Ta da! This is the original acrylic painting that was used as a source image in Studio Artist for all those “Beyond” digital images. I’ll bet that if you look at the Beyonds, you will recognize some of the design elements from this acrylic painting.
Fire and Air, Acrylic Â© Diane Clancy
In Studio Artist you start with a source image. You can start with a canvas that is white, black, any other color, texture or an image (among other things.) Then there are really cool tools with which you can manipulate the canvas. One of the main ones I used in this creative process was an “interactive warp” of the type “translate.”
I will do a post soon with some pictures of the process I am going through as I do this. I move the canvas around, grab it again and move it again … and again. Each time I move the canvas again, I have different choices to work from. Each “translation” is a decision which opens up and also limits the choices I next have. Sounds like life to me.
Sometimes I get to a place where things start to be fairly subtle variations of each other because the source material has a lot of uniformity. Sometimes I get to a dead end where I don’t like the resulting image and there is no significant way to move forward … so I go start over again. Ever done that one in life?
This process (again like life) has a lot of chance and opportunity to it. I am not usually able to duplicate a process – there are always variations where I grab the source image. Sometimes in creating this series to post on this blog, I was trying to make things come out the same to try to have more control. Then I gave up and more allowed myself to be more guided as to which way to move and paint.
Thank you for staying with me and indulging my showing you results from this one acrylic painting. I had a lot of fun and played with it to have something new for you for each day ~ to give a broader sense of what one can create from this one painting with a small set of tools.
~ Diane Clancy