Here is a painting that I did in Painter. Yes, I actually did a painting in Corel Painter. When I last posted a painting from Painter, I was probably struggling with Painter 2016 in all of its bugginess. It had the absolute worst brush lag you could imagine. Someone from Painter was allegedly helping me. I use that word lightly because after he found out I had a very expensive computer and all my software was up-to-date, he just quit speaking to me. He disappeared! This is after asking me to be a beta tester. He just fell into a black hole. His name is Steve. Where are you Steve? Where all Corel Painter people go when they have to admit that it is their application that is at fault.
In some black hole. I hope it smells bad there.
Anyway, Corel released version 2017, guess what the brush lag miraculously disappeared! Wow! So, it wasn’t my computer, it wasn’t my brushes, it wasn’t my fault. Now, eight months later (are you kidding me, they can’t even wait one year for an update????) they released 2018. That was in August. In August of 2017, they release a version called Painter 2018. They are getting ridiculous. But, of course, I purchased it. There were some updates I wanted.
Skip Allen was giving his annual (soon it will be semi-annual at the rate Corel is going) class at the Digital Art Academy. You can check out his blog here.
You can check out the class here. Skip’s class was awesome. I think you can still sign up for it, I’m not sure. I’ve taken his Intro Class to Painter since Painter released X3, the 2013 version. This was by far the very best class ever. We had a blast in class and learned so much. Skip is an awesome teacher and spends endless time preparing videos and answering questions.
This painting is a multi-media one. I used watercolors. I never use watercolors in Painter, but I broke that rule for class and did. Then I also used acrylics. I had a lot of fun. This is an abstract that is unlike most of my abstracts. I used the watercolors to get the paper textures in the various areas. It is an interesting technique that I plan to use again.