Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Loxahatchee Lake

Started another painting, using Twisted Brush.  Trying out for the softer and pastel colors.

WIP1
WIP 2

Loxahatchee Lake final

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Doodle and ClipArt

Over the years I have painted many flowers, illustration items, wings, leaves, snowflakes and the list goes on.  I save them all in layer formats, .png or .gif so that I can re-use them again and again if so desired.  I can change the color or texture depending on it's use.  Here are some of the images...

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Window

Using Sketchbook Pro 6 (TwistedBrush Pro is for background, texture on wood, florals and greenery), started a sketch and painting the blue bottle.  I've added a preliminary background to get an idea on lighting and such... 

Sketch

Added a "background"

Below I have added more colors and leaves to the background.  Because I wanted to focus on the bottles, I blurred the background.

Painting bottles...

The image is finished.  I've added a floral, such as the pink hibiscus.  This was painted a long time ago by me and saved in a layer format so I can re-use the graphic.  The window frame and sill were texturized to  simulate wood-grain. Although I had originally envisioned a different perspective, I have changed it so that the viewer can now look directly at and out the window.

Window


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Friday, July 18, 2014

Digital Plein Air

Digital Plein Air 

In the past month I've discovered some fascinating information regarding plein air.   One can actually go out with their digital tablet, either Android or iPad, their stylus or special brushes for a tablet and go outdoors and paint.

For more information  <click> Page is under contruction, will be available soon.

Virtual Plein Air

Virtual Plein Air (Digital or Traditional) Paintings   

Virtual Plein Air, either digital or traditional paintings are based off Google street views. You may use digital or traditional paint.  There is a group on Facebook , started and created by Timothy Rodriguez's amazing idea.  It has grown to an unbelievable group of 11,000+ to date.
The idea is to paint what is captured on a Google street view.  Upload your finished painting with the link.









Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fruit And Wine

Fruit And Wine work in progress (WIP).  The reference photo was found on morguefile.com.   Digital software is Sketchbook Pro 6.   In this painting I wanted to try using the ellipse, mirror (vertical) and line tool to help me draw the objects freehand.  Very fun to do and it saves loads of time trying to get the right and left sides to match.


Drawing...
Started painting....


WIP 3, finished the glass and plate. I'm hoping I can give it a "painterly" look :).

WIP3
 :)

WIP 4

Toned down the apples a bit....

WIP5
Final

Fruit And Wine 2014


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Monday, July 14, 2014

Woodridge Pond

Woodridge Pond painted with Sketchbook Pro 6


BLOCKING
Painting...
Water and reflection...
Woodridge Pond

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

St John's River

I began this painting with blocking and placement of colors.  I've uploaded scenarios  (basically trying to get an idea on what I wanted to do with the sky).  The software I'm using is Twisted Brush Studio Pro version 19.18.  I used a pen and some "water color" brushes to paint the sky. The final result was to add the pine trees and bring down the opacity to achieve that "misty" quality, then adding reflections and highlights for the final result.  I really enjoyed painting St. John's River, once I've "captured" the sky, the fun began, hence "it's 5 o'clock somewhere",  it had the feel I should be putting my feet up on the veranda railing and having a margarita :0)!

Blocking (flipped vertically, sunset to the right)


It's 5 O'clock Somewhere.  Finished the sky and "just playing" :o)!

Started to do the layout...
I liked the open landscape, but I thought it needed "more".
St John's River final


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