Gazebo, 2019, 18″ x 12″, Pigment and acrylic on canvas
This painting shows an arbor in the beautiful Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach, Florida. It was originally created as a demonstration artwork during a Painter workshop I taught at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in March, 2019, based on a photograph I took during a class field trip using a Canon 6D DSLR. Through the vibrancy, variety and richness of color of paint, digital and physical, I strive to bring life to my subject in a way that goes beyond what can be captured in a photograph.
Here is the original digital painting created using Corel Painter 2019 painting software and a Wacom Intuos Pro M pen tablet with a MacBook Air computer:
This painting has an Augmented Reality (AR) component enabled by Artivive, a free app on iOS or Android. Click on the icon below to be connected to Artivive on the Apple App store:
Enable access to your device camera when you open the Artivive app, turn your volume up. To view the AR video overlay, point your smart device (with the Artivive app running) at the artwork.
This painting was one of two of my artworks (the other one being Piano Indigo) accepted into the juried 2021 Salon at the Triton Museum of Art: Statewide 2D Art Competition & Exhibition, which runs June 26 through September 12, 2021. The opening day of the show, Saturday, June 26, the museum will be open 11:00AM to 4:30PM, is also the same day as the Chalk Art Festival at the museum. Drinks (beer, soft drinks, water) and snacks will be available for purchase from 11:00AM to 4:00PM that day. I’ll be there to meet visitors and talk about my work from 1:00PM to 4:30PM. If you’re in the Bay Area please come by, enjoy the art and say hello!
Delivering Gazebo and Piano Indigo to the Triton Museum of Art for the Salon at the Triton show