*COMPUTER PAINTING*

When we met the Computer Painting we can say: the future has passed already. We are facing something new, a new form of art, a new expression. The world of plastic arts had a great jump inside of the traditional universe of the unimaginable. The artist substitutes the brush for the mouse and the painting canvas for the computer screen. What cannot be substituted is the talent of the artist and the inspiration of their works. We are not speaking about something mechanic that any specialist in computer science could accomplish, but the use of the modern tools forming an alliance with the talent and the true plastic artists’ sensibility.
The Computer Painting has been a true challenge in my life and my objective is to show the public the transformation of my works passing from my traditional art to the new universal horizon, through the computer. But is that really art? Some people think that it is just image editing and applying filters. They tend to think of the Computer Painting as something cold, without emotions. It is not true, because every art depends on feelings. The true art I can affirm is not so simple.
According to Celito Medeiros,… " no matter which the program the artist prefers, I believe that to begin or to finish a Computer Painting, all use Photoshop… Such program is very important to define the desired quality. Quality means to obtain technically perfect work for impression, independent of what is being painted, but how it is painted. In the Computer Painting, no effects are used; this can only be admitted in the formatting of the work for later painting. Thousands of brushes and millions of colors are available to use. Such colors in its nuances can be very well established in Photoshop, just after the painting is ready, as well as the technical details before if starting a Computer Painting.”
In Corel Painter (now I use Painter X) it is that the artist will demonstrate his talent. No use of filter. Everything is with brushes. In that program the painter will choose the technique – Oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, impasto for texture) and also the brush. And each painter has its own trace and own style. In the Computer Painting we can keep our images in a DVD or CD and printed. One of the printing techniques is the giclee, and we need no restoration.

Other Brazilian artists – see:

Michelle Behar

Claudia Alves

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