This is really a subset of my photography work since the original images are photographs. The photos are either of the landscape or of paintings that I have created. I use just the bare minimum of tools that came bundled with my Mac’s Photo App.
The one tool I use the most is the retouch tool along with a touchpad. I start out picking a size for the retouch tool and begin drawing with my finger on the touchpad. Staying true to my interest in automatism I work intuitively and improvisationally drawing back and forth until the source image has been obliterated and a completely new abstract picture has emerged.