Nov 18, 2013

Painterly Mobile Artist - Christianna Pierce

As the Painterly Mobile Art Flickr Group continues to grow, it gets more difficult to select a single artist to feature. As an admirer of Christianna Pierce's work, it is my pleasure to highlight one of her favorite images.

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The Work
Steady Winds © Christianna Pierce
Steady Winds © Christianna Pierce
The Artist 
Christianna Pierce - I am a 52-year photographer/digital artist living in Portland, Oregon. Married to my high-school sweetheart, I’m the mother of two grown sons, I have been a vegetarian for 35 years, and I am passionate about creating photo paintings and digital art.

I began exploring photography about 5 years ago, when I purchased my first DSLR camera (Nikon D40). About a year later, I got an iPhone 3G. I currently use the iPhone 5 for the vast majority of my shots and I do most of my processing using apps on the iPad 3. 

Christianna's Commentary
I chose this painting because it represents a fun holiday my husband and I recently spent in San Francisco, California. One afternoon, we took the ferry across the Bay to Sausalito. It was a wild, windy summer day and dozens of sailboats were darting effortlessly across the water. I love to sail, and I found these beautiful sailboats against the backdrop of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge very inspiring.

I took this shot using the iPhone 5Camera+. On the iPad, I painted it using:
  1. Iris to flatten the image and saturate the hues.  
  2. Aquarella HD and Glaze to get the painterly effect
  3. Image Blender to blend various iterations of Aquarella HD and Glaze
  4. Repix to soften the clouds
  5. Brushes to add fine line detail to the bridge
  6. Tangent and Mextures to adjust hue and texture
  7. Big Photo to up-res to 2048 x 2048 pixels
  8. A+signature to add my signature

Find Christianna: Google+ / Flickr / Twitter

Links to apps mentioned:

Aquarella HD
Image Blender
Big Photo
A+ Signature


  1. I've read a few good stuff here. Certainly value bookmarking for revisiting.


  2. thank you for the share, much appreciated.


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