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Computer applications for painting

posted on 2018-03-07, 22:19 authored by John Hopkins
My M.A. proposal, and subsequent research, was to explore the viability of using the computer in the painting studio as an aid in producing paintings and drawings: Using the computer to generate, modify, develop and store images. Then, to employ the computer interactively during various' stages of the progress of a painting, to assist with decisions about colour, form and shape etc.

My intention was to use the computer primarily as a tool or a means to help in the production of paintings and drawings, not produce 'computer art' as such. Consequently, I was not concerned with the high end of computer systems and
programs, but with inexpensive equipment and programs compatible with the painting studio. Most of the programs I used were either free-ware or less than one hundred dollars.


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Fine Art


Masters of Arts

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Faculty of Arts

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