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Michael Keller (keller)
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 23:57:18 -0400

I'm not quite sure what was implied in the below quote, but I've already received,
privately, a note that suggested that Mr. Toney scans artwork before doing his
digital painting. I must assure you, he does not. He generally starts off using
Painter to create his canvas and base color work, then continues to rework the art
using Photoshop's tools. He uses a rather old 10x12 digital tablet, and in fact,
his versions of Painter and Photoshop are several generations old. IAC, the work
is pretty much created from scratch right onscreen, just as a person might step up
to a canvas and paint.

The only thing sampled outside of the computer is Toney's own psyche, which can be
pretty vivid itself.

John Antoine Labadie wrote:

> > Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 22:59:51 -0400
> > From: Michael Keller <keller>
> > To: "" <>
> > Subject: Re: COMPUTERS and VISUAL ARTS
> > For an example of work created entirely by digital means, using Painter
> > and Photoshop and a digital tablet, check out
> >
> >
> > I've watched Allen Toney work, and he can sit there staring at the
> > monitor while he creates his artwork. It may seem unnatural, yet he has
> > become a master at this method of work. No scanning is involved, the art
> > is created as if it were brush on canvas. He outputs his final work for
> > sale as Iris prints from Nash Editions.
> >
> > Robert Beeching wrote:
> >
> > > Are we talking about creating or manipulating here?
> >
> > --
> > Michael Keller
> > Old and New Media
> Mr. Toney's work is very well done ... inspirational. But, as Mr.
> Keler suggests, it may appear, on the surface at least to owe more
> than a small debt to work form other sources.
> On the other hand ... I'd like to offer my own digital work as an
> example of imagery that is not about manipulation of informaion
> sampled from sources outside of my own work. In PhotoShop and
> Painter (mainly) these works were originalted from nothing but either
> a black or white background.
> Please go to <>
> All images at this site ... and many other images as well ... as
> available from Jacobs Photography as either dye sublimation of giclee
> prints. Comments are welcomed.
> Regards, John
> Dr. John Antoine Labadie
> Assistant Professor of Art
> The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
> Pembroke, NC 28372-1510
> Wphone: 910.521.6618 (or sec. at 6216)
> Fax: 910.521.6162
> "Happy the man who early learns the wide chasm
> that lies between his wishes and his powers."
> Erasmus (1466?-1536)

Michael Keller
Old and New Media