I know I have mentioned this before, but just as I find sketching pencil on paper liberating, so I find “painting” on the ipad gives me a sense of freedom, I don’t have to worry about the colours going muddy, so I can quickly carry out my prelimary drawings and attempts at colour combinations, without losing that initial sense of creativity. The resulting works provide me with a bank of archives that I can dip into when I have time to actually paint real paint on to a canvas.
Here are a few ipad paintings ready and waiting for a chance to be plucked from the archives and turned into paintings of the traditional kind. If I were David Hockney of course, I would have them printed out by digital inkjet; however my guess is that you have to be well-known first in order to exhibit and sell ipad prints…….well……..I’m working on that one! A couple of these are accompanied by short haiku or tanka poems, a bit of fanciful playing on my part.
A quote from Hockney: “People from the village come up and tease me: ‘We hear you’ve started drawing on your telephone,’” ….“And I tell them, ‘Well, no, actually, it’s just that occasionally I speak on my sketch pad.’”