My picture framing business came from my being an artist and I love doing it.  However, at the moment it doesn’t leave me a lot of time to paint.  So I have turned to the computer to create images from the photos that I have taken when I am away from home or when I do have my camera with me in the car.  The other factor here is that I have time to work on my photos when I get up early in the morning.  I wouldn’t have time to paint before I go the work.

Time and space  make my meduim of choice ,when I am at home , the computer.  I love working with photoshop.  I am still a neophite with photoshop but I am learning new things all the time.  One of the tools I love is the cutout mode because it simplifies shapes.  It creates fields of color and makes beautiful designs out of the imagery.   It becomes a photo seragraph.

To be honest, I have sold more prints lately of these computerized prints than alot of my other images.  Of course, the price is good because it is a print rather than an original painting.  But people really like the look which is like a seragraph as do I.

I will share one of my most recent photo alterations.

Lake Rock Formations

Lake Rock Formations

Having been an artist for over 40 years, and having used a computer ( we started with a pc junior ages ago!!!  what a dinasour!)  for over 20 years makes combining the two very exciting to me.  I’m sure that there are others who are also finding the challenges of the two very intriguing and never ending.

My son has gotten me introduced to Twitter which is a whole new world for me too.  It is all very exciting to be a part of all this now, especially because it broadens my exposure to all the things that are out there beyond my small geographic area.