Description This digital painting is of a female lowland gorilla. The palette is primarily shades of browns, blues and muted purples on white. The chop is a antique Japanese carved soapstone. Watermark does not appear on giclee.While the digital painting begins life as one of my original photos taken with my old Pentax K1000 film 35mm SLR the process to alter it is labor-intensive (it's not a photo ran through a filter). The final product looks much more painterly with highly saturated colors than like a photograph. I use both Photoshop and Painter to achieve the final results.
Michelle Bush, Albuquerque Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement My philosophy is that there is a bit of the artist in everyone and that the process of creating is a wonderful way to keep one's sanity - it works for me anyway.
While each digital painting begins life as one of my original photos the process to alter it is labor-intensive (in other words, it's not a photo ran through a filter). This catalog represents several years worth of work. In any case, a computer can't replicate an artist's eye for color and composition; those still have to come from the same place they do in any artist. For me, my computer is just a tool, like a brush or pen.
I have been a graphic designer for close to thirty years. I have been painting watercolors for over twenty-five and taking pictures since I was a kid. My digital art is a fusion of my love for photography and watercolor and I've tried to capture the essence of both.
My husband Greg (an artist in his own right) and I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico in order to be close to the incredible art culture of Santa Fe.