Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Art and technology

There are so many things that can lead an artist astray - that can divert you from your day's plan. Some of you will know that recently I received an iPad for a present. So now there is a new distraction - but maybe not. I am sitting waiting for my car to be serviced and I am using this time to write a short post.



Bark I - oil on canvas 610mm x 915mm Carol Lee Beckx © 2012


I have also been playing with Brushes. Huge kudos go to David Hockney for his mastery of this medium. It's actually really hard to get to grips with using the app. I fear some serious time discipline will be necessary in the coming weeks.


I have started compiling a portfolio of my paintings. This so much easier than carrying around a heavy book of photographs. I'm sure many other artists also have the same feeling - that the magic screen enhances the most ordinary work! What is great about using an iPad to view a painting is that the zoom function enables one to enjoy the details.


The painting above is a commission completed recently for this fully furnished city apartment. It's interesting to see how the  paintings add to the ambiance of a room.