Monthly Archives: January 2012

Forest Painting Mangled (decalcomania)

1976 Forest Painting Inspires 2011 Digital Decalcomania The header image for this blog is taken from a painting I did in 1976 of a section of forest immediately to the east of our cabin on Covelo Road in Mendocino County. … Continue reading

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Bay Bark Decalcomania

Bay Bark Texture Inspires a Drawing We have a huge and very old Bay Laurel tree right outside our kitchen window. I used a photo of its bark to get me started on this digital decalcomania project. The finished drawing … Continue reading

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Direct Paint

Decalcomania-Free! Alla Prima Instead Lil’ Feet is a project I did when I first loaded my new version of the software Painter in May 2011. I wanted to get the feel of the digital brushes and processes again, so I … Continue reading

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Another Digital Decalcomania Painting

Decalco Pine Foliage: People & Places When I was able to start making marks and images again, I was delighted to realize that this time I was welcoming anything that arose in my mind as I looked at and worked … Continue reading

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My Digital Decalcomania Process

It’s Not Really Decalcomania The term decalcomania refers to the transfer of a crazed image from one surface to another as used in faux furniture and other decorative techniques, and by surrealist painters, such as Max Ernst, who used the … Continue reading

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Leda Progression

Using yesterday’s post as an example, I thought it might be useful to show how I respond to a random image of textures (and in this case colors), how that image provides me with visual ideas that are then modified … Continue reading

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Leda, My Return to Painting Using Painter

In May 2011, having only whetted my appetite by doing those quick Photoshop drawings, I was delighted when I was able to open up my new purchase of Corel Painter and begin tapping into its virtual brushes and techniques. For … Continue reading

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