From Stefanik Dagostino of S&S Gallery
My 'paintings' are primarily created within Second Life. All of the colors and shapes are from snapshots I have taken of objects I created in SL. Sometimes I use a simple program to take cuttings to layer into collage-like paintings. I don't use Photoshop, or any paint programs, any textures taken from outside SL, or any physical painting or drawing tools.
I was motivated to find ways to create images in Second Life by two factors. I had a number of visual ideas I wanted to pursue, and I had no training, experience, or tools in real life to express them.
I love Japanese and Chinese gardens, calligraphy and landscape paintings. I have seen some abstract paintings that evoke similar feelings, and wished I could express that combination of color, and calligraphic feel of a landscape. I did not have the opportunity until I found the tools within Second Life.
I make objects, color them, then play with lighting and refraction in the Environmentl Settings menu, then I take snapshots when I see the 'painting' that I want.
I hope you enjoy my work. I'd be happy to talk to anyone about what I do, or how I do it.
showing now at S&S Gallery