I’ve played with a single scanned textural element in an other wise all digital painting. In this case, you guessed it, it’s the mountain. I created it with acrylics on watercolor paper, scanned it and popped it into this digital painting. This “Mountaintop” piece is available as an 11″x 14″ high quality print. Advertisements
Anna, an elementary school student and burgeoning artist, rose to the challenge in this cordon off assignment. Essentially, I ask a student to take a paper frame and zero in on anything she finds interesting in the room. The task is to cordon off a section of a 3D object, focusing in on any part […]
Tissue, Sharpie and white acrylic.
Any memories of a pear, a Chianti bottle, and a bicycle wheel propped, draped, lit, and placed in front of you on a rainy Monday morning? Ring any bells? Art class and the mandatory still life. What I think makes this time-honored and very useful drawing exercise somewhat more interesting, is the freedom to choose […]
Were you the kid who got lost in your paint, glue, and other art materials? I mean it literally. Maybe you know a child who sees her own body as an extension of her paper or canvas or sculpture. While her peers are relatively neat and disciplined about their creative work, this child jumps […]
Jonathan O. kept the energy flowing with this gorgeous triptych. He began organically, and his imagination ruled the concept and design of the paintings. Jonathan completed the “Bison”canvas first. This painting set the design for the other two creatures and canvases. I think they work almost as well separately as they do together. […]
As promised earlier in the month, here is Samantha’s completed acrylic painting. Clearly, Samantha is not afraid of rendering her darks and lights. She’s a natural with values. However, translating black and white into color is a little tricky. This is not a problem for Samantha. She dove right in with complementary colors. They pop with […]
The title of Callie’s piece is “Tortured Fruit”. A really fine acrylic painting that beautifully depicts the actual unfortunate fruit. Callie achieved the realistic effects in this work through a series of acrylic washes. This is a time-honored technique of the “Old Masters” tweaked for the materials we use in 2011. I think […]
Inspiration in a sketchbook
Jonathan has doubly outdone himself, painting a self-portrait and collaging a rich textured stormy sea back round. Quite expressive, don’t you think? Related Articles Amazing collages: When old maps and book pages become the canvas (greendiary.com)
My friend Rachel is an ever so creative visual artist and writer. She painted “Katgirl and Dustbunny Kat” in a couple of hours as a gift for her aunt. Rachel is new to the digital world, but she’s quick on the uptake- a digital natural. They’ll be much more digital Rachel to come.
Peril for me, is the looming threat of painting architecture; my least favorite element to paint. Photoshop to my rescue. I’ve inserted a detail of photo reference into my digital painting to completely avoid painting the building. I use this trick sparingly but on rare occasions, this fix saves time, energy, and the project. Hope […]