Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Gill Miller - Digital Collage Art - This Is How I Do It.

This is week 1 of the development of my new digital collage. As I mentioned in last week's Newsletter, I make my collages from parts of my paintings, and now I am also using my photography to
create new compositions.

BELOW RIGHT: Week one of the yet unamed composition.

BOTTOM LEFT: Painting from 2015.

TOP LEFT This photo was taken in New York's Central Park in the Fall of 2013. I discretely took a series of shots of people walking by as I sat on a park bench.

This project is a 4 week long project where I will post the progress of the Print, and then will offer it up for purchase once it is completed.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Digital Art...or the Art of Recycling - California Surfin'

ABOVE: I'm not really sure how I started making digital collages from my canvas paintings. The idea just came to me and I'm not sure what I was influenced by. Like many artists, influences are constantly coming into view and stored in the right brain lobe, and pinpointing the origins may not always be easy.

Anyway, I think this is an example of the Right Brain feeding the Left Brain because it involved going into a computer program, Photoshop in this case, and creating something not only artistically, but technically. Specifically what I did here was to digitally cut out parts of my different paintings and create a new composition. This one is called
California Surfin'.

BELOW: The X's mark digital "pieces" from six different paintings that I cut out and assembled the composition with. It's kind of like putting together a puzzle, which is what painting is to me anyway. So in that respect the thought process is similar.

BOTTOM: The arrow marks the gold and white area that I cut out to make what looks like the side of a head, with the ear and the "eye" shapes.

COMING UP: Over the next few weeks I will be working on a new composition in Photoshop, and will be publishing each week the progress until it is completed. I hope you enjoy it. Be safe and have a great New Year!