Rainbow Whale in a Sea of Dreams by Jana Gilmore

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It’s funny how some of my pictures come about. Take this one for instance. One day I was looking at an abstract I had created using a style I perfected in grade school… I would take a black crayon to a white sheet of construction paper and draw one long continuous looping line crisscrossing itself to form rounded shapes (big & little) and then fill in each compartment with a different color. When I decided to try that technique on the computer it led to a work I call “Pieces of Color”. One day as I was looking at that picture for some reason the overall shape of it reminded me of a whale. I tried various techniques to get the look I wanted and the result is what you see above. I thought the whale deserved a colorful background to swim around in, so I juxtaposed it on top of one of my other works… “Chagalled”… just to see how it would look. I liked it! I just love the process of creating art from first thought to completion! By the way… does anybody really bother to read these descriptions? If you’re reading this would you please write “YES” in the “Leave a comment” box below. I’m just curious. Thanks.

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I’m Jana Gilmore, a “Digital Folk Artist” who uses MS Paint to create eclectic abstract paintings. I first discovered this talent three years ago, and I’ve painted more than100 abstracts since then. The more I use pixels to paint, the more creative I become. I can’t wait to see what I’ll come up with next !

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  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

    Really Colorful & Charming! I remember doing those abstracts as well in Grade School;I think it’s great to use stuff you learned when you were a kid & use it in your artwork:-)

  • patjila
    patjilaover 2 years ago

    That’s what i would love to encounter in my dreams :)) full of joy vibrant colours so nice! Fave!

  • Thank you so much for favoring my whale. I have a few other pictures that are similar if you liked this one. Try finding “:See Dream” , “Chagalled”, and Stayned Glass Window" and you’ll see how the whale came into being.

    – Jana Gilmore

  • Arletta
    Arlettaover 2 years ago

    Wow! Bright! I quite like it!

  • Thanks for the comment. It always makes me feel good when someone appreciates what I’ve created.

    – Jana Gilmore

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    Annmarie *7 months ago

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