The first is Silent Days. I worked on this first in Rebelle with watercolors and inks. At that point, the painting felt very organic and peaceful.
I took it into Painter, but I didn’t do a lot to change it. I added some new brushes to it. Corel, the maker of Painter, calls these particle brushes. They fly all over the place and can be difficult to control.
But, they can give your painting some very realistic effects.
The second painting, is one that is different for me. Painter just came out with its version for 2016. There were several new brushes I tried. They mostly are impasto brushes. I really like the thick strokes. I hope to see more of these in the future in my work.