I owe an apology to all of my friends and followers who posted comments. They were waiting for approval in my posting panel. Blogger used to notify me when I had comments to approve, but I must have turned off the notification as I just discovered them hidden in the tons of spam. I will try and locate and respond to your comments ASAP. Thank you so much to all of you that have put up with my lack of posting and responding. Since I have become a member of the digital art community I have neglected my blog. I hope you will continue to follow me and comment.
I recently watched a favorite DVD again by Carla O'Conner titled Figure Design in Gouache. You can see a preview of it here and if you like it the nice thing is you can rent it. Carla's rich designs inspired me to use one of the journal pages I made with Citrasolv as a background for a figurative painting in Painter 12. Using the journal page as my canvas I proceeded to paint on top of it in another layer,( actually several) integrating the figure into the design. One of my online Painter friends said it reminded her of Klimt work. Of course I was flattered, but the repetition of the gold like shapes could make one think of Klimt. It was fun and now I am eager to create more backgrounds with Citrasolv for my Painter12 creations.