I recently got a postcard with a new David Hockney sketch, this is always nice but this particular one caught my eye as having a slightly unusual air to it. On reading the back it turns out this is one of a series he has recently created on the i-pad. Once you realise you can see the vivid colours do not mix, as oils or watercolour would, but are layered endlessly on top of one another. Its a fascinating new medium and i hope soon i can borrow my friends i-pad and try it out. There are various programs available, Hockney uses one called brushes. There is also a more classic Hockney below, made up of 6 panels in the traditional oil, this just provides some comparison with his i-pad work. These two works are particularly appropriate for now given their respective titles.
The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire (2011) David Hockney
A Closer Winter Tunnel, Feb-March (2006) David Hockney
oil on canvas