It’s an amazing day in Cornwall and I finally got a chance to do what I had already hoped to do with the iPad, but found it insuffficent for: painting outside. The Wacom Companion is a great tool for that. You need to find a nice place in the shade, then it still needs a bit of time to getting used to the different brightness of subject and screen. But after a few brushstrokes I didn’t notice it any longer.
As always, please let me know what you think.
Plain air painting at Fistral Beach
It took me a while this time to get to do some work on my Wacom Companion. I finished on a job and had to find a new one. I am very lucky and even got some time off in between. So I packed up everything, including my Wacom Companion and was off to Newquay.
Since the main objective of this blog is to improve my skills, I thought of doing a still life and there was this incredible washbasin in my room. What a collection of shapes, colors and materials! There wasn’t much space in front of it, so the perspective is off more than once …
Here is a great way how the Wacom Companion can help you to improve your skills quickly. I went back to V & A Museum and with the internal camera I took a picture of the statue I painted a few weeks ago. Next I took it into photoshop, traced the outlines and overlayed it over my painting. Instantly I can see that the left leg is quite off as well as the position of the shoulders. Great if you don’t have a tutor handy!
Correction of my painting of Antonio Canova’s sculpt
This is from my first day out with the new Wacom Companion. I went to the V&A Museum in London, a brilliant place. I used a trial version of Corel Painter for that.