STOP DREAMING, IT'S NIGHT - 2017
It was not intended, but this painting ended up as a night scene. A mythical contemporary night scene. The blue colour is strongly back in this painting again. There was a pigment producer in UK whom I got my favourite blue colour from, but now I was able to produce it digitally myself.
Most of all this is a painting, although figurative - the main part - as soon the figuration is set, is to solve this as an abstract composition where colours and elements will talk for themselves.
In paintings I always challenge myself, and it's often the unexpected that comes as a solution to my own provocation. Never a correct 'solution', as that makes a painting boring, but a solution where the faults are parts of making the result into something new.
For me with more than thirty years painting with acrylic paint on large canvases, standing in my studio mixing pigments with PVA (polyvinyl acetate) base - I work basically the same way when painting digital as I did with my large radiator brushes on linen canvas.
Of course, it's not exactly the same to paint with acrylic paint as painting digital, but the difference is not greater than working with oil paint. So acrylic painting with pigments and PVA, oil painting with turpentine and it's slow drying process, or my digital painting with my Corel Painters brushes on Wacom Cintiq drawing board - they are all just different types of painting with their own different features.
Fact is that digital painting with what is the right tools for me, give me a larger artistic freedom compared to oil or acrylic. So my reason for painting digital is not the technique or tools in itself, but the larger artistic freedom I get - and as much, the usability and freedom the owner of a limited edition digital file get.
Painting with Wacom digital pen, drawing/painting board and Corel Painter software.
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Below are close-ups of the painting: