Mixed Media - Digital Art, Mixed Media/photos/graphics
SUMMER ROADTRIP –ALL IN
"Summer Roadtrip- All In!" is art for kids of all ages, part of my narrative art collection of family stories and illustrations for children’s books. I am about to release a new Kindle publication so now you see it here.
As an old schoolteacher I have a love for show and tell and am a storyteller myself. Here, I turned to digital paintography to depict a happy ending when dog and cat are bundled in the camper to head off for a family vacation.Summer Fun.
Each of the graphics in this collection was digitally painted, but began as photos of campers, vans, old cars, woodies, dogs and cats. Later, I sketched and painted the images...either on canvas or as watercolor on paper...mixed medium process.
I used very bright “summery” hues focusing on family fun and vacation “energies” many of us have experienced. I love the idea that art buyers (and art lovers) might choose to create a collection to remind them of happy memories.
This image was honored as a FEATURE in the following outstanding GALLERY groups at Fine Art America:
Our 4-Legged Friends Geek Art and Funky Greeting Cards Digital Art and Photography Your Story of Art Abstract Geek and SciFi
*THANKS to artists and photographer colleagues for your comments, “Likes” and “Faves” and all the accompanying Good Energy.
**COLLECTORS PLEASE NOTE:: You can create with this piece as a framed (or unframed) gallery-quality print for your living spaces...possibly a very cool soft and durable duvet covers, fabric shower curtains, and throw pillows for that pop of pizzazz would work for you? ...or surprise family and friends with unique greeting cards...or yourself with a weekender tote...
THE BACK-STORY: : I create visual narratives from what is around me- make sketches into canvas work, then take a photo creating a mixed media digital rendering such as what you see in this piece. I reach out for the story and metaphor in a visual narrative via texture, patterns, repetition that meet in a feeling of lyrical abstraction. These elements offer a sense of coming together - a collection of concepts and forms that take shape.
THEME AND SYMBOLISM:: In this paintography piece, the juxtaposition of color with changing light symbolizes positive change through envisioning different perspectives. Here is the story of longing for connection a tale of change with compassion. This is a theme that runs through what I paint on canvas, or on paper, or in a digital way.
METHOD:: Modern Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Narrative, and Digital Paintography with a Twist. Look for interpretations of outer/inner landscapes with a persistent focus on patterns and bold or unusual color. Photo and digital manipulation mostly NOT an accurate interpretation, seek to explore the essence of the subject. I move shapes, colors, forms, textures, layering and the overall gestalt to achieve an effect. Expect glimpses of reality from unusual perspectives. Image-making prompted by nature.
July 12th, 2018
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