Color harmony, warm tones and light help to create mood and beauty.
This is a painting I created recently with what is probably my favorite color palette.
I love gold, brown and red tones.
There was no cloning involved in creating this image, not even a vase of flowers to look at. I just opened Painter and started to paint. I painted a background . I then painted the other elements of the bouquet on layers – all the while envisioning direction of light. Strong composition is always important.
During our workshops we will discuss the importance of these elements in creating a pleasing painting. Happy Holidays. Warmly, Winifred
On November 16th, I hosted webinar sponsored by Nik software and X-Rite. Attendance was at capacity – nearly 1000 webinar attendees. For this reason, quite a few were unable to attend and requested the archived link. Here it is – enjoy:
This was the first webinar I have ever hosted. I was a little nervous in the beginning but then I relaxed and had a great time. I will soon have custom Nik Color Effects 4 “recipes” posted on their site.
I will host workshops and Corel Painter training through out 2012. Please contact me if you would like to be notified.
This is a display of 30 large beautifully framed portrait paintings. the display opened November 10th and will remain on exhibit until December 2nd. It has been very well received with many visitors being curious about the process of creating digital art. The fact is that they cannot discern any difference between my portrait paintings created electronically and those created with traditional media.
The following are some of the newest pieces to be included in my collection:
Winifred Whitfield Host Webinar Sponsored by Nik Software and X-Rite
I am passionate about the creativity and quality I bring to my images. However, I cannot accomplish this through sheer will alone. Color management is critical to producing images which have the color and density which I envision and can see on my monitor. X-Rite for all of my color management needs. Likewise it is essential to use software which supports my creativity. I use Nik Software. I use Nik filters to enhance paintings and photos alike.
Photo with a Custom Blend of Nik Filters Applied
By using X-Rite color management tools, I am able to create custom white balance for my camera, a custom camera profile consistent with specific lighting conditions to optimize the colors in my images. For this, I use the Colorchecker Passport. I use the i1 Pro Photo to calibrate my monitor, projector and printer. If I am traveling, I use the ColorMunki Display to calibrate my laptop or a projector if I am conducting a workshop. The ColorMunki Display is a simple to use wizard driven device and it is indispensable. If you print, I would recommend the ColorMunki Photo as a simple way to create custom profiles which will match your display to your printer.
On November 16th, I will conduct a live webinar sponsored by Nik software and X-Rite to discuss how I use Color Management and Nik filters in my workflow. I will post the webnar link as soon as it becomes available.
A 15% discount is available if you purchase Nik Software online.
I created a project for myself recently. I created my very own version of flower girls. Like anything, it was fun and lots of work. I have completed 7 of the 8 images I want in this collection but I will wait not longer to show them. I hope you enjoy. please respond to the question at the bottom of the page.
Flowers from every season are very beautiful. Which flower is your favorite?