This is a painting I recently did in Corel Painter 2019. Painter is an app for the computer. It has just about every type of artistic media you can think of: pens, pencils, oils, watercolor, pastel, crayons, etc. It literally has hundreds of brushes. Over the years, I’ve collected thousands of brushes.
It has a pretty steep learning curve. But there are lots of videos available and classes available.
I did this piece using brushes I made myself. I pretty much only use brushes that I make anymore. I find that after having used Painter for such a long time, I’m very particular about my brushes. I want a brush(es) that’s going to do exactly what I want it to do.
I like getting new brushes from others, but I always will tweak them a bit to suit my needs.
This is an abstract that I did while on a recent trip to Maui. I think I was somewhat influenced by some Hawaiian colors.
I did this on my iPad in an app called Procreate. Procreate is a go-to app for many artists who paint on their iPads. It is sold as an illustration app, but I use it as a painting app with no problems.
, best effort
, digital art
, liquid inks
This is my latest painting done in Corel Painter 2018 and Rebelle by Escape Motions.
I started it in Rebelle which is a fabulous app that mimics watercolors. It acts exactly like you are painting with real watercolors! Absolutely amazing. I use it to make drips. Which Painter just can’t do.
I ended up covering up all the drips but I left some of the watercolor blending. It’s really so subtle and wonderful.
In Painter I used acrylics to paint in textures. You get textures based on which papers you choose. Then you adjust your brush settings to the amount of paper texture you want.
After that I moved on to my present favorite thing to do. That is add liquid inks. They paint on their own layer. That’s because their layer had these special settings where you can tell the ink to become thick. Which I did. So that’s the lines that are standing up. Also the dots on those lines.
I finished with regular inks.
A very fun piece to work on.
Definitely this piece was an adventure for me.
Enjoy your day!
A Burst of Thunder
I started this painting in Rebelle, like I do all my paintings any more.
I used watercolors and inks and lots of drips.
Then, I brought it into Painter and finished it with acrylic brushes using the new dynamic speckle bristle brushes.
I’m not entirely happy with this piece. I have been very frustrated with my abstracts lately. That must mean I’m about to change how I paint. I don’t know what’s coming, but I’m excited.
I started painting in September 2012. To be honest, I wasn’t very good. I have worked hard at my art and painting, and I know I have improved. I just want to get really good now!
Many artists find a style and stick with it. I don’t want to do that. I want to keep what is mine and unique, but I want to grow as an artist.
I got a video from an artist by the name of John Salminen. He is drop-dead fantastic. Check him out John Salminen.
To me, his abstracts look like realistic paintings and his realistic work looks like abstracts. He does cityscapes and is fantastic at them. I hope his video will be as inspiring as his paintings are.