I developed the Painting with Light technique over the past couple of years. You've probably noticed that scripture inspires much of my work. I began reading the Bible every day way back in the 1990's and thankfully it is a habit that just grew and grew.
When I come across a verse that speaks to me I can't help but try to incorporate it into my daily artwork. It is one thing to create a painting that is inspired by a memorable verse, it is quite another thing to try and incorporate the words of a verse into a work. Perhaps the bigger challenge was to incorporate the verse into a painting that actually looked like art!
Being a "techie" I fumbled around with various software and hardware until I was able to develop the Painting with Light technique. The process first analyzes the original art work, and then literally uses the words of the selected verse as a brush to paint the canvas.
The brush colorizes each letter and word of the verse and digitally "paints" it in overlapping copies millions of times across the canvas. Some paintings take up to two full days of Light Painting before the picture has been entirely painted by the verse.
From a distance the work looks like it was painted with beautiful strokes of pigment and light, much like a Seurat painting. Up close upon examination however the overlapping words of the verses reveal an exciting and unexpected new dimension to behold!
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