Several months ago I was honored to have this painting chosen
to be a top 10 finalist in the Sammi Awards.
I created this piece as a metaphor to represent how each of us can bloom.
We may be born from a humble beginning (as in a simple terra cotta pot),
but we can overcome those hurdles and bloom in a spectacular way
that is individual to each of us and sheds beauty on our fellow man.
This was how I described my painting on the application.
The annual Sammi Awards are our city's tribute
to citizens who are unsung heroes
and make a difference
in all the little ways that really matter.
It was fun to see the art show that goes along with it and meet
fellow artists and nominees too.
And as I have been bit by the iPad 'brushes' app,
as if you did not know...
I thought I would see how close I could replicate the above painting
on my iPad.
step 1 - background and texture
step 2 - a little outlining
step 3 - more build up in layers
and finally some buttons added with pic monkey.
Voila - no paint or brushes,
just fingers and an app.