Mixed Resolutions

My latest painting… sorry the photo is a bit ‘off’ (‘computer issues’ and ‘operator issues’ don’t play well together). You get the idea, though. Kinda.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Hansel (*holding computer above head*): “We’ve got thirty years worth of files, right here, in this computer, that are going to bring you down! (*throws / smashes computer*) Where did all the files go?”

– Owen Wilson – Zoolander

About this image: acrylic painting on 8.5″ x 24″ MDF panel


70 thoughts on “Mixed Resolutions

    • Why, thank you!
      Hahaha… intresting you should mention ‘scanning’… my original intent to document this was to scan it in sections and then photo-merge it in Photoshop… hmm… grumble grumble grumble…

    • Thank you very much, Nancy!
      I guess I’d been thinking about variations on the pixelation thing for a while (probably since I did the JFK painting)…
      then later I had an idea to try doing a long wind-swept hair portrait…
      then (for some reason) I decided to try putting those two things together… so… um… this happened… I guess. I have a few other ideas for variations on the theme I might get to at some point… hopefully!

  1. This would have been a good idea for
    St George’s Day with those coloured pixels
    representing the flag 🙂 🙂

    Great visuals as always SIG 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Peg! I am very, very happy to hear you liked this one!
      Yes – this is based off a reference photo of Annabelle… or a kind of character she stood-in for, anyway!

    • I was definitely going for those colors in her hair – so I’m very happy to hear it read that way! Yes… that’s supposed to be a kind of ‘fierce’ expression… or that’s what I was trying to capture, anyway! Thank you so very much, Amy!

    • I’m so very happy to hear you liked this painting – I wasn’t really sure what most people would think! It’s always a lot of fun to find out (and it’s even more fun when I get a comment as nice as this one)! Thank you again!

  2. Wonderful work. 🙂
    I was at the local art gallery with Liz recently. We both observed how traditional artists are being influenced by computer/digital art, while the digital artists/photographers are taking inspiration from more traditional media. One piece was labelled photoage – we had to look up the definition: “A Synthesis of Collage and Photo Processing”. I guess we could involve cooking an do a photoage of a bowl of potage ( very french Canadian soup). 😀

    • How very, very kind of you to say, sir! I’m never quite sure… I mean, most of the things I work on seem fairly interesting to me (at the time I start them, anyway), but… well… I just never really know, I guess…

  3. It’s cool Robert. As someone else said, it’s an interesting expression on Annabelle’s face. To me it looks as if she’s gritting her teeth due to her hair being pulled into a pixelated dimension.

    • Thank you very much, sir! I was pretty happy about the colors… it’s a bit ‘brighter’ than what I usually do… but… I think I kind of like that (for now, anyway)!
      Hahaha… maybe so!

    • Why, thank you, Nancy! Very much! I love S.E’s description – she described what I was trying to do here better than I could! Not that I’m surprised by this, of course! 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your kindness, Ms. K… I very much appreciate the support! I was hoping this would be interesting… so those are some particularly nice things to hear! Thank you again!

  4. Pixels and wonderful colors – I love the feel of this painting. I feel that it symbolises so much – our continual move towards subservience to the digital world? Very well composed and completed 🙂

    • *ding ding ding* You’ve pretty much nailed what I was thinking when I was setting this up, Martin! And the way my brain ‘works’, that kind of translating / interpretation takes a LOT of work! Thank you very, very much, sir! I sincerely appreciate that!

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