Monday, November 10, 2008

California Glorious Sunsets.

Since I started to paint on my Iphone 3 months ago, I really enjoy painting the sunsets here in California. They are absolutely gorgeous, but don't last long. It's a matter of 5 to 10 minutes and then it's gone. So again, the Iphone and the app "brushes" are the perfect tool to capture the light very quickly on site. I could paint them with any media back at home from a photo, but the feeling is not the same, there is something very rewarding, satisfying to be able to paint a sunset live as it goes down, even if the end result is digital.
I have quite a collection of sunsets now, and I will post some of them now and then, but I'm keeping all my Iphone paintings/color keys for a book someday.

(For those of you who know the area, I painted this one yesterday evening from the top of Chaney Trail in Altadena).


34 comments:

Vanda said...

Nice! It looks a lot like a watercolor.

Matt J said...

Very peaceful-I feel relaxed! I hope Santa brings me an i-pod for Xmas then i'll start capturing the skies here too!

Eric Hutchison said...

Love the hint of yellow reflecting off the bottom of the blue sky cloud. Very nice Stephane!

Petrea said...

Lovely! You've captured the light. I love that trail, too.

samacleod said...

Yeah, amazing sunsets, this is just beautiful Stephane. I would buy a book of these for sure.

Bufi said...

graande stef...ma si può disegnare con l'iphone?...

USelaine said...

It's deceptively simple looking, but could only be made by great talent.

messytimbo said...

i think it's unreal that your able to do something of that standard on an iphone. but it just goes to show, it's whats in side your head that counts and not whats inside your hands.

this is very, very beautiful, i can't wait to see the rest

Stéphane Kardos said...

- Thanks Vanda. It's more like a gouache feel I think, thicker, meatier. I like your photos!

- Monsieur Jones! It's been a while. How are things in France, I heard "un monstre..." is on stand by? are you still in Nice?
Glad you feel very peaceful/relaxed looking at this sunset, it's exactly how I feel each time I look at one here, my dog next to me, good times.
Je t'embrasse mon lapin!

- Thanks Hutch!

- Hey Petrea, thank you! we went to this little waterfall, very pretty short hike.

- Hey thanks a lot Steven. We have to meet up someday.

- Hey Bufi, yes I did it on the Iphone, with one finger with an App. called "brushes"
Gracie mille!

- Uselaine, thank you very much for your compliment, I really appreciate, this makes me want to do a lot more sunsets around.

- Thank you very much Messytimbo, you are very kind. I appreciate your comment.

annie said...

The ipod is going to have a great future if folks like you continue to use it, Stef. As Vanda said, it looks like a watercolor, and I am touched by the light just as Petrea is.
annie

annie said...

P.S...The i-pod and iphone--are they the same or similar devices? You can tell that I am computer illiterate.
annie

Vince M. said...

I love the urgent energy of these pieces, Stephane.
Very inspiring. It's fun to see the immediacy of this tool, and your ease with color.

We no longer have to wait for paint to dry.

Beautiful image.

Tash said...

Gorgeous e-painting - wish I could observe you while you "paint". You sure are right about the short sunsets & sunrises I might add.
Went up the Chantry Flats trail in college & later came back to see the falls, so many yrs ago!

wagonized said...

Stéphane, en effet, c'est digital, mais pour du digital, je trouve l'expérience de Brushes, le fait de peindre du bout des doigts, drôlement organique.
C'est simplement fabuleux, ce que vous produisez avec le vôtre. J'en suis encore à quelques pauvres tentatives!!

Stéphane Kardos said...

- Thanks a lot Annie, I really appreciate. The Ipod and Iphone are 2 different devices but both are able to run the application to draw on them.

- Merci Vince!

- Thanks Tash, I was actually thinking to ask my wife to film me while I do paint on my Iphone, but somebody already did it on youtube I think...I might do it someday.

- Merci Wagonized, je suis alle sur ton site (on peut se tutoyer) mais je n'ai pas vu tes dessins sur Iphone?

Dorota said...

You deserve ptasie mleczko!!! Beautiful sunset.

wagonized said...

Ah Stéphane, pour l'instant il n'y en a qu'un (un atroce verre/poubelle sur fond vert). Le jour où je pourrai faire un tel coucher de soleil, je t'enverrai le lien!! :-)

altadenahiker said...

I do indeed know that trail, and I think I know exactly where you were standing.

Thierry Cattant said...

Tu as bien de la chance d'habiter et surtout de travailler là bas ;-)

Stacey Aoyama said...

Beautiful sunset Stephane! :)

Ry's Photo Blog said...

beautiful.

Ed said...

I like it.

neilornstein said...

wonderful atmospheric work.
Regards, Neil

ill said...

Really beautiful.

Hope LA is treating you well. I could do with some West Coast sun, very cold and grey in London.

PS: Will send you an update on music projects I have completed over e-mail and a new record label I am a partner in.

W

Stéphane Kardos said...

- OK, donc bientot j'espere Wagonized.

- I'm glad you do altadenahiker, that means that my drawing is quite accurate. Sunsets from there, and the light in general is so pretty.

- Merci Thierry. Tu sais la vie en Californie n'est pas evidente, soleil, la mer, les montagnes, le desert, du champagne au travail tous les jours... atroce.

- Stacey who?!

- Can you add some clothes on that please Ry?

- I like you Ed.

- Thanks Neil.

- Hey Will! Yes please do! Thanks and hi to Rebecca!

Laurie said...

WOW! Just... wow. This is my favorite yet, Stephane.

Elliot Cowan said...

"there is something very rewarding, satisfying to be able to paint a sunset live as it goes down"

I feel the same when all kinds of things go down on me...

Miss Havisham said...

How curious iPhone painting!

Davis Lynch would, I'm sure, blow a gasket--but I love it.

I am fascinated.

Miss Havisham said...

correcto-type: David Lynch

pardon moi

Nico said...

Bonjour stephane,

Bon le pierrot il m'avait parlé de tes peintures sur le iphone,et je dois dire que c'est une belle claque alors ben je vais de ce pas aller me chercher "brushes" et que d'ici 2 mois si y a toujours rien sur mon blog c'est que j'aurais absolument pas reussi a faire quoi que ce soit....
Mais tu fais tout avec tes doigts ou y a des astuces....?

En tout cas superbe blog,

Nico

Stéphane Kardos said...

Salut Nico!

Ah ben merci beaucoup, le Pierrot il est gentil.
Oui, simplement avec mon index, ca prends un peu de temps pour s'adapter. mais tu vas voir, tu arrive tres vite a des resultats sympas. Ca permet de faire des trucs tres rapide sur le vif, c'esy pour ca que j'aime beaucoup, la lumiere est chouette ici, mais disparait tres vite.
Tu remarqueras que je reste assez abstrait, tu ne peux pas vraiment aller dans le detail, c'est pas vraiment fait pour ca, je paasse entre 5 et 10 min sur un croquis sur l'iphone.
Tes croquis de Martinique/Guyane sont super chouettes!

Nico said...

Salut stef',

Bon ben voilou j'ai donc fait quelques petits essais avec BRUSHES et c'est plutot ultra fun....Voila,c'est sur mon blog,
Merci pour le tuyau en tout cas....

a+

Nico

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