Actually, new tools is what they are. I bought some cool, new brushes for Photoshop and Painter from John Derry (one of the original authors of Corel Painter), and I've been trying them out on some projects for 123Print. I'm liking them very much! The Photoshop brushes make Photoshop behave much like Painter, which simplifies my workflow considerably. Everything I do in Painter I have to bring into Photoshop anyway, so now I can do it all in one place. Here are a few things I've tried...
123Print asked me to do some Christmas greeting card designs in my "Etsy style." Well, that work is painted conventionally with paint on canvas—something that would take too long to do for their budget. So, I tried it out in the newly update Painter 11. This is my "mosaic" style done on the computer. I wonder if they'll like it. What do YOU think?
Better late than never. I finally got to photographing my latest paintings, although it's not an easy thing to do. The pics aren't the best, they're not always straight, but they're here. They're all acrylic on canvas. Enjoy and please comment!
I struggled with this one for a while; do I include leaves or not? I finally wound up painting them out and then melding the flames to spell shalom. I'm finally pleased with the way it turned out.
I thought this one would go easier than it did. I don't know why, but I'm still not sure it's what I intended. It may be growing on me.
David, this one's for you.
In just a few minutes the water appeared on the canvas. It all happened very fast and was lots of fun.
Not sure Jonah has the right feeling just yet, but this one was a pleasure to paint. I'm starting to feel like I know what I want the paint to do.
A darker painting, and not with the same color palette as the others, but Rachel was thrilled to see I captured her two-day bloom while she was gone.