View Full Version : Callaway (digital plein aire)

05-13-2003, 11:36 AM

it was at callaway
walking under the darkening trees
amongst friends i hadn't seen in awhile
that i recorded the day i'd wanted to paint
but being a digital man, a tablet kind of guy
i had no wacom to fill with leaves
no possible way to scroll through this
lavish yet unpixelated underbrush
i knew would never be this color on my monitor
so i let my eyes fill as they may
and my soul too got a few songs
from haunting birds, and fading voices calling out
has anyone seen the others?
pausing to drift through the thickness
i saw only statues of plein aire artists busy amongst their work
and yet the sky never seems to last you know
and it understands when the park closes
no matter the fact that you may never return
never again occupy this point of view
despite what your camera clicks
it will never be the same as before
i tell you i really do hate relying on the mercy of light
still someday when my pc is on and i am ready to remember
i will be at callaway, and the georgia heat,
and mornings so full of rain ignored by the trees
and i will rest under the deep dark shadows i left behind


05-13-2003, 11:42 AM
Here is the original, which I am still working on, using a photo ref at my left while I paint on my wacom...

05-13-2003, 01:11 PM
sorry ababajob... being a bit lacking in knowledge about digital art here, so bear witth me....

the first one you posted... is this the image you have produced from the second one?????

Is that right????

I like the second one, for me personally, the first one is a little dark, however, but, that's just personal preference....

What do you do then? do you take a photo and paint digitally from that, or digitally change a photo that you download onto the screen???

I ahve NO IDEA how these things work:rolleyes: (thicko lol)

05-13-2003, 01:46 PM

I open the photo I took of Callaway (this botannical park in GA), this appears in a seperate window sized really small on my screen about 2 x 3 inches. Then I open a new window along side that, and using a digital program, "paint" colors on the blank window using different sizes of the mouse brush... I have a digital pen and tablet that imitates a drawing feel... So it's all the fun of paint but not the mess... I never ever adjust the original photo... how I achieved the second one was to use a filter from the program, in this case Photoshop's fresco filter, which darkened the original and gave it texture...


05-13-2003, 02:05 PM
I see a little more clearly now...:cool:

I think i like the second one you posted so much because to me it has such a dreamy ethereal (sp?) feel to it. It reminds me of a dreamlike state where all things are possible. I like how it makes me feel like that:D

05-13-2003, 02:42 PM
you make it look and sound so easy....

I love the poem, too. :)