Fractal Painter software first crossed my path in the late 1980’s 0r early 1990’s.
I had been painting with oils for about 20 years, when I first installed Painter on my original legitimate windows computer complete with an original Intel digital video converter board. What a machine! It only cost me about $3500.
This is one my first digital creations.
My first one-man show of paintings at the Everson Museum in 1972 included 14 or 15 huge oil on canvas figure paintings. The face and figure has been a constant inclusion of my work.
The immediate fascination with the digital media was the way the colors and forms seemed to immediately blend and evolve right before my eyes. I was able to make completed images in minutes instead of weeks or months.
It was absolutely amazing, even on a dinosaur computer.
I continued to paint with oils then acrylics, though I still used the computer.
Eventually, mainly for health reasons, I quite the physical media and went all in digital. I was able to adapt my god given instinctive painterly style to making digital art,
And I never looked back!
Universal Heart |Digital Image| 2022