Behind The Curtain .2

I love imagining stories. I created this place after I saw the Cherry tree. I used an old picture
of two of my daughters to add another subject as well as a tree and range for reference images.
The picture wasn’t  good. It was grainy, and my kids were walking in water. Nevertheless, I liked
the mood, so I borrowed it for the Cherry tree painting. I sprinkled some impasto throughout the
painting to give the image a deeper look.

 

This video shows a tiny part of it my process.

 

Somethings you might be wondering:

I am asked how I create my art, and I always have to start with the preface it depends….

 

Some aspects of my art are created digitally.

 

Some aspects are painted on a canvas, and I scan in that image to add to my digital work.

 

Some aspects are created in Illustrator, and I bring that piece into a work.

 

Some aspects are painted in Photoshop.

 

Some aspects are painted in Corel Painter.

 

Some aspects are created with traditional pastels.

 

Some aspects are created with oil paints.

 

Some aspects are created with acrylic paint.

 

Some art pieces are a combination of a few of these techniques.

 

Some art pieces are a combination of all of these techniques.

 

I think this might be a new sense of the word Mixed Media, but I enjoy it all.

 

There is a misnomer that digital art is easier than traditional art. Having worked with both, I
have to say traditional media is easier. You are able to blend and paint in a simpler manner,
and it only involves learning to paint. Digital art involves learning to work with a program, which
has another set of challenges. The best part of digital art is you never have to wait for paint to dry!

 

If you would like to see some of my other art pieces for sale, you can go to:

 

http://www.lajames-store.com/

 

If you have any other questions, please post them below, and I will gladly answer them.

 

 

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