I spent most of today working on the background for a painting–a plain, ordinary sky.

Hours passed, much like a kidney stone.

At around five pm I screamed “SCREW YOU, REAL MEDIA!” slammed the door my studio, stomped downstairs, and pulled up Photoshop, where the delicate graded effect I was after took about forty-five seconds.


I know pretty well what I can and can’t do in real and digital media, but I still have to try and push it regularly, just in case I surprise myself. Sometimes I get lucky…and sometimes I ruin a perfectly good piece of illo board.

So this will be a digital painting.

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