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

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

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!  

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

practice, practice

Sometimes when I don't know what to paint, I practice things- like blending, or glazing or washes. Whatever floats my boat at that moment. I also did this as part of an online get together that is part of a trip I am taking in February.

For the past few years I've gone to Disney during February to get out of the weather and attend the Arts Festival. The first year I went by myself and enjoyed it but thought there must be other like me- loves to paint and love Disney. And I found my tribe at Art Journaling the Magic with Tangie Baxter. She has retreats where we all meet up in Disney and paint the days away together. I met some great ladies last year and I am returning this year. Looking forward to my time in Disney again.

I was given a wonderful art journal made from a Disney Golden Book and I am finishing it up before the next retreat when I will get a new journal.

Happy painting!

Monday, September 23, 2019

France art journal paintung

Roussillon, France
Watercolor journal 
9" x 12"
I visited Roussillon while in France this past May. It is an amazing place where natural ochre is mined. The colors of the mountains are bright yellow to dark rust. Simply beautiful. When the sun hits them, they absolutely glow! It is hard to sense how large this mountain really is. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Not much painting these days

My muse comes and goes with the seasons. I used to fight it and it would frustrate me. No more. So these days I have been doing crafting and not fine art. I love both. I know the fine art will cycle around again when it is ready to appear. In the meantime, have a look at my fun crafting. I do love paper crafting! 

This is the last thing I painted- not finished. I wanted to see if I could make the watermelon look "wet". I used gouache for this. I think I finished it but didn't take a picture. 

Happy Painting!