I’m Painting with My Paintings

Pattern Pens w-Effects

Pattern Pens w-Effects

This is a piece I just finished.

I took several of my abstracts and put them in a plugin that makes seamless tiles.  What this app did was make tiles with designs of my abstracts.  It makes the tiles in various sizes.

The importance of seamless is that all four edges line up.  Ultimately, I am painting with these tiles, so I don’t want any break in the design.  I want it to flow seamlessly.

Then I took the seamless tiles and brought them into Painter X3.  I made patterns out of them.

Once I had patterns, that means I can do several things with them.  I chose a brush that would let me adjust the size of how the pattern looks when I paint.  I can choose a large image of the pattern and paint an area with a large part of the pattern.  Or, I can downsize the pattern, and then smaller designs show up as I paint.

I made some adjustments to the brush.  I made it so that it painted very lightly, which you can see on the right in the green shape with stripes.  I also changed it so that it made a bunch of interesting lines of the design.

I also had a brush that did an emboss of patterns.  You can see that on the right side in the middle on the white paint.

After getting all that ready, I proceeded to paint with my paintings.

This was so much fun that I plan to do more.

  9 comments for “I’m Painting with My Paintings

  1. February 28, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Awesome piece!


    • March 2, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you, Mary. I had so much fun painting with my paintings. What an experience.


      • March 2, 2014 at 5:34 pm

        That’s great – it is what it’s all about.


  2. February 27, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    It looks so 3D! Very cool!


  3. February 26, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Wow! I love the texture and patterns, Kerry! I’m amazed with your endless, wonderful, imagination.


    • March 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      Hi Leigh, I’m so glad you were able to stop by and look at my art work. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I love them.


  4. Eva
    February 26, 2014 at 10:15 am

    So coool!! I love how the black leads the eye through this painting. Interesting technique. Well done!


    • February 26, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks for your input, Eva. I had a hard time with this until I added the black. It did what I wanted.


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