Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holiday Greetings!!

I would like to wish everyone special wishes for a wonderful holiday season. Make it amazing:)

This manipulated photograph was taken in February 2006 in Yosemite National Park.
Enjoying hiking through the snow I paused at a section next to the Merced River. This beautiful area showed a reflection of El Capitan with the added interest of frozen spots on the tool of the river. My  photo was altered in Photoshop.

My original photograph.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

iPhone and iPad Art

Introducing my new video composed of around 112 images taken on my iPhone and manipulated with apps on my iPhone or my iPad. Some of the images are drawings and composites created on my iPad. I am experimenting with videos as a wonderful way to teach. Although in this video there are no words there is plenty of opportunity to show a path through the creation of images and document what tools were used. 

For me it is impossible to track the exact path each image took. Most of the iPhone apps don't have layers or undo—you just keep following your intuition. Creating on these devices is truly in the moment. The best I can do is give you a  list of what apps were used in the process of working on the images. What magic happens in between is there, but not able to be recreated. 

Some of the apps used: Photoshop Touch, Percolator, Wurm, Paper 53, Sketch Book Pro, Type Drawing, Toon Paint HD, DXP (Double Exposure), Fluid FX and Photo Tropedelic.

Music for the video was created by:

this track is available on at this url.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Digital Journaling on my iPad

Part of a collection of 100 iPad/iPhone images currently in process. My work flow started with my original drawing in Paper 53>layered over an image (created  in Fluid FX) in DXP>retouched in Sketchbook Pro and last the quote was added in Type Drawing. 

This was image created for an 
e. e. cummings quote— 
"yes is a world
 and in this world of 
yes live
 all worlds"

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Image Manipulation with Photoshop Touch and My iPad

Original Photograph

The following layers came from selections of an image that was eventually blended with the original image—all the layers were altered in some way and then blended.

Final image

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Building a Surface with Beverage Cans

Getting towards the end of this beverage can assemblage. The piece contains digital prints on beverage cans—looped and attached with crocheted wire. 


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Floral Play

 Original Photograph

Textured Image
Photoshop CC used for manipulation—
Content Aware Fill
Separating pieces of the image by selections
Texturing the selections with Layer Styles>Contour and/or Texture

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Printed Cheesecloth

Digital print on cheesecloth. The cheesecloth was lightly felted with some wool to build up the texture. This is among some of the tests I am doing to decide what I want to pursue. Felt is an amazing surface when digitally printed. 

Click here for the blog post showing before and after on the felts.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tiny Squares

These tiny squares from digitally printed beverage cans are on their way to a larger piece. The spontaneity of their cluster is beautiful in itself.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Synthetic Textures

Original art by KathyAnne White. 
detail picture

Digital printing on synthetic fabric. Three layers are shrunk and crinkled when melted. The layers are put together with wire pieces piercing through the synthetic fabric—Beads are strung on the wire an pieces of digitally printed beverage cans are added to the wires. This piece is in a private collection located in Toronto Canada. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Northern California Forest

Trees and forest textures are the subject of most of my artwork. This extremely textural bark is exquisite. Patterns are created easily from these and used in other parts of my art.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

October Twenty Seventh—Two thousand thirteen

This lone sunflower is growing close to my studio on our property. It probably took it some time to grow this tall. Yet in my focus to work on my art pieces— my time has been short in enjoying my surroundings. It was a good reminder for me.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Draw a Stickman app

My purchases of apps are consistent especially these digital magazines that come out of England — Digital Artist is one of them.  Actually they have stopped publishing that particular magazine, but the past issues are available digitally on the iPhone and iPad. There are lots of other magazines by this company and the new one Fantasy Art seems to be the replacement of old Digital Artist.

There is another of those types of magazines Imagine FX that I also peruse and buy on my iPad. Amazing stuff in these magazines and for me very inspiring. 

I am always interested on the various reviews that appear in these magazines and last night I read one on an entirely silly app. Silly but clever and funny. This is useful merely for entertainment, but I am easily amused so I like it. 

The app is Draw a Stickman and you can visit Draw a which is their website just to draw and see what happens to your stickman on their site. 

For the app buy the app or use a free version then draw a stickman and take them on an adventure. The app is available on the app store in a couple of versions. The free one has in app purchases.  On one of the free versions I loaded to my iPad there is an in app purchase option. If you don't use it you can keep playing, but there are pop up ads.

Check it out just for the fun of it. Here are some of the pages from the game—