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Samantha Keely Smith

Samantha Keely Smith‘s artwork represents a striving to reconcile the inner world of instinct and the tidal sweep of our emotional life, with an external world that is both beautiful and hostile in its natural grandeur. She attempts to map the place where these worlds intersect.The translucent layers of paint, contrasting soft ethereal brushwork and harder edged sweeping gestures, echo this divergence and depict a timeless place that hovers between dream and reality in a way that is simultaneously alluring and menacing. The work exhibits the struggle between and among the variety of human impulses: impulses that are as necessary as they are contradictory, and which therefore constantly undermine our psychic and social coherence even as they endow us with vitality, soul, and life.

Just a little progress on this one.Wish I had a manual for animating in Photoshop, because it’s getting less intuitive as the days go by. Between starting out with frames, moving everything onto a timeline so that I could see onion skinning, and then going back to frames because I’d hardwired myself that way, I got not as much done as I wanted.On top of that, animating with multiple layers in frame mode is pretty crappy. Oh well. Hopefully I can burn through the rest of this one, and into the next two turnarounds by Wednesday evening.

Just a little progress on this one.
Wish I had a manual for animating in Photoshop, because it’s getting less intuitive as the days go by. Between starting out with frames, moving everything onto a timeline so that I could see onion skinning, and then going back to frames because I’d hardwired myself that way, I got not as much done as I wanted.
On top of that, animating with multiple layers in frame mode is pretty crappy. Oh well. Hopefully I can burn through the rest of this one, and into the next two turnarounds by Wednesday evening.