When painting I try not to compare my work with that of others because it's easy to find myself with the short end of the stick. I see so much great art out there and it's hard to see the value in my own. So I began thinking, what makes my digital art my own? Here's a short list.
- The vast majority each painting is not cut and paste but brush strokes created with a computer mouse.
- I'm pretty good with colour, thought I have my favorites I'm willing to branch out a bit and try mixing new ones. Themes and colours are switched up on all the time so a viewer may be surprised to see the theme the next time they visit my blog.
- A picture within a picture. Most of my artwork contains more than one subject. There is of course the primary image but many times a secondary picture emerges like some psychiatric ink blot test. Sometimes I do this purposely and other times it just happens.
- Texture, a person could get lost in it. Follow the lines and expect to get out? Never. When a person gets close up to my printed work they can see texture in every corner of the painting. If you don't see something new each time you look at a piece exploding with texture then I didn't do my job.
What I find interesting about this painting is the way I totally disregarded all my usual forms of painting children. I’m use to painting them in fairy tale settings. I’m use to using bright colours, putting wings on them, making them sweet and adorable. What it out of the ordinary is to paint a little boy. What’s even more unique about the painting is the child is wearing a mask. I have no idea what “possessed” me to go out of my comfort zone with children and paint a little boy wearing a mask but I must say, I’m kind of pleased with the results.
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