Author: nick

Nicholas Thompson is an Artist and Piano playing guy who is currently living in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, Planet Earth USAAfter years of many visits to Finland and neighboring Russia Nick recently brought home the best souvenir of all time—his lovely new wife Svetlana. They live happily in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, MA with there new born daughter Ekaterina. Every few years they make the trip to the family's wooded dacha in northern Russia. Nick is also still a piano player, sometimes putting on his suit and playing solo in a local Saloon.Visit Nick's website @ https://nicholasthompsonartworks.comhttps://nicholasthompsonartworks.com/nicksdigitalpaintings/https://nicholasthompsonartworks.com/architectural-graphics-art/Worldwide Copyright © nicholasthompsonartworks.com

Pear Winifred

Im not sure I like this pear Winifred, but really having fun learning the Source and Cover Texture brushes – And remebering how you taught us to paint pears when we had no creative juices flowing – xxx always

 

pear Winifred

Shoe

I painted this shoe out of frustration with all the crashes in Painter 2017. I painted this shoe in Rebelle a great watercolor program out of eastern europe somewhere. Years ago to be allowed to be a lowly student at RISD one had to draw a shoe, a bicycle and another contraption that I forget this second. And some anonymous jury would decide your future. Oh sh…… Wish I was on the admissions committee at RISD – I would admit myself again with a full scholarship!!!! and maybe a few of u!!!!

shoe

cape beach umbrella and fiji sunset

Cape cod beach umbrella and fiji sunset.

Learning the ins and outs of Painter 2017.

Pushing colors to a limit beyond the comfort zone of most human beings.

And having so much fun doing it!

 

cape beach umbrella and fiji sunset

flowering pet plum tree

Here is a portrait of my flowering pet plum tree. I call this painting my flowering pet plum tree portrait as it was painted for an on line class about “Pet Portraits”. Digital Art Academy (DAA). I don’t have a pet. This guy flowers for about one week a year just outside our house here on cape cod as I walk bare foot to our outdoor shower. Like to make sure we are home that week every spring.

Loving this photo blending technique even though I thought it would be a bit like cheating but happy it is not as bad as doctoring someones will!

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flowering pet plum tree

Half tide rising

Half tide rising continues continuously here on cape cod and all over this planet. So many painterly scenes waiting for an artist to describe visually. This is just one of them here on cape cod in Provincetown a few years back.

Half tide rising

Sandy Neck Dune

Just another Sandy Neck Dune. Many nice moments. So happy this is my semi private spot.

Damn all you 30 to 100 thousand dollar motorboat tourists who invade us every calm day in July and August! My $900 12 foot aluminum motor boat is just fine on a splashy atlantic ocean day and can be lifted up by one drunk idiot – me! The best moments in life have been spent here in Barnstable Harbor. So happy this spot is ours. Why don’t you all learn that the tides go up and down by 12 feet twice a day – idiots!! Don’t get calmed, just open your eyes and watch the tide line!

Sandy Neck Dune

some random guy

My last trip home from Russia some guy sat down behind me on jam packed crowded Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Boston. I had just made my connection from Saint Petersburg. Some random guy sat next to a young pretty thing one seat behind me. I was jealous, (even though I was newly married). He chatted away to her for almost the entire seven hour flight. I could not sleep because of his chatter. Learned all of his secrets and that he was a married MIT professor. When the plane landed and we were debarking I turned around and said hello to him and the pretty young thing. He ignored me and looked down his long nose, did not acknowledge me.

He quickly turned away from my face and looked down his short cute nose at the young pretty thing and said “funny what some random guy will say!”

From that moment on I have felt like “some random guy” on this planet!

someguy

one & a half russians

This painting includes one & a half russians. Grandpa is visiting from the “motherland”.  Kartushka is 7 months old, in control of us all. She is half Russki, half Amaeriskanski. Hope you all will wish her luck on this planet?

 Kola&Ekat.3

Mudflat party the other day here on cape cod

Muddy sand flats-sun-tide going down – every second here on cape cod is another painting waiting for you all to paint! here is Nick’s todays attempt (ps I dont work for the chamber of commerce here)

NicksInkyTwo.1-2

abstract self portrait

This is a theme and variation on an abstract self portrait I did in about 2 minutes the other day. Started on an I pad-pro using Paint-storm. And then took the image into Corel painter 2017 and used the new interactive gradient tool. So much fun.

abstract self portrait

abstract self portrait

abstract self portrait

abstract self portrait

Great Marsh Sailboat

“Great Marsh Sailboat” is a digital watercolor painting of a peaceful scene not far from our Barnstable home. If only we could knock down a few houses and cut down a few trees this would be the view out our living-room window. But instead we have a beautiful view of Old Kings Highway, better known as Route 6A.

Marsh8-14-2016

Watercolor Canoe

Watercolor Canoe is my latest attempt at digital painting using Corel painter 2016. The source image was taken in Provincetown Massachusetts several falls ago. I am pleased with my progress but there is lots of room for improvement. A bit muddy and a bit to much paper texture. Soon I will nail it.

Ptown8-03-2016

first bite needs improvment

First bite of human food was porage, mama milk and peach. I spat it out and made a very funny face. But in the end I swallowed a whole table spoon of that crap. Thanks Mom, sure beats formula. I wont forget it!

My pops mentor Skip Allen has been teaching him well, but he is a poor student, how to use his digital watercolor brushes in Corel Painter. This is just another attempt by that wanna be artist guy my pop. If you guys like it he may sleep well tonight.

EkatFirstBite7-21-2016

carrot break

This beautiful abstract Carrot was grown lovingly by my late Russian mother in law Ludmila Alexandrova. Every spring she planted hundreds of vegetable seeds in her apartment. The window ledges were packed full before she rode her bicycle the five miles to her Dacha. There she spent days turning the dirt by hand with her shovel. This is a rare beautiful carrot that could only have been grown by a proud Russian, my late mother in law Ludmila Alexandrova.

Carrot Break

Mother happiness

Mother of happiness is a “feminine portrait of a new mother”. One can feel her joy as expressed by these colors. She is shown beaming and modern in this painting. She knows she is cared for so much. A tender and loving portrayal to remember her by forever.

Svet2-2-16