Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ubi Caritas - Durufle



I had to post this again. An impromptu performance at St. Paul's' Cathedral in St. Paul, Minnesota by the Lutheran College Collegiate Chorale. I think this just happened as the choral group was visiting the Cathedral and just decided, on the spot, to form a large half circle around the church and sing. Other than the singers, there are few people present. Their tempo for this work is slower than most choirs perform it which makes perfect sense in such a large empty space. The reverberation of so many voices would have gotten muddled had they sung it any faster. These singers' voices and phrasing fit together perfectly for the space. Their director must be a man go good heart and soul. I wish I could have been there.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Guardian


A different style of Guardian Angel image in the works.


Since It is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows here is a sketch of Our Lady
though obviously not the Sorrowful Mother.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Digital Painting with Photoshop CS5


Yes, this is a digital painting. I thought I would try out Photoshop CS5's Painting brushes to see how they work compared to Corel Painter. I added the canvas texture to it just to add a more personal touch.
Many people consider digital art as not true art and I tend to agree since manipulating color on a computer is non critical - you can delete, go back, erase, color correct, etc.  But, it can be fun and when you work for a living in the digital world it is almost mandatory to know.