Lilly Pads Abstract


While thinking of Lilly Pads I played with the Sketches App on my new IPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Watercolor on steroids! How delightfully playful to create! Could be a very useful technique!

Results displayed in half resolution if you click on the image.

Lately I have been bogged down with other projects, nearing the completion of the mural, and preparing for a big change. Hopefully by the end of summer I can back to doing more free painting, and blogging.

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IPad Plein Air on the Beach

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I’ve been on vacation. At this time, we were exploring the Keewenaw Peninsula around Lake Superior in Michigan. It would be a great opportunity for Plein Air painting, but I’m with family and we’re always on the move. I thought to squeeze it in while we were sitting on the beach, but the only option was my IPad. This would be great if not for sunlight’s glare on the screen. I used Art Set Pro on my IPad with a brush stylus. Fortunately I had colors picked for landscape on my palette. I made some revisions after I got inside. I considered it a worthwhile exercise. I’m heading home today.

Ways to Render a Pair 002 – Ipad in Oil Pastel (blended)

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This is an exercising in how many ways can I find to render a pair, starting with some of the most basic. In this case on the IPad using the Art Set Pro App with the oil Pastel tool.

Ipad Painting Inspired by “The Painting”

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What Animated film inspired me to do this Ipad painting?

It’s from “Le Tableau” a French animated feature film. In English it’s known as “The Painting.” I thought it would be fun to paint a picture like it and have brushwork. I took some liberties, but it was fun to experiment with this environment and the Art Set Pro App.

The French have other recent great animated films like “Ernest and Celestine,” “Secret of the Kells,” and “The Triplets of Belleville.” All of these movies including “The Painting” are available on ITunes.