A Wee Bit Obsessed with My iPad
Digital art isn't a direction I would have normally taken. But often the day is so packed it's all I get into the day. It's very relaxing. Like a nice glass of wine and good slippers.
And more than that I have found a new freedom in the fast action of scribbling on glass. You can add as many layers as you like, so if you don't like something you just add another layer and in the end negotiate which you keep and which goes. Much like collage or layering an oil painting with gesso when you aren't into what's happening.
As I opened up to the medium more and more using the Apple pencil and Sketches app on my iPad I thought about a children's book conference I had been to when an editor from Penguin Group showed a digital illustration and an analog one. He asked us to guess which is which. And we got it wrong 8 times out of 10. Then I saw Hockney's iPad work. I don't love all of it and I'm not a jewel tone type. But there really is a backbone to this medium. And the prints can be huge without losing resolution. Not to mention that when you are on an airplane you don't have to bother the flight attendants with requests for water to dip the brush or worry about spilling it on your neighbor.
My art printing rep who licenses my work requested mostly the iPad abstracts. I'm in. I'm still growing from the medium though I have a bias towards the physically made works. I'll see where this goes.