I am always challenging myself to photograph subjects in ways that translate well into a painting. Sometimes I go the watercolor route and many times I employ digital painting techniques, something I call “Paintography” (aka Painted Photography). What is Paintography? It is a combination of Digital Photography and Digital Painting. First, I experiment with different camera techniques to acquire an image that I feel will not only be a worthy digital photograph but also make an excellent under-painting for my digital painting process. My next step is “play” with the colors, tones, and contrast, employing a variety of effects until I feel the image is right for a painting. I then go into “painting” mode using a variety of brush types to simplify, blend, stroke, etc. until I feel I have a finished painting. All my “Paintography” is then printed Giclée style on fine art watercolor paper. Below are links to my Paintography Galleries. Browse around and enjoy. Thank You for visiting.
SITTING PRETTY While the male cardinal gets all the attention, I think the female cardinal really has the prettiest feathers. They’re all different shades of reds blended so well that they make their own painting naturally.