Digital Intervention with Photoshop

For the most part, I like to keep my art hand drawn or painted. The exception is when I’m working on designing a repeating pattern. But sometimes, my 20 years of experience with Photoshop, comes in handy with my artwork. I painted this tree a couple of weeks ago and thought, “It really needs aContinue reading “Digital Intervention with Photoshop”

Focusing and following through

My last post was about “Coming up with Ideas.” A few of you commented that you have no shortage of ideas. This makes sense as Maya Angelou famously said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” The “ideas” post was from the early days of my creative resolution. While reading through myContinue reading “Focusing and following through”

Stop Motion Animation – See the tire “swing” :)

Click here to see the swinging tire swing! I’ve been wanting to create an animation for a while now. I see a lot of them on Instagram. But everytime I come up with a concept – it’s way too complicated. Especially since I wasn’t sure how to go about it, how to animate my illustrationContinue reading “Stop Motion Animation – See the tire “swing” :)”

A Sunset and Gouache Paints

I’ve wanted to try gouache paints for a long time. Since reading about Illustrators who used them, and having no idea what they were. [Gouache paints are opaque watercolors.*] Two months ago I bought a little box of paints to try, but still hadn’t opened them! The other day on a whim, I decided to give themContinue reading “A Sunset and Gouache Paints”

Autumn Tree

I told you I was into trees! Trees and leaves! For this piece I started painting, very wet, with watercolor. After the painting dried (a little) I went back and added more color and some leaf shapes. When that was completely dry, I started drawing, in ink, the shapes of the leaves and the lines of the bark. Then,Continue reading “Autumn Tree”

Spooky Tree

I am inspired by trees lately. It makes sense since it’s Fall. For this piece I started out painting with watercolor. It was just the idea of a tree. Then I added the ink. My tree looked a little too squat, so I made the branches longer. Then, I went back in and added more color andContinue reading “Spooky Tree”

Easy steps to paint a sunset sky and a tree in acrylic paints

Start your creative journey with: Creative Exploration: A Six Week Process for Introducing Regular Creativity into your Life – Develop a regular practice of creating, explore mediums and subjects in search of your thing, and experience the joy that creativity brings. Creativity is for EVERYONE! Talent is just a starting point. Easy steps to paintContinue reading “Easy steps to paint a sunset sky and a tree in acrylic paints”