Brian Middleton Art

​"To romanticize the world is to make us aware of the magic, mystery, and wonder of the world; it is to educate the senses to see the ordinary as extraordinary, the familiar as strange, the mundane as sacred, the finite as infinite."


Virtual Impressionism:  The Process

Carl's wonderful gift of a iPad has taken me to unexpected new places with my work.

I love the portability of the medium and the literal "hands on" nature of the process.

"Virtual Impressionism" is the term I use to describe the essence of this work.  

Originally, the term "Impressionism" was used to describe a movement in painting in mid-nineteenth century France.  It was characterized by a focus on depicting a visual impression of the moment, especially in terms of the shifting effect of light and colour.

"Virtual Impressionism" continues to focus on the changing effects of light and colour, but using the illuminated screen as canvas and virtual tools as brushes and paints.

The works are currently digitally reproduced on paper and with fused plexiglass which mimics an electronic display.

These YouTube videos demonstrate how the painting apps make it possible for me to show you what I see and how I paint with this technology.  I believe this new medium is beginning to revolutionize art-making at the beginning of the 21st century.