I posted the photo of "Spirit Lake" online and one of the comments I received made note of the detail in the painting. "I thought you were blind!? I couldn't see this much detail and beauty if I was meditating on it." - Laura Parken
Well - here's the trick, Laura Parken: I use an ipad when I'm painting...With the limited vision I do have, seeing detail is difficult at the best of times. A little technology sure does help
I keep the photo up on the screen, and with a simple "pinch" I can zoom in and see the details in the image. Also, with the larger canvasses, I can get a fair bit "closer" to the image.
Magic blown. Sorry, Laura.
Speaking of the ipad.
I was working away on the latest canvass as my studio buddy, Arlo was digging his face under the couch
I didn't take much notice of it until I heard him chewing on something. A couple of nights ago Arlo had gotten into a bag of Zinc Lozenges and spent the better part of an hour evacuating the contents of his stomach, so I was concerned that he had found something untoward... I turned quickly to address the situation and in doing so I bumped into the music-stand that I use to hold my ipad and it toppled onto the concrete floor, effectively putting some "character cracks" into the screen. Thankfully, the essential functions of the ipad seem to still work. I looked into having it fixed, and the cost of having the screen repaired is almost as much as a new ipad. Sneaky, bastards.
Perhaps my upcoming work will feature a series of cracks?
It's an idea.
On the plus side, Arlo is fine.