Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Interview/Article -- published in Plein Air Magazine!

I was recently interviewed and the article was published in the July issue of Plein Air Magazine -- I was featured in the Artist Profile section.. regarding my artwork and techniques (digital and traditional) I am very honored to be published in this magazine -- now I can cross that off of my bucket list!

Here is the article:

Monday, June 2, 2014

Verve Painter - process/time lapse of my recent study

From my previous posting about this software, here is a 'time lapse video' showing various stages of progress to create the final digital painting

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If you want to download this software, here is a link (it's FREE! ..and did I mention that it's AWESOME ):

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Verve Painter -- first painting (digital still life study)

This was a study (my first actual painting using Verve Painter). My goal here was to learn the software and use a traditional painting as a study/reference. I chose this painting by Carol Marine, (whom I admire as an artist -- check out her work!) -- I purchased this painting from her and it sits on my desk next to me -- so I thought, "why not study this artwork?" My goal was not to perfectly copy it.. but rather learn the software and control the paint -- along with studying how she applied her brush strokes. It was a fun exercise -- and I LOVE the software!.. it does an amazing job on mimicking the 'digital impasto' look that I am drawn to for my traditional paintings and I can't wait to experiment more with this!