Somehow, with time getting less and less available for painting, it feels as though I haven’t picked up a paintbrush for ages. So, thank goodness for the iPad, I’ve been quickly sketching on that and playing about with my images on the PS express app. This enables me to change or invert colours of any original painted sketches and iPad sketches. It’s a great way of doodling, and there is a certain sense of serendipity because I can convert images to colours I wouldn’t think of using in paint, now why is that I wonder? I think it’s because it’s so instant, this really is a way of saving time, and nothing is irreversible which you get with paint, so there’s no hesitation. It does however make decision-making more difficult if you’re indecisive like me, for now the question is which one to use as your diving board? Which pool to plunge into? Either that or it gives you a series of paintings to get on with, so both options are available!
Nº1 is the original iPad sketch. Nº2 inverted colours. Nº3. grey and carmine:
Nº 1 iPad sketch. Nº 2 inverted colours. Nº3 grey/carmine:
These 3 are unadulterated iPad sketches:
Now onto playing with painted sketches:
strengthening and warming the colours
Inverted colours, I like the mood of this one:
Lastly, in my last blog I mentioned visiting a friend in hospital, since then she’s been moved to another, and I couldn’t believe the colour they’d chosen for the corridor…… This is great inspiration for painting, but in reality it makes me scuttle as quickly as I can to the next floor, the effect it has on people’s skin is a ghastly glowing sickly green, ideal in a hospital………