Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Painters Palette

Our final group of images for this series was posted for the first time last October. Exceptional, striking and vibrant, they are the very essence of presenting images for The Painters Palette!

Art washes from the soul
the dust of everyday life

Pablo Picasso said that. I believe he is right. I am often privileged to see unique images in my classroom. Why? Because I teach Photoshop to seniors.

Robert Barretto has generously agreed to share with us the images you see below in this post.

I saw the first one on his computer in the classroom some time ago, and felt that little visceral click that happens when I find myself looking at something truly exceptional!

I asked him to tell us a little bit about his work. He says, "This is an image of a ballet dancer that is set in a logo design and then superimposed on an image of a canyon in Utah that is the background image."

He created the following images using 16 different layers after the image had been posterized. Each shape is on its own layer. He said, "These images of Penelope Cruz show how changing the color scheme of Photoshop layers can completely alter the mood of the image.

I use these to experiment with different color schemes before I paint the reference image.

It saves a lot of time and material to see if I like the colors before I start the painting."

"This is the photo of a daughter of one of the student artists I am in class with. She asked me to abstract this with many gradient patterns and she ended up painting it as shown with a few modifications of her preference."

This is the original image:

And this is the abstract:

That's what I call extraordinary, Folks!

Our special thanks to Robert Barretto for sharing his art with us!!


Sage said...

Robert is so creative; Beautiful!

'Art washes from the soul
the dust of everyday life'

Love that saying from Picasso.
I appreciate everything you share with us.

Anonymous said...

Just fabulous work!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Love the that dancer!