3D App

This is a piece I made with a 3D app from Pixite Apps. The specific app is called Matter App.

It has several 3D shapes. You can let the shapes reflect from your surface or you can put an image or a color inside the 3D shape.

I used SuperimposeX to layer gradients and textures under the initial piece.

Pixite has several great apps for iPhone and iPad. I highly recommend the price of a few dollars that these apps cost.

A Gathering of Friends

This is a painting I just did in Painter 2019.

This recent update of Painter is very refreshing. Instead of giving us some gimmick that we don’t need or want, Corel worked on fixing bugs in the app and working under the hood to improve performance. The app now works a whole lot better.

This painting was a fun one to paint. I started it as a painting with lots of watercolor drips. Then these wonderful animals just started appearing out of the drips. Next I saw the flowers.

You Keep My Love Better Than Before

This is a painting that started as a drippy water color. I used colors that I don’t usually use. But I really loved them, so I continued with them and switched over to acrylics and liquid inks.

It’s always interesting to go with something new in a painting. It leads me down a new road and usually it’s a good road.

It’s the same way in life.

It’s not easy to try a new road. It’s easier to stay doing what you know. It’s safe and you know the outcome. But really in the long term it becomes boring.

I’m glad I tried these new colors. I think they’re yummy. I’m using them again in my newest painting.

Have a good day and let yourself try something new.

An Orange Rose

My neighbors grow some gorgeous roses. I love to take my iPhone and go for a walk in my neighborhood and take photos of their roses.

This particular rose is one of my favorites. Year after year It has given me superb photos.

The best part about photographing your neighbor’s roses is you don’t have to hassle with the care of the roses. No dealing with aphids or any of that.

Have a great day.

More Shells

These are more shells I did. I used an app called Decim8 after I shot the shells.

Decim8 takes pixels and mixes them up and down and sideways. It is known as a Glitch app. There are several Glitch apps out there for iPad and iPhone but this is one of the better ones. Unfortunately this one really only works on the iPhone.

It is slow and crashes on both generations of the iPad.

I have a first generation iPad and it really gives me fits.

One thing that helps is to reboot the iPad prior to using the app.

The good news is Apple is coming out with new iPad Pros in June.


I was in a crazy mood one day and drew this crazy woman.

I did this drawing in Painter using their new Natural Media brushes. Corel, the maker of Painter wanted to attract real artists. So they made a group of real art brushes for them. It made me wonder what they thought I was? A fake artist? What kind of brushes have they been dishing up to me all these years? I think the person who introduced this just used poor wording.

Anyway, these Natural Media brushes are pretty cool. There are pencils, conte, charcoal and erasers that I really like. I used those to make Conchita.

If you have Painter and haven’t tried these categories out yet, you should.

Of course, I wasn’t happy with the default brushes and had to tinker with all of them to get them how I liked them. But they didn’t take too much adjusting.

Meet Sally

This is my second version of Sally. I redid her hair, earrings and some of her facial features. But quite frankly, she looks best bald. I find that very interesting. We women are so obsessed about our hair and how it looks. Yet somehow I’ve drawn a woman who is most beautiful bald.

I think it’s because hair is a bit difficult to paint in watercolors.

Also, I took a portrait class recently and most of us admitted that hair was something we spent the least amount of time on. Like it was almost an afterthought for many.

I used the new upgrade to Rebelle 3, which I love. I showed off what the newest blow tool can do with drips in the background.

Overall, the app is more powerful, which is welcome. It does a lot more, which is also welcome. It’s a favorite app of mine. It acts just like real watercolor. Jason Maranto is making some awesome brushes for Rebelle which he has available through his Patreon site for a very reasonable $5.00 per month.

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