MEDIUM/GROUND: Photomanipulation/Digital Painting
DESCRIPTION: This work is intended to express an "old world" look -- my own Da vinci Code! :)
The second image shows a detail of the full sized image. Actual printed images should be more crisp than is visable here due to varitaions in computer screens and portfolio size restrictions. Many of the photomanipulation prints I offer are stylized in form. Pixels, grains, and high contrasts are allowed within the resulting prints intentionally to give the image texture and added depth. Photomanipulation arts are images that exist only within the digital realm, (computer), until brought to life through the printing process. This allows the artist of today the opportunity to provide images such as never before! My digital works begin with either a photograph straight from the camera, a scanned photograph, or even a scan of an original drawing or painting! The image is then carefully worked through various digital programs to produce results that express a blending of humanity & technology. Unlike thick oil or acrylic paints, a digital image must discover texture without the aide of a 3-D world -- a print is flat & smooth. Pixels & ripples are modern brush strokes much like the Impressionists and Pointillist strokes of days past.