Thursday, April 30, 2015


Digital, Brushes app

Just playing here. Started with shapes until I saw some suggestion of form and idea(?).
From there it morphed into a dog, a rock dog. I ran with it and ended here.
It was a good exercise in allowing my brain to play without constraints or formality.

It can be hard to retrain our brains to think another way we are not used to (in our usual work).
This is a good way for me.

I am not liking the lava streams. I worked on them over and over trying different approaches, even studying lava photos. Eventually I simplified it back down. I know it can be better. But as I have said I consider these iPad paintings as works in progress. Maybe I'll keep working it and re-post.22

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Goodbye Old Header

Change is in the air.
As I said in my first post Avid Art 2 is completely open to change so goodbye old header.

Later I will do a post on the various headers once I have gone through several in case you collect blog headers instead of stamps or tea cups or something. ; ) 21

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Rabbit Reiterated (again)

Digital, Brushes app

OK... as I work on Art-A-Fair paintings, submissions for shows, even a wall graphic etc, I will be posting more iPad art. This is because I am not posting work for shows until notification or in the case of Art-A-Fair not until the show draws closer. Even then most I will not post until the show starts.
... maybe a teaser on my Avid Art blog at some point?

I have been getting more quality time with the Brushes app, both 1 & 2. I am actually comfortable enough with it now that I am finally enjoying it.
Enjoying it is important because it does give me a break from working on all the projects with specific goals or intentions in mind. With these I do anything and everything that comes to mind. I can just let it flow and it has a way of clearing my head which is artistically healthy. As you can see it is very different from my work on Avid Art.20

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Just to Reiterate...



Digital, Brushes app

As I may have said I needed some place to put my artistic ramblings, the stuff that passes through my head but does not quite fit on my (real) blog. That is why I started this one, a dusty little corner somewhere in my brain.
The best part is no pressure, no pressure to impress or earn so it's more akin to a sketchbook.

Here are digital iteration's of AvidRabbit (or would they qualify as re-reiteration's since there are now at least 5 versions not counting the original ballpoint pen sketch? I really don't know. How many re-'s are we allowed? Does anyone know?).

What I like about the digital medium is the ability to make variations of the original painting or sketch without losing it. Just hit duplicate at any point and start going left with it. Don't like it? DELETE, go back, try again. Part way through a painting? Don't want to risk screwing it up but you want to try something out? There is of course the undo button but if you are a ways down the road already that is too many taps. Duplicate and full speed ahead. The saved version is safely tucked away.18,19

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

AvidRabbit3 (top)
AvidRabbit2 (bottom)
Digital, Brushes app

AvidRabbit will be making appearances in various manifestations from time to time.
The top one, 3, is one of the first paintings I imported the from the first version of Brushes into the second version to work on it.
It took me awhile to get familiar with the more basic earlier version before I could tackle the second slightly more advanced one, which is still a far cry from Photoshop and the like.
Still really basic considering what's out there.

Anyway... Happy Easter if it's all the same to you.16,17

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Lookout, Digital Painting and Playback

"The Lookout"
Digital, Brushes app

This was originally posted to my other blog, Avid Art, but without the video playback.15,V2

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


digital, Brushes App

I figured I had better start posting more here. Nothing serious, just meanderings. An April Fool.
With the iPad I really allow myself to do anything that comes to mind. No pressure to earn. Totally random. Relaxing, when it is not frustrating... just like golf.14