Recently, my friend and excellent artist Janet Vanderhoof showed me some of her latest works, created using an iPad. Being a totally new medium for Janet, she has found that the iPad allows her to push the limits of her creativity.
Using an application called Brushes, Janet is able to capture the work, stroke by stroke, and play the drawing from start to finish. I asked her if we could show one of her pieces and she graciously agreed. I am sure you will find it fascinating and inspiring. For those interested in how Janet was able to convert this playback to video, she has written a blog post called How to Record iPad Brushes Playback which includes 3 other great videos.
Red – A Self Portrait – By Janet Vanderhoof
The Finished Product
About Janet Vanderhoof
Janet Vanderhoof is a Colorist and Regionalist, influenced by the Fauves, the German Expressionists and the School of Color and Light, introduced by Hawthorne and Henry Henche, an approach originated by Monet.
She likes to call her work “Modern Impressionism.” Her oil and acrylic paintings are dramatic, with attention to composition, color and light, showing large flat planes of color, offset by areas of bold expressionistic strokes. She enjoys using rich neutrals to counter balance the use of pure bright color. “My first love is color; it is the emotional force behind all my paintings.” I love to paint figures and landscapes, capturing moments and memories.
Her digital work has brought another dimension to her creativity. This is where Janet captures the whimsical, channeling personality and figures from another world. Although, it is a completely different style, it does capture her love of design, color and composition.
Janet Vanderhoof is an award-winning artist. Artaissance, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, now publishes her giclees. She has been shown by numerous galleries, but now has her studio in Morgan Hill, CA. You may visit her studio by appointment for originals, prints and commissions.
All Images By Janet Vanderhoof - All Rights Reserved
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