Recently, I decided that I would learn to paint in Photoshop. I have been painting in Corel Painter for many years. I am currently using Photoshop CS6, but the mixer brushes I use are available in CS5 as well. For all of those who have resisted learning to paint because you did not want to learn a new and complex program to paint with, this may be the way for you to go. I would have to say that painting in Photoshop “Rocks”. I am able to create beautiful and expressive images in so many styles. Some are shown below.
8×8 Oil Paintings on Primed Panel
Silver Goblet with Antique Bowl, Purple Brass Trimmed Glass and Grapes
I find the purple, the gold, the silver the reds, give such a sense of elegance and formality. I enjoy the light, the bounced shadows and the little details. Often I stay away from these kinds of details, but in this case, I think it strengthens and supports the story and setting for this still life.
Below: Silver Sugar Bowl with Mandarin Oranges and Grapes
In this painting, I used looser brush strokes and increases paint texture, the reflections are vivid. Notice the ring of “five” Mandarin oranges. Reflections count in design and composition.