Description Here is a recent oil painting of a digital piece I did years ago honoring the 'paint-by-number' craze that once swept the USA. I got to looking at the digital version and decided I wanted to do an oil version using slightly different colors. The basic scene is similar but the bottom reflections in the water came out rather abstract. This abstraction was not originally intended but, once notice, I enhanced it to add a visual or optical play between shapes and what the brain expects to see in a reflection. It's fun to look at.
Paul Simone, Fayetteville Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil. My so called 'right brain' has been active from the start. However, life got in the way and my 'left brain' won out. I got steered in the direction of electronics first via the US Air Force and later via the American Telephone & Telegraph company. But the GI Bill paid off and I got as much education as I could. One of my degrees is in art. Now that I'm retired I can once again return to my 'right brain' and, through the wonders of computers, allow my 'left brain' to participate in expressing my artistic feelings by using pixels as well as oils, acrylics, watercolors, pen and pencils. I have also taught drawing, oil and acrylic painting among other things. In addition I have studied and practiced photo restoration for over 30 years now. Photoshop has been my program of choice in case you are wondering. I do have a program called 'Painter' but I generally live in Photoshop. Adobe's new sales policies annoy me so I'm looking at a program called GIMP. As of 1-1-2014 I am reviving and converting my cartoon strip 'Hobo Robo' into an adventure series. It will be completely overhauled and illustrated by me. The New Hobo Robo is already far beyond my initial expectations; I create it and I'm amazed each day. Stay tuned. UPDATE: The eBook titled 'Hobo Robo - Adventures On New Georgia' is now published on Amazon Kindle! This adventure series is an epic trip into the world of robots and AI on the distant planet of New Georgia. Check it out here: