Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Turin, Italy - 39

22 July 2014 - Turin, Italy
12" x 16", Corel Painter X3
I'm really enjoying using Corel Painter so far.  I was worried that I'd have difficulty using the pen-and-tablet format, but it's worked out surprisingly well.  Now all I need is a bigger monitor.

I'm finding that using virtual paint is easier  - more precise, more predictable - than real painting.  I guess that shouldn't be surprising.  It's also a lot cleaner :).  It was just a matter of familiarizing myself with the properties of the various painting tools.   I've only experimented with some of them so far, and, really, I've only scratched the surface of the software's versatility.  I'll keep experimenting away...

I did a different version of this view 7 December 2013 (Turin, Italy - 9).

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Turin, Italy - 37

15 July 2014 - Turin, Italy
16" x 18", acrylic on hardboard

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Turin, Italy - 36

13 July 2014 - Turin, Italy
Corel Painter X3
Here's another adventure in virtual art.  I started out using the usual mouse, but today I tried my brand new Intuos Creative Pen and Touch Tablet.

Friday, July 11, 2014

near Avigliana, Italy - 4

10 July 2014 - near Avigliana, Italy
Corel Painter X3
This was an experiment, trying out Corel Painter X3.  I basically tried to use the same stylistic approach and approximately the same colors as when I'm "really" painting.

I thought I'd give virtual art a try because I'm stockpiling way too many paintings.  I'm running out of storage space.  And not painting or slowing down did not seem like viable options.

I can't imagine entirely giving up "real" painting, but I hope this proves to be another outlet for my painting obsession.  It's certainly not the same visceral experience, but it's still a creative process, which is much of the fun of painting.  And right now it's rather a technical challenge, trying to figure out the software.  To be continued...

Turin, Italy - 35

10 July 2014 - Turin, Italy
20" x 24", acrylic on hardboard

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Turin, Italy - 34

5 July 2014 - Turin, Italy
16" x 18", acrylic on hardboard

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

for my sweetie :)

2 July 2014 - Nigel saying hi!
10" x 7", gouache on cold press cotton paper