Last year, we donated a print that I did of the sorority house on UNL's campus. I shot the reference imagery in the late summer and then interpreted the photograph into an autumn scene using Corel Painter. The print was purchased by one of the sorority girl's parents and donated to the house where it now hangs in the dining room.
Click to view full size imageThis year, I thought it would be interesting to portray the same image of the house in a different season. I chose winter and did the interpretation this time in Photoshop CS5 using my Artists' Brushes.
Click to view full size imageI find it interesting to compare the two paintings with the use of each application used to create each in mind. What strikes me—and I think that this should be a goal of the artist—is to not let expressive software impose its signature on the resulting artwork.
Looking at these images, I don't think that either the Painter or Photoshop pedigree is apparent in either painting. Rather, my style—if there is one—is what comes through the pieces.
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