|"Study of Silver Reflections," digital, 2018|
The first still life I did with the setup was a shiny silver cup and two pieces of fruit. My goal in part was to study how the metal reflected colors, but I was also working on mastering the program itself. The silver colors weren't easy to match by eye, but the wide versatility of digital color helped a lot. since I was much more interested in rendering the reflective metal and given that this was simply a study, the fruit were left unfinished and the background simply indicated by the shadow of the cup.
|"Brass Cup," digital, 2018|
|"Dahlia," digital, 2019|
Although painting with computer programs is done all the time by professionals in gaming, film, and illustration, in my hands its main use is studying various subjects. That experience then can translate into oil paint, or casein or watercolor. Perhaps a time will come when digital fine art will have gained a market, but for now drawings and studies will likely be my main computer art.