New Work Finished and Started

New Work Finished and Started

My newest work is an abstract of Pampas Grass in that magical hour before the sun goes down behind the Rocky Mountains, Pikes Peak to be specific. The dancing tufts whisper and sigh with a musical quality in the stronger gusts of an autumn afternoon before the storm.  The work was started in Corel Painter and finished in Photoshop.  Late Afternoon Pampas Grass I’ve been doing probably 4-5 plus sheets a day of fully black or grayscale silhouettes (I lovingly call sils) and decided I should probably pick one to finish into a Sci-fi fine work of art to add to my portfolio. This is all done in Photoshop. Join My Mailing...
An Interview with Digital Artist Deborah Boyd

An Interview with Digital Artist Deborah Boyd

Snowfall in Central Park First Place and Best in Show Awards Jean Moore I was delighted to hear of Deborah Boyd’s recent first place and best of show awards for “Snowfall in Central Park” because this is a digital painting that was entered into Deborah’s local Art Guild show. While painting digitally has been accepted for over 20 years in the commercial art fields, it has not been so in the fine art field. Deborah said of entering this piece: I joined a local art guild about nine months ago. While I was readily accepted into their group, when the annual Fine Art Show came around, several long time members decided my form of art didn’t fit with the definition of “fine art”. At our last meeting, I brought in one of my paintings and my Wacom tablet and gave a description of how I ‘paint’. I told them that I did not mass produce computerized art. I said that the difference between what I do and what they do is that they paint on paper or canvas; I paint, then put my art on paper or canvas. They reluctantly allowed me to exhibit.  I was able to catch up with Deborah and ask her a few more questions about herself and artwork. Jean Moore How or Why did you get into digital fine art painting? Deborah Boyd I was the CEO of a local tourism bureau and due to high costs, I brought our advertising in-house. Photography was always a favorite hobby. I was looking for something to make our advertising pop, when I came across a class for digital painting. The thought intrigued me...