Friday, November 17, 2017
Casey Lesser's article on Why Medical Schools Require Art Classes points out the humanizing aspect of art, among other things...
Article: Why Med Schools Are Requiring Art Classes
Friday, October 6, 2017
|Mysterious Bird - Altered, Blended Photos by D.K. Pritchett|
I wanted to create an eerie image for one of my Pinterest boards, and I also wanted to play with the camera on my new phone.
I had already created an eerie eye by taking a picture of my eye, partially surrounded by my hand, then altering the mood by applying filters using an app called Cupslice.
|Eerie Eye and Hand (Upside-Down), Modified Using Cupslice App|
|Cocoon (Upside-Down), Enlarged Detail, Modified Using Various Filters|
I imported both photos into an app called PhotoBlend, manipulated the strength of the light, and merged the two images several times, playing with various filters to get the right color and mood. I saved several views and picked the one I liked best. I imported the new altered image into the Samsung Photo Editor for my finishing touches, a little pencil drawing (detail, below).
|Graphic Work Using Samsung's Photo Editor Pencil Tool|
I'm happy with the mysterious bird I created, though it probably wouldn't enlarge well.
|Collage of Various States of the Two Photos Used to Make the Finished Art|
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
|Doodles and Sketches by D.K. Pritchett|
Created for Free Art Friday in Rome, Georgia
This past weekend I hid some art for Free Art Friday in Rome, Georgia, and had lots of fun doing it. I hid about eight or ten sketches and doodles, mostly of butterflies and calligraphic letters. I've discovered that several other North Georgia towns have free art groups or painted rock groups. Most or all are on Facebook and are closed groups (you have to join to participate). Here are a few of them:
Cave Spring, Georgia:
Cave Spring Rocks
Free Art Friday Cave Spring/Cedartown:
Dalton, GA Rocks
Free Art Friday Rome GA
Rome Ga Rocks
(Subtle clues - took me awhile to realize it was Rome, Georgia)
North Georgia Rocks
Chattanooga Painted Rocks
Subjects and keywords in this post: Free Art Friday in North Georgia towns, Free Art Friday in Cave Spring, Georgia, Cave Spring Rocks, Chatsworth Rocks, Dahlonega Rocks, Free Art Friday, Cedartown, Cave Spring, and Rome Georgia
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
|MAC Painted windows: stitching witch and black cat - Scarecrow Mania 2016|
I can't remember ever painting any windows, though some years ago, one of my co-workers had a project in planning to spruce up a vacant building during Black Bear. The building owner chose not to do windows that year. I have painted on small pieces of glass and knew that it would be tricky. In some ways, they were easier than expected, and in other ways, harder. I knew that painted glass tends to look streakier on the painted side, but even I wasn't prepared for how smooth and slick they would look on the outside. I did a quick draft on paper, then went straight to the windows. The hardest part was reaching the tops of the windows. All I had was a molded-plastic stepstool, so that was a stretch.
Technical info: I used plain craft-acrylic paints (not specially formulated for glass or anything). I mixed in a little bit of dishwashing liquid to make it easier to peel off later. I didn't get to do the peeling myself, so I'll have to ask how it went.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
For the last year or so, on and off, I've loaned my paintings to a non-profit gallery. I've spent a lot of time lugging big canvases back and forth between home and there. Quite often, it's the same few pieces of art. They serve to fill and decorate the space between shows, which is getting to be more often. It's a work in progress. I'm a bit worn out...