Some of you have been asking how I come up with these digital paintings. I start with something and twist and turn and play … constantly ready to “undo” the last action. The undo’s happen frequently – because each step feels like it is moving me in a direction that nourishes me … or it pulls at me in a negative way – in which case I immediately “undo.”
Above the Expressway, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
The other part that I keep a careful eye on is a lot of “saves” … often things look sort of interesting but not complete … so I save them and then continue on with my journey. I learned this part the hard way by having images I really liked, pushing on, and then losing anything good. Just being left with so-so stuff.
I have never had such a long run before on creating so many paintings out of one image. But it feels excellent! People here pushed me to go another level and that next step opened a whole lot of doors with my methods. The last time I did a lot of digital images was using many base images, one after another. So the exploration was broad rather than deep. I am enjoying this greatly!
Thank you for giving me an audience – you push me to create something for you … I want to delight you! Do you have any techniques or processes or … that you would like to share?
~ Diane Clancy