Sunday, April 5, 2020

Digital painting on my ipad

This was fun to paint. I used Procreate on my iPad. First I did the chair using a ref photo from Pinterest. Then I added the stones, using 1-point perspective.  Then I added a texture for the back wall but it was too plain, so I added the faded letters. I was going for that old vintage painted ads that were once popular.   There is so much to explore with Procreate. A simple program with so much going on...exactly how I describe baseball, a simple game with so much going on!

happy painting.   I miss baseball. And eating out in restaurants, and having friends over, and walking the boardwalk and the beach. This too shall pass... 

Friday, March 6, 2020

pretty spring card

This is a combo of my painting and a few stamps. I love the result. The design I found on the Penny Black company blog. So pretty!  I first created this in my art journal and then decided to make a second one as a card.

I used Distress inks for the background. The rest is watercolor and stamping.

Happy painting!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Taking a break

My cup is empty and I need a break. So I will sign off for now and hope to see you in the near future.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Precreate digital oil painting

I love oil painting but I don't love the mess. Sooo....what to do....paint digitally in Procreate with oil brushes. It is not exactly like the real deal, but it scratches that itch I get to paint. 

Happy painting!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Holly wreath for Chirstmas

Holly
watercolor on paper in my art journal
I painted this little piece in my art journal. Then I scanned it into my computer and then brought it into Procreate on my iPad. Using Procreate, I then made a wreath.

How cool is that? I drew the bow in Procreate as well. What a great program this is! It's only available on the iPad/iPadpro platform. And for $9.99, it's a real bargain. It does so much. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

More Procreate painting

Morning Calm
Procreate painting

I used a reference photo from Pinterest for this. It calms me and I love it. I am learning how to use the brushes in Procreate and so I paint. For no other reason than to create. The best kind of painting for me.  I think that goes back to working over 20 years as a designer where I HAD TO CREATE no matter what. The 'suits' as I called them, did not want to wait for my muse to land....I just had to get to work and create. So now that I am retired, I can create what I want, when I want, a real blessing.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Digital painting on my iPad

Poppies and Blue Trees
Digital painting
5x7

So I've been painting on my iPad this week. LOVE digital painting!
My reference for this was found on Pinterest. I roamed around there until I found something to paint. What drew me to this was the blue trees. I added the misty layers (always have to make it my own). 

Happy painting!