One thing that has been great for me in blogging is getting back into creating paintings again. I had gone on quite a digital image binge a couple of years ago and then slowed way down (except for animal pictures). I have not done that much new painting with traditional materials except for working on a couple of series that I knew I wanted to work out to four in each series. And I have spent a lot of time marketing and doing graphic design and web design for clients.
Above the Race Track, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Coming here and having you want a new painting every day, I worried if I would have enough. I am sure I had enough for maybe a year (or 2 depending on what I use), but I am very conservative in a certain way (not politically), and I didn’t want to use up all my paintings.
So I started creating new digital ones to hopefully delight you. And it has been great – because you have helped me go past what I was doing before in working with Studio Artist. In Photoshop I am probably working very much similarly. But your comments have pushed me past where I was working with SA. To a bunch more steps and taking images and working and reworking and reworking again.
Then – about the names – you pushed me to get more creative when I was going on and on with the Beyonds – since I was working with the same base image. That was how I was naming before – using one name for all 4 or so images I would make from one source image.
Right now I have over 300 images in a folder from one painting. Almost all the images I have created the last couple of months have been from the one base painting. So, obviously, Beyond 301 doesn’t cut it.
The Confession – for my Blog Action Day painting, I want to use traditional mediums – which means physical paints, physical collages, physical pastels, etc. Now … here is the confession really – I am scared! I feel I can never do anything worthwhile and that it just won’t look that good … and I can’t do it. I am nervous to so this!
The Appreciation – I want to thank you all for helping me develop into another stage in digital painting and also naming of paintings. Having to come up with a new name every day has made it much easier to be creative in names.
Thank you for sharing my process and please feel free to share yours!
~ Diane Clancy