Thursday, May 24, 2018

Digital Palette Knife Painting

First try at using some of the digital palette knives in Photoshop.

Palette knife painting

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Harvey Weinstein

Loving some of the new photoshop brushes.

Have a good downfall Harvey...

Saturday, January 20, 2018

A beach in Tassie

Trying out more of the great new Brushes in Photoshop...This was based on a lovely little beach near The Bay of Fires which we visited in Tasmania a while ago.

Monday, January 15, 2018

2018 - New Year / New Pattern

Here is a new repeating pattern I have been working on... with some bright colours behind it, it looks a bit 60's. Would make cool black and white lined tiles ...

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Birthday fun

I am in the middle of reading the biography of Saul Steinberg, who I have always thought was one of the 20th centuries greatest artists, cartoonist, visual philosopher and all around master draftsman.

Been looking at lots of his work online and today I had a play making a Steinberg style landscape with stamps... It was fun.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Isometric cube-land with dimensional pattern... rough idea

I was revisiting my tiled patterns and wondered if I could add some dimension to it. Here is what happened.

1) Put a tiled square onto the surface of an isometric cube.

2) Seemed interesting so I grabbed a few other tiles, a bit rough around the edges ...

3) I tried using just shading on the pattern to give some dimension.

4) And tried the same in colour but it didn't quite work...

5) ... it needed some background shading to help...

6) ...and here with flat pattern on shaded background

7) But it seemed most interesting when I offset the background. Three tones in the whole thing!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Wire Skies 2

Here is a painting of a local telephone pole from the earlier drawing "Wire Sky 1" I sold it at an exhibition I had late last year.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Painty McCubbin style

I was trying to get the sort of effect of the bush that Fred McCubbin did with thick oil paint... but digitally. Needs more work but I found it interesting. Be good to see if this could be done much bigger.