James Turner ArtTraditional and Digital Artworks
Welcome to James Turner Art
Hi, my name is Jim. I’m a self taught artist and my preferred artistic genre is realism. I’ve been creating art since I was a kid and, as I’ve grown up with the evolving technologies, I feel comfortable with both traditional and digital art.
I get a little restless working in only oils, so you’ll see me jump from one medium to another to see which suits a subject better. Often times I’ll work in gouache for sketch books or I’ll use acrylic for detailed work and oils for a looser more emotive piece.
Though my subjects are usually of people and landscapes sometimes the lore surrounding a person or place is more interesting and will override my tedency for realism and I’ll end up with something really … different.
Most of my subjects are landscapes or anything in the natural world – seems odd that I would use a tool of technology (of the electronic kind) to express these things.
Lastly, I’ve been asked how can such a left brained person be so interested in a right brain activity? I don’t know, but it must have had something to do with the 80’s and video games.
Sometimes I Write About Art
Using hard and soft edges in your painting does give depth and definition to your subject but more importantly these edges break up the sameness of a painting and make it a whole lot more interesting to look at. Too much Softness (Blending) Not a Good Thing If all...
My latest painting of a cemetery gate is, to many people, a morose subject. I don't see it that way. What I see is the art and the design of human beings that want to honor the passing of loved ones. Inspiration for the Cemetery Painting Where I live there are many...
Years ago, when I first tried drawing a face from imagination, it was a total failure. It always looked flat and lifeless, as opposed to the portraits I did from a photograph. When I held them up side by side the reason was obvious. The drawing from imagination ...