David Hockney creates IPad Art, Lin Barrie is inspired……..!

I am inspired!
Last year I created a wine bottle label for Painted Wolf Wines, a bottle to be auctioned at our Taste of Africa event in the Mukuvisi Woodlands, raising awareness and funds for African wild dogs…I created it on my new toy…my IPad!

Intrigued by the possibilities, I have this year explored the work David Hockney is doing….creating with his finger on his IPad! Many are scenes from his rural English home…


There are iPad drawings you look at on a screen, and there are iPad drawings printed on sheets of 3×6-foot paper and mounted on a giant wall.
Hang five such works together and you have “Bigger Yosemite,” a series of wonderfully vibrant drawings of Yosemite’s rocks, trees, and waterfalls that each measures 9 feet wide by 12 feet high. The piece now hangs in San Francisco’s De Young Museum as part of “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition,” a comprehensive survey of more than 300 works made since 2002 by the influential British painter, stage designer, and photographer.
In one wide open vista, scrubby, bright green pines sparkle in sunlight, backed by Bridalveil Falls tumbling lightly down a cliffside; the distinct granite crest of Half Dome looms in the background. In another, a heavy mist obscures stands of giant sequoias.

David Hockney, known as one of the most versatile artists of the 20th century, has embraced tablet technology for his latest exhibition.
The 76-year-old has always been interested in experimenting with new techniques, but the launch of the iPhone and iPad has taken his work to a new level.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2514104/How-iPad-art-inspired-76-year-old-David-Hockney.html#ixzz2r6Uu5LZW

“You know sometimes I get so carried away, I wipe my fingers at the end thinking that I’ve got paint on them,” Hockney said in 2010, when more than 200 of his images of plants and cut flowers created on the iPhone and iPad went on display in “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition,”

About wineandwilddogs

Lin Barrie The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues. This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil. Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation. Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas. Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.
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