Fun with Painting (and special offer…)
Last week I wrote about the efforts I had made to create an art-worthy image of a narrow Athens passageway. Something about that image had “tickled my fancy” and so I put a lot of effort into trying to get rid of all the modern detritus that was spoiling my vision of what it should look like.
Then, my good friend Alex showed me some of the work he liked and particularly this one he had taken in a typical Parisian street with people enjoying the bars and restaurants:
I thought that would look good as an oil painting and so I created a full resolution digital painting for him using Impresso Pro from Jixipix. I just noticed today that Jixipix have a summer sale on at the moment on both bundles and individual products (I have the water color and the Impresso programs). Just use the coupon SUMMERSALE when you check out to get 30% off the price. Anyway, here is Alex’s masterpiece – with the bicycle and FBI words removed!
Worthy of Fine Art America, I think! So, to cut a longer story short, I thought I would have a go at my Athens image in the same program. I also picked up some advice to lighten up the street lamp a bit to give it more prominence, and here is the result of a few minutes painting:
I chose an approach that maintained detail in the center area of the painting and also around the Greek flag. It is a pretty impressive program and when I am fed up with keywording, it is nice to relax with a digital paintbrush in my hand and a red wine to moisten the bristles. So if you want to follow suit, here is my link to Jixipix. Remember the code – SUMMERSALE.