THE P A I N T E R L Y WAY

Geri Centonze

I am a mobile artist. I love to create painterly images from photographs using only my iPhone and iPad. What is a painterly image?

Paint-er-ly

adjective of or appropriate to a painter; artistic

Profile of a Man

Portrait of a Young Man

Why Painterly?

As a former sketch card artist, I have a background in drawing and painting but I was always confined to my studio to have access to all of my supplies and tools. Quite by accident I stumbled upon some amazing artists who were creating their work using only photos and apps to edit them. I was intrigued and started to experiment. Painterly editing combines my love of drawing and painting with my desire for freedom and mobility. I can have it all when I create this way.

The photographs don't always start out as anything special. I love the challenge of making something out of nothing.

B E F O R E

A F T E R "We are the Dance"

B E F O R E

A F T E R "Blooming Purple"

B E F O R E

A F T E R "The Grouper"

You might discard this image or...

You could add a painterly touch to make it beautiful

With the wide variety of apps you can combine various versions to take an image like this

And turn it into an abstract painting "The Rebel Fish"

How Do I Do It?

I will show you in upcoming stories how you can edit your images in The Painterly Way

And for the first tutorial I will walk you through how I turned this image into...

"California Dreaming"

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