Autumn Mountains Digital Painting
I last wrote about my creating a database for my art (see Creating An Art Inventory). As a part of that process I made a New Year's resolution to get all my art added to my web site. Given the large number of digital paintings that I have to add, I decided to write a C++ program to create the needed gallery pages. The program works by pulling the relevant data from a control file created from my art inventory and writing that information to a skeleton gallery page. I'm happy to say it worked like a charm.
The first two paintings I've added are:
Portrait of Amie
Portrait of Amie (a cropped version is shown here) is the final version in a series of paintings I made while developing and testing a digital painting program that employs what I refer to as an algorithmic paintbrush. This painting was particularly challenging because not only was I developing a work of art but I was simultaneously developing the painting program to create that art.
Autumn Mountains came to me unexpectedly. I was flipping through my copy of The Atlas of Middle Earth and paused on a page with a map of Ered Luin (Blue Mountains) and Grey Havens. It brought to mind the line art of J. R. R. Tolkien used to illustrate my very old copy of The Lord of the Rings. With that style in mind, I created the foreboding, fantasy landscape Autumn Mountains. Note that a wallpaper sized version is available from the Autumn Mountains gallery page.
More art to follow so stay tuned.