"Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it"– Jasper Johns
Sometimes I like to change my paintings using Photoshop or similar. The question is, is that cheating? The jury is out on that one. Here I've taken a Paris waiter and added various effects to the image just to see......
“I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else. ”
― Pablo Picasso
I'm pretty sure Picasso would have put the computer to good use. He seemed to use any technique that worked for him without worrying about the legalities of the whole business. I know Jasper Johns would approve!
I suppose it was the same when paints became commercial, when the artist no longer had to grind the pigments himself. Did they think they were taking shortcuts? Being less artistic? I wonder. Some artists I know only sharpen pencils with a knife. Now that's going to far! The electric pencil sharpener is sitting there laughing at them! Production for use and all that.
|I like the second one in the series. Think I'll try a squiggly oil pastel!|
I'll continue to use the computer. It keeps the creative part of the mind going when I can't actually sit down and paint. The images below are digital pieces.