Monday, February 23, 2009

Digital Art & New Art Space

Joel and I have been busy this weekend working to get the garage cleared out. We're making a space for me in the garage to work on my art projects. I also built my light box, but I haven't got it set up to take photos quite yet. Tomorrow I will find a spot for it and take some photos. In two weeks I'll have a new work bench, too! Yay! Joel found a man that builds them to your specs for a very decent price. Here's what they look like:

Mine will be 8' wide, 2' deep, and 3' tall. I can't wait to get it!! The man that builds them is 88 years young. He said, "It keeps him off the streets". lol He had a really cute ad. Apparently he sold 4 of them yesterday. He must be pretty popular. Once I get this I will use this for most everything, but still use my old desk for sewing. It is a sewing desk, after all, so I might as well use it. I love that little desk anyway. I've always thought it was pretty since I first saw it at a yard sale. It's even better with paint splatters on it. More personality!

I've been quite busy, as I mentioned, so I haven't painted or made any dolls over the weekend. I did have a little Photoshop playtime last night, though. I thought I'd see what my latest painting would look like with a few filters applied. So here are some of the standard Photoshop filters used on my painting photo:

Dark Strokes Crackelure

Sumi-E...and my favorite, Stained Glass...


There you have it; Digital Art Play

Oh, I also picked up a few supplies at Wally World today. Just a few things like craft paint, a miter saw, an exacto knife, and another watercolor paper pad. Oh, and the white muslin for the light box. It was on sale for about a buck a yard!! Beat that!

5 comments:

jaybean said...

looks like fun Rischa! Glad you are getting your space!

Bibbi's Boggled Bloggle (say that three times fast) said...

I am so happy for you that you are getting your studio in the works. I love the work bench. I might just have to have me one too. lol

I like what the cracklure did. It reminds me of Russ Taylor's paintings...texture.

Love ya Heapes, Bibbi

Denise said...

So lucky...your very own space! Mine is right, smack dab in the middle of chaos. Okay, I might be exaggerating a bit. But a quiet little space would be nice. Have fun!

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Photoshop is such a great tool, and I like the last image too. I don't about you, but I always get too carried away and can't stop when I need to!

Sharon :: SkiesArt said...

Rischa....
great digital on the lovely painting. I like the Crackelure and the stained glass.

The Table is going to be so wonderful. Wish there was an old man here that made things like that. YOu are going to love it.

((((hugs, I hope you feel better)))
sharon::skiesart