Monday, January 28, 2013

Digital Impasto

Honestly, when I can have so much fun with digital thick paint brushes it's hard to miss the real thing. Well, not really, but I don't miss the cleaning up after a real painting session. I do miss having a real piece of art to show for my efforts. Prints are the only way I can do this. The good news Fine Art America and other printers can offer prints on a variety of surfaces. The bad news is I didn't paint this one with a high enough resolution to make a good print.
I like to keep paper copies of my digital paintings in a journal and I have found the best way to do this is with page size printable labels. Because I use so many I buy them in quantity them at Online Labels . They are designed for inkjet printers (and laser  printers) so the copies are great and because of the self adhesive backing I do not have to glue them in. I made the mistake of not buying their score backing. I suggest if you buy them you consider that. That makes the removal of the backing much easier. Other than that I love this company and their products, fast shipping and customer service. They have a variety of shapes and sizes at a very reasonable price. I also use the transparent labels for mix media techniques. Just thought I would share this in case you are looking for another way to journal or to add layers to your collages... back to the computer easel!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Winter In Copenhagen

The recent snows have caused problems for a lot of people and it's hard to see the beauty of it when you are freezing or shoveling your way out of it. We are experiencing extremely cold weather here in Atlanta, but no snow at the moment. I am sure our time will come. It does bring back some good memories for me. Such as the wonderful winter vacation I took with my Danish partner several years ago. I dug through the photos I took and decided to paint one with the watercolor brushes in Photoshop. Of course I reworked the composition, etc., but in the end I was pleased with the results. I am now offering it on Fine Arts America where you can view it in a larger size and in all of the many formats they offer. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

My First 2013 Creation

As most of you know I have been learning to create digital painting using Photoshop. This is my latest one which I spent New Year's day painting. I am trying to create the look of impasto oils. I hope I succeeded as I plan to publish it at Fine Arts America. Your comments are welcomed! Here's to a great  creative 2013 for everyone!
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