So here we have a move to Digital painting...yes painting and drawing in Photoshop. Although I've used Photoshop for over 30 years it's always been in conjunction with Photographs...well these are from scratch. I approach them in the same way as I do working in Acrylic and surprisingly get similar results, well in the ballpark if not an exact comparative finish. So here are a couple using multiple layers to achieve the look I'm after.
At some point the weather will break, covid restrictions will end and we can all rush out to indulge in the high street retail therapy which is what we need to wash away the mental torment of lockdown....and life will return to a new normality. Now all this time could have been wasted, all those Box sets to binge, online games to be killed in, folk telling you how to exercise and all the rest that our enforced captivity has demanded of us. For me it has been discovering what I can do with Art, okay these images are my interpretation of Art, from Acrylic to Oil stick, Linocut to Digital...making marks and not being afraid to do so, turning off the inner critic and just allowing time for things to develop, realise ideas and just make those marks.
So here is the latest set, make of them what you will, images created in lockdown.
Ice in Girvan harbour today and the beach , not yet covered by the tide, was frozen solid. I know there is a lot of snow over the UK at the moment but we have just had the bracing chilly breeze from the east. I think we are due a lump of snow on Saturday although we keep getting Yellow warnings followed by cancellations, so who knows??
Anyway, just some shots from a very cold (-5c) this morning Scotland. The image above is a listing trawler being towed into Girvan Harbour.
In these dark times let this be your fireside cup of cocoa with added digestive biscuits. It may skirt the edges of real art but I'll get there but who knows when???? Art from the edge of the Galloway Forest in downtown Ayrshire.