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Randoms: Monet Pixel Painting © Sean Hayes

Monet Pixel Painting

Monet Pixel Painting © Sean Hayes

As we head into the monochrome bleakness of the winter months – a timely reminder of what awaits us on the other side. Hope you like the image – and should you like one of the images enough to want a pristine print on your wall, please write to me at shonski50@me.com and we’ll chat about print sizes, prices and shipping arrangements. Thank you for your visit

Pixel Paintings Series © Sean Hayes (2013)

Dublin Ireland

Dublin Bay © Sean Hayes (2013)

Killiney Bay Ireland

KIlliney Bay © Sean Hayes (2013)

Knokke Belgium

Knokke © Sean Hayes (2013)

Thanks to digital, we now live in a picture perfect world. Perfectly polished pixels that only a computer could make and love; but we are not algorithmic machines – perfect is boring. I’ve always been a big fan of the imperfections of painting. The yellowing varnish, the hairline cracks, and the tarnish of time all add to the art and aesthetic of the painting. I originally shot the above images on my DSLR. They looked good enough – but lacked intrigue. A bit too picture postcard. I uploaded them to my iPhone and applied textures using photo apps to give them a more ‘painterly’ personality. Hope you like the series of images – and should you like one of the images enough to want a pristine print on your wall, please write to me at shonski50@me.com and we’ll chat about print sizes, prices and shipping arrangements. Thank you for your visit.

Painting with pixels © Sean Hayes (2012)

I would love to paint. Technically, I have the ability – but lack of time coupled with plenty of procrastination seem to hamper my efforts to put pigment to paper or canvas. That was until I discovered the next best thing to pigment – pixels. Less messy, but just as creative, photo apps for smartphones are a minor miracle in their sophistication and ease of use. And price. For the price of a coffee, photo apps can give you all the power and functionality of any professional image editing tool. I’ve lost count of how many photo apps I’ve downloaded over the years and have enjoyed experimenting with different tones, hues and textures. The images posted here are the results of that experimentation. Hope you like them – and should you like one of them enough to want a pristine print on your wall, please write to me at shonski50@me.com and we’ll chat about print sizes, prices and shipping arrangements. Thank you for your visit.

Painting with pixels

Winter Walks 1 ©Sean Hayes (2012)

Painting with pixels

Winter Walks 2 ©Sean Hayes (2012)

Painting with pixels

Winter Walks 3 ©Sean Hayes (2012)

Painting with pixels

Winter Walks 4 ©Sean Hayes (2012)

Painting with pixels

Winter Walks 5 ©Sean Hayes (2012)