This wave was sketched very roughly using the brush tool in Inkscape 0.47 and then I outlined areas using Spiro splines and applied the jam spread filter effect to these shapes.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
The new version above is improved over the original below. This might be close to finished.
The foreground and background still needs work in this study based on a photographic of Akaroa harbour by mollivan_jon on flickr. I have used Inkscape filters new to version 0.47 to paint the light and reflections to my satisfaction.
If you refer to the original, you will see that I took gross liberties as far as composition of the paitning is concerned, but my intention was to focus on the shapes and the light and shadows on the hills as well as experiment with reflections on the water.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Experimenting with light . . . the original source for this painting is a photograph by bcostin available on flickr.
I used various Inkscape 0.47 filters on this adaptation of bcostin's great photo. I did sepearate scans of the photo for brightness cutoff, for colors, and for greys, and then deleted all but the basic colors, and then arranged the remaining scans to focus the eye on the light streaming into the trees and onto the forest floor, and, finally, applied several filters to a cropped image in order to blend the contrasts appropriately.