April 2019 Newsletter

Everything grows in April, including the art output from the simple, three-sided tetrahedron I use to create images. It seems like the fewer sides a geometric shape has, the more variety of art I can find inside it.

In “Tetra Moon” below, that round-edged tetrahedron “moon” exerts its pull on the “tide” (which is a view of its insides.)
“Sailor’s Delight” was done on Easter, with a wave-like pattern mapped to its surface. The setting sun in the composition looks like an egg!
“Bipolar” uses the same pattern in an op art art fashion. I burred the periphery to give it a centered focus effect.


I returned to where I left off last month with the surface normal technique that produces pure rainbow colored gradients. “Sorbet Eruption” bursts with sweet colors! But I departed the dessert theme for “Bullied” which depicts those colors in an emotional confrontation theme. “Rainbolt” is spectrum-colored lightning that forms beautiful gradient intersections.


It’s difficult for me to do a series on a theme, because of the Rorschach test-like discovery process I use, but I can apply successful textures over again to find similar new compositions. One of my favorites is shown in the next three pieces, below. All three seem like grand vistas of surreal landscapes. I love how the fine texture becomes rectangles as it gets closer to us.


I experienced a 3D program error, or glitch, that resulted in little dots appearing in my artwork. I decided to go with it. It’s the green speckles in “Bark Vision” below, which became more widespread in “I Got Your Pointilism” and “Before I Wake.” I will want to come back to this glitch again!


Another favorite from the March newsletter, strata, is a versatile texture that can look like Mother of Pearl, or ocean waves, or even fire, as in the art below:


Congratulations if you’ve made it this far! I enjoy sharing my art progress with you. If you have questions or suggestions, I’d love to hear them.  -Paul