Looking for the songs of life amidst the noise and haste.
This is me, writing my song, my way.
Phone 61 418 772 084
Janice O'Connor, Kentville, Qld 4341 Aus
Creating Digital Art for a Digital World
I love art, music, horses, the world around me and I love to take photographs of it all. In my early life I drew in pencil and pen and painted, mostly in acrylics, though I did love water colour and oils too. I loved to create large pieces of brightly coloured abstracts as well as detailed line drawings of nature, particularly horses. These days my canvas is often Photoshop, my brushes and pencils, a Wacom tablet and stylus and my palette of photos, textures, hand painted backgrounds and overlays.
By combining hand painted textures, digitally altered photographs, sketches, paint drips, everyday textures such as coffee stains, concrete, brick and nature, with my native images, I create unique mixed media, digital trans-formative paintings touched by the music filtering through my headphones.
The tools of my trade are my cameras, canvas, water-colour paper, acrylic paints and mediums, an HP laptop, computer with an Eizo monitor, loaded with Adobe Photoshop CC, Lightroom and Bridge. Le sigh. I also use a nice little professional wireless Cannon inkjet printer filled with archival quality inks.
My current camera is a digital bridge camera. That's a camera a bit above compact and just below SLR. It's a FujiFilm S200EXR with a manual zoom lens that goes from 30mm to about 430mm, which is kinda cool. Yes, it's old but you know, I rather like old things which is lucky for my hubby. Frequently attached to this camera is a Manfrotto monopod, a totally cool stand for when the arms are just too shaky.
I'm also partial to my iPhone X camera and have a nice selection of lenses to play with.
Now I'm creating digital art stories with real critters and real world scenes and sharing them here. It's kind of exciting really. You're never too old to learn and never too old to start a new career.
Have a good one, mates! (Australian for "I wish you a very good day.")
"Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many."
Janice L O'Connor
JaniceO Digital Art
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