A small painting with a computer in shades of purple in the foreground and blue background, in a conceptual style by Daniel F. Dickinson
Hah! I bet you were expecting me to have to be posting about computer-generated art, not art I’ve created with a computer as the subject!
This is the one piece of art I still have, and one of the few that I’m actually proud of, for all it’s imperfections. For the most part I have preferred creating technology, or sometimes using technology to enable creativity. I usually find art frustrating because I ‘try to hard’, and tend to get stressed with how it’s not looking as I wish.
This particular piece was an exception to that, and recently the
hosted guest presenter who showed us some interesting things with watercolour. The opportunity to ask questions was great and I learned things one normally doesn’t about art, and especially watercolours. I’m fascinated by the idea of water-on-water watercolour being about ‘letting go’ and ‘giving up control’ (quite a bit), and think it might be fun to try that type of art. Even if I don’t expect to create great art, I could use the practise in the ‘courage to give up control’ as Hilary expresses the mindset for creating watercolour art. It’s an interesting concept, and one I am curious to try.
I think one of the reasons art is important is that is part of what enables us to ‘keep going’. There is a time for ‘serious’ art, and there is a time for art that is for making us happy, and all kinds of stuff in between. I hope I can have some fun creating some ‘neat’ things that make me happy in the near future. (Ok, so I like doing that with tech too, but this is in a different way and has a different ‘feel’).
Something like the following would be really cool to be paint well enough that I was happy I was able to get ‘close for a beginner’.
Torngats Dream Watercolour. © 2019.