Photoshop is lots of fun, but it can never surpass painting with physical art materials. It is a dangerous temptation to waste art time, so I want to say right now at the beginning stage of this blog that while there are many computer artists, it’s not my choice or my vehicle for expressing creative ideas in a final way. As good as it is it cannot make as many choices as I need to present my painting idea because a good part of it is just my reaction to what I see and the thickness and drag and push of the paints on the resistant canvas, paper, metal, glass, or wood. I don’t want the program to lead me away from that, for me Photoshop is too two dimensional.
I think my style would suffer the same way as any handmade object would if it was given over to a mechanized assembly line, just think of the difference between a cobbler’s shoes and factory ones, or a tailor’s suit and an off the rack one. So I’m not going to work the things I paint on the computer, not going to mix the “medias”. I am going to keep them separate. I don’t want the confusion and interference. It leads to alienation from the subject matter and that’s a grief I’ll forgo.