeling of “performing” art.  I rather use these for post work, scanning in my pieces and adding quick effects for projects like T-Shirt designs and Graphics, but mostly I will stay away.  I want to go old school with my blossoming career, paint with oils on canvas, find old frames at garage sales and mount those pieces.  I want to have an entire wall of pre Raphaelite like pieces to enjoy, but this is going to take a ton of work.   I’ve only created two painting with oils and it’s very difficult, I’m not overly sure of the blending techniques, the processes of handling the medium, and what needs for the overall project to be completed properly.  I don’t have any issue with my artistic skills I just don’t have the schooling needed to feel confident in putting paint to canvas.  Now I do have a friend whose father is an amazing artist, I would love to sit with this man and just learn the basics of setting up my studio and what is needed to start this endeavor.  We shall see….. 

1 comment:

Weird WWII said...

Good luck! Look forward o seeing what madness you create.

Brian

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