I’ve been working with a new brush and I love the texture I’m getting on my paintings.
We are still sheltered in place in Washington and will be through May 31. That’s a long time. But we have a large outbreak of COVID 19. There really is no choice if we want to keep the numbers of deaths down and not have this disease spread.
It was my birthday yesterday and even though I was sheltered in place or whatever the term is for Washington State, I had a wonderful birthday. I didn’t realize I had so many friends. It’s like they came out of the woodwork all over social media. I have gotten to know so many wonderful people on Instagram and Facebook through my artwork. It’s amazing.
The above painting is one that I did when we first had to stay at home called Lonely Days. It is done in Corel Painter. I used some amazing brushes by Skip Allen called Skip’s Tibor brushes. They give a great texture and are so fun to work with. Skip has tons of brushes you can download for Painter at his website here.
These particular brushes are not available there. If you are interested in them, I could ask him if I can pass them along. Now people are using the thick paint brushes for texture. I don’t like them as much because they are on a special layer that does not do what I need it to do. Perhaps Corel will change that.
Everyone take care and be safe and keep your social distance.
Here’s a new abstract watercolor I did. I have done a bunch of these recently. They are a lot of fun.
But I’m taking a time out from art to say say how concerned I am for my country and for democracy. I feel it is a very frightening time right now in America. We have a President who probably has no understanding of how the United States operates. I don’t think he knows there are three distinct areas of government. Each one supporting the other and each one having specific duties.
I look at the upcoming elections, and see that they are more likely than not being rigged again. They were rigged by the Russians in 2016 to cause Donald Trump to win. The same thing is happening again.
I watch in horror as Bernie Sanders is becoming the likely nominee of the Democrats. The Republicans will have a field day pointing out to America that basically he is a Socialist, not a Democrat. He is followed by a small group of radicals. He’s not a member of the Democratic Party. I firmly believe that something underhanded is going on and our electoral process is being stolen again.
America cannot withstand another four years of Donald Trump.
I probably will not get in any discussions about what I’ve written. It’s just my opinion. You go vote your conscience.
Here is another one of my watercolor paintings. I’ve been doing these with new brushes by Max Ulichney in Procreate on my iPad. I recently bought an iPad Mini that I thought I would just use to read on. But I’m finding I can also do art on it. I really love it.