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      cat watches me draw
Don White is a self-trained, mixed media artist who loves to create imaginary images from outer space. If you love intense, vibrant colors that are brought together in unexpected relationships then you might like this body of work.
Don currently resides in St Paul, Minnesota. He has been creating art in various forms throughout his life - spontaneously doodling and coloring since grade school to express ideas and concepts...What if gravity pushed instead of pulled?....What if the Big Bang was really the other side of a Black Hole poking through space-time?...What if a color was just sound at a higher frequency?.....
Don's work represents an approach that is more about ideas than it is about things..... Besides his online, website and social outreach, his art is featured in several National on-line galleries and is licensed internationally through www.artlicensing.com under musicdreamerart.  He also has original work permanently placed in private collections from Las Vegas, Nevada to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Here in the Twin Cities, Don's work can currently be seen around town at gallery shows, Twin Cities area restaurants, and coffeehouses.
Comments about my process:
Early Stage Wash
I experiment with the watercolors, inks, alcohol washes and acrylics separately then create my "scene", outer space, deep ocean, vivid dream, or celestial light...

And I start in one medium and end up in another, so I wanted to explain it a little...... this whole thing started when my cat, a 19 pound Maine Coon named "Missus Whatsit" -- yes, the one you can see in the front page photo -- jumped up on my art table (where she knew she wasn't allowed) and while looking me right in the eye, she casually tipped an open ink bottle right onto a wet watercolor/acrylic wash I had just finished...!!#%^&!...of course I chased the cat out of the room (she's way quicker than me so I didn't have a chance), and by the time I came back a couple minutes later, something amazing had started to happen, it just needed to be controlled...that's all I can say...anyway, Missus can sit with me whenever she wants now, and this incident led to the approach I currently use:  I combine the physical media of watercolor washes, splashes of a Sharpies™ and Isopropyl alcohol mix I stumbled on, then strategically placed blobs of acrylic paint and multiple freehand and digital airbrush renderings of the "characters" for each piece (notice the hundreds of hand drawn colored circles that form the "quantum field" underneath each image).  I experiment with the watercolors, inks, alcohol washes, and acrylics separately, then when I am happy with each one individually, I layer them together in Photoshop to create the final image using ....I know what I want from the beginning but in the end, the image creates itself....

  
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