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Fall Artists Update – Nov 20, 2021

“Japanese Garden Of Plenty”

This garden digital painting was inspired by 4 different reference photos. The image was created in Procreate 5.2 and with the Apple Pencil. I used over 34 different brushes, when I normally use half as many. This image took about 12 hrs of digital painting. It’s about 17” X 17” in size. This was started about 14 months ago. When it started snowing today, I ended up finishing.

** I have been resurrecting old paints that I started a while ago and finally finishing them. This is why I paint cowboys one minute, then old cars, and then Japanese gardens.

“Jerry Garcia Lives Again”

I painted this digital painting for my brother David. He has always been a huge fan of Jerry Garcia, of the band “The Grateful Dead”. Painted in Procreate 5 with Apple pencil, I spent about 11 hrs on this using textures and custom brushes I built in the brush editor.

I started with 3 different concepts of Jerry based on images of Jerry in concert settings over the years. The images I used for simply reference images to get a sense of the character and personality of the singer / creative artist that Jerry was. Again, this was a challenging but fun painting to create!

“Spectacular Open Road Memory”

This image was painted digitally from a picture a friend posted recently. The car was wonderful and I painted it in a mountain setting (background). The car itself is placed (in my painting) on a salt flat. This car is a 1929 Dusenberg Model J. I started with a photoshopped image brought into Procreate 5.2, using Apple pencil. Its got 12 layers of texture, uses both watercolour and oil brushes. An experiment to say the least.

“Rocky Westcoast – Gulf Islands”

This sketch started yesterday morning and finished last night at midnight. This  digital painting (created in Procreate 5.2 and Apple pencil) was inspired by my many trips to Piers Island as a child and teenager in Victoria, BC. The trees in this image were quite new, but the old growth forest was in the background.

This image is 11” X 17” in size, about 23 layers of detail and used about over 25 different brushes. Fun to paint!

“Rocky Westcoast – Gulf Islands”

This sketch started yesterday morning and finished last night at midnight. This  digital painting (created in Procreate 5.2 and Apple pencil) was inspired by my many trips to Piers Island as a child and teenager in Victoria, BC. The trees in this image were quite new, but the old growth forest was in the background.

This image is 11” X 17” in size, about 23 layers of detail and used about over 25 different brushes. Fun to paint!

About Gordon

Gordon Currie has been painting watercolours, acrylics for over 15 years. Gordon has painted Digitally on an iPad for 4 years/ His work has been displayed all over Canada, the US in private collections.

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