This is a little departure from my usual wedding and portrait work but I think this is the sort of thing that will become part of part of my business in the future. And by that I mean digital painting. This my first stab at it. It's a bit crude as an image but that's kind of the point since this effort is to showcase Corel Painter's ability to mimic natural media. I think that I really did succeed here in making it look like I sat down some paints and brushes and worked away at. If I got this image printed on canvas I might actually fool somebody with it; at least if they didn't look at it too closely. Sometimes I wonder if we're all being rather foolish going to so much trouble to imitate old-fashioned media on our computers. Did we adopt all this fancy new technology just to do things with it that we used to do without it? That isn't going to stop me, though. With my computer and my wacom tablet, I will continue to perfect painting without paint. My next project is a picture with people in. I'll start with one of my photographs and go from there. I love the look of paintings and I think a portrait done that way is a beautiful thing.
Here are some more pictures I like from our wedding shoot last September. Of course, we produced hundreds of photos that day and I could fill an awful lot of blog posts with them. I really should blog more. As it is, we do have a gallery with all the pictures from that wedding shoot at a website called show my photos. This is a very handy website that allows us to post galleries of entire shoots for our clients to view. We've actually included links to this website at the top of the Helpful Links, Galleries and Pricing and Inquiries pages on this site. Clients can order prints directly from the galleries on the show my photos site. I think it will be a useful tool that will help us serve our clients better. Here, again, is the link: http://www.showmyphotos.ca/tccreative By the way, the beautiful, classy lady holding the camera in the third picture, the one who looks unhappy to be having her picture taken, is my wife and indispensable helper, Theresa. She'll probably be mad at me for including it in this post but I just needed to. I'd be nowhere without her.
Here are some more pictures from Tamara and Stuart's wedding. I sure am happy with how it turned out. By the way, I make no claims about that last picture being an original idea. I've seen it before. I liked the effect, so I did my version. I think it turned out well, like so much else with this wedding. There will be more coming.