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I found out yesterday that one of my paintings, “Thoughtful,” has been accepted into the 2021 Arizona Pastel Artists Association’s Online Open National Exhibition. The exhibit will open March 31 at https://apaa.wildapricot.org/ and showcases artwork from the US and around the world.
I used to think that digital artwork was really not art. I know, I know, what was I thinking, right? I do think there can be some truth in that statement, but I have come to the conclusion that it is not always the case.
Sure, digital art apps and computer programs have a lot of filters and ways to manipulate the pictures and create the illusion that the one who “created” it is truly an artist. BUT….I have discovered that is also possible to actually create original artwork using some of these same computer apps and programs. I do need to explain here that the original artwork I am referring to doesn’t use the fancy filters and “computer-made” effects, just colors and digital brushes.
A few weeks ago, I bought an Apple Pencil and the Procreate app to use with my iPad. The discovery of these tools has been a game changer for me. I can sit in my recliner and draw and “paint” to my heart’s content without making any kind of mess. I know you are thinking that it is still not the same as painting with actual paints, and I would definitely agree. For sure, there is the aspect of manipulating the art materials (paints, pastels, pens, etc.) that is missing when you create digitally. I will absolutely keep on using the real art supplies and materials, but making artwork digitally is certainly a great compromise, especially when I don’t have a lot of time or am not in a place that lends itself to making a mess.
I have had some fun with some of the different effects that can be done in the Procreate app, but I have also done a few pieces that I would qualify as actual artwork. Here are several of those digital paintings.
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This morning I got word that my artwork is included in the Early Summer Showcase 2020 by Artsy Shark! They are promoting artists by including one of their paintings and short statement by each artist, along with a link to each artist’s website. Here is the link to the article: https://bit.ly/EarlySummer2020
Click on the link and check it out! The painting I chose for the showcase was “Thoughtful,” which is a portrait of one of our granddaughters at the beach.