Here she is, finally finished. Oil on clayboard, 18″ x 21″. She finally has a name too: “Lady Isabella of Seville.”
Working traditionally in oils again always makes me think about the funny and ironic differences between digital and traditional paint. On the one hand, there’s nothing quite like having a real painting. But on the other hand, it’s tough to get a good digital file of it. It’s just never the same after you scan or take a photo of it. Sure, digital has no “original” piece of art, but you know what you’re getting digitally when you create it. But then, that doesn’t really matter anyway, because you can’t control how your digital art looks on someone else’s computer anyway. So…essentially, nobody wins, really. But I like doing both for different reasons. All fun, just different fun.
This is just an excuse to remind everyone to go see original art in person whenever you get the chance. Such as the show that’s wrapping up in Allentown, PA: “At the Edge: Art of the Fantastic.” One week left!
See you next time! 🙂