The fourth iteration of this marvellous digital app, the wild-child of the Escapemotions stable, has just arrived. Controlling it is harder than herding cats which at least go to sleep for several hours a day and generally pitch up for food, whereas this piece of kit with its multiple brushes, myriad within-brush settings, and huge palette, has the temperament of a bucking bronco. But, after chasing round the canvas for an hour or so, I’ve made a galaxy. Eat your heart out Professor Brian! Continue reading Flamepainter4


This is a digital painting programme made by Escapemotions who also make Rebelle. But unlike Rebelle which mimics the behaviour of actual paint on canvas (and if I can figure out how, I’ll make a short video to post here), Flamepainter is pure cat herding. With each iteration, I promise myself I’ll take some time to pin down the functions of the brushes and try to exercise some control over their output, and each time I give up at the point I’ve produced, by sheer serendipity, something that pleases me. This was yesterday’s effort, a composition achieved by selecting a couple … Continue reading Flamepainter