The Light Within
The “Light Within” is the name of this digital painting. Each day I need to nourish that light within as I dance my way through life – balancing maintenance and creativity. Today I have gotten the code on this blog as well as I can for now. Please let me know if you have any problems with this blog.
Light Within, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
This frees me up to get back to other work. That light within is so important whether it is attention to close technical details or playing with paint spontaneously or figuring out what isn’t working with a painting or de-cluttering. In all these pursuits I must – to the best of my ability at the moment – align with and support that light within.
This image is made with KPT filters in Photoshop. There are several dozen layers in this image. (See the post – Creating â€œInside and Outâ€ – if you want more details on this layering process.) It often took an hour or more for each layer. So, you can see, an invloved process.
But fun! Changing the order of the layers, changes the look. Again, see the post listed above for more details. I put a black background to have the light vibrate. These layers of “light” look very different when there is a different color behind them.
My light within feels very nourished knowing that at least one person is reading what I am writing, looking at the images and following my creative process. I feel very blessed by my connections with those I have met.
– Diane Clancy
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Reading your entry lets me know I have found a kindred spirit here in the blogosphere! I am fascinated by these digital paintings. Do they print well or do you create these as a form of meditation only? I like that you are able to manipulate the individual layers. Software that I have used that produces similar results initially does not provide that flexibility.
Sue – I am so excited to have found you! I think Spirit was guiding us that you found this blog within a few days of its inception. It helps me quite a bit to read your comments. I know that someone IS listening …
I create these digital paintings so they will print. One of the first digital paintings I made people loved and wanted to buy cards with it on it. Soon I found out the resolution that I created it in was not truly high enough to print. And even though I have Genuine Fractals to increase image size with a “natural” algorithm, it did not keep the detail that was so engrossing to others.
So I started creating in a much larger size file – hence the hour or more a layer time for creating. I often would sit doing something else and when one layer got finished, then I created another one … and another one …
I know there are some great fractal programs for pcs (I assume you are pc and not mac) … but having a Mac, I use photoshop with lots and lots of filter plug-ins. It is so amazing how each program has such a unique footprint. Sort of like people …
Thank you for stopping by!
– Diane Clancy
I just love this digital creation, ‘The Light Within.” As I continue to see into this rather magical, swirling dance of light it draws me into imaginable possibilities. My inner landscape is profoundly mesmerized by its form and layers of content. Thank you, Diane.