parallel II perspectives With Catherine Restivo & JQ Gaines


We’re delighted to publish the very first of Catherine Restivo’s and JQ Gaines’ ‘parallel II perspectives’ brand new column with us. Parallel II perspectives is a collaborative space allowing both Catherine and JQ to creatively explore their impressions from passing glimpses of strangers, buildings or even objects, using the same image.

In this first article, we have created two separate screenshows of their images along with their own individual audio to demonstrate this entirely. We really hope you enjoy this wonderful column, many thanks to Catherine and JQ for their excellent work.


Catherine Restivo Screenshow

JQ Gaines Screenshow

Catherine’s Still Images – Original


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JQ’s Still Images – Original


Step 2



– cropped in PixlrExpress, with “Alex” filter
– cleaned up in TouchRetouch

Step 3



– apped in Glaze
– blended with the “unGlazed” image in Superimpose.

Step 4



Plastic bullet filter
– final touches in Sketchbook Pro.

33 thoughts on “parallel II perspectives With Catherine Restivo & JQ Gaines”

  1. This is such an interesting way to experience the editorial choices both of you negotiated. I love the audio walk-through, as a way to get a feel for the person behind those decisions.

  2. I love this concept of 2 artists, 1 image, and the unique visions of each. Loved both interpretations. Bravo! Bravo!

  3. Wow! I really liked the way you let us into your thoughts. I would never have thought of removing the door handles.. very helpful from both of you!

  4. Very kool!! I love the entire concept. Cat, your voice is FINE!! MINE is the voice thats excruciating, lol. Its a refreshing way of learning, Bravo!

  5. Can’t tell you how excited I am about this new column. Learning from these two masters is going to be a real treat!

  6. Two beautifully articulated sequences to add legitimacy to our art form. Both your deliveries were warm, to the point and engaging. Traipsing through the app puzzle with y’all was a genuine pleasure. Bravo les girls!!!

  7. This was absolutely amazing. Thank you so much Catherine and JQ for sharing your processing and workflow with us mere mortals. I will most definitely be keeping an eye on this column.

    It was also fantastic to finally be able to put voices to the faces and the images.

  8. Thank you all, SO MUCH, for your kind comments and feedback… I truly appreciate them _/\_

    And I can’t offer up enough thanks to Cat and Joanne for this wonderful learning opportunity… this project has really sent me soaring 🙂

  9. Wow!!! This is really amazing and it’s fantastic to hear your voices!! Both versions are great!!

  10. More catching up on the archives of the appwhisperer – I like the slower pace and more intimate non technical tutorial – I have gleaned some valuable processes to add to my own discovery process – and enjoyed this particular image – so different from my own rural surroundings


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