Every lady and girl loves pearls! Enjoy! For PDF with text instructions Click Here
Every lady and girl loves pearls! Enjoy! For PDF with text instructions Click Here
What a busy time of the year! It is exhausting. It is a good thing I have painting to relax me. It is a hard time of the year for many and for so many different reasons – so hold them in your heart. I wish everyone the best holiday season possible. It is time to be grateful, to give and to reflect.
During the past week, painting is the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing at night. I am preparing for my upcoming class at Digital Art Academy (DAA) “MODIGLIANI INSPIRED” and I always like to create several examples of the artist I am presenting. Before I introduce you to the painting style of an artist, I like to have a grasp on it myself – I love what my new classes bring to me as well – absolute joy and discovery. DAA is closed at the moment for the holidays and transferring to a new server but keep this class in mind and I hope you will join me then, I will post additional info. Registration should open just after the first of the year. Class begins January 17th.
In the above image I painted 3 inspired Modigliani images. This image represents lessons I have planned for you. However, during the second and third lesson, you will have the flexibility to paint what you like. You may paint a portrait in all three lessons if you so choose, a cityscape, a street scene, trees or a pet – but in an Modigliani inspired style..
During the first tutorial, I will discuss Modigliani’s life and his art. Throughout his life he was ill and without sufficient money. His paintings and sculptures now sell up to $50 Million to $70 Million with a recent painting being the top seller at a London Christy’s auction, topping the sales of a Picasso.
I have been creating freehand sketches for you to use if you like, and gathering photos you might want to sketch from. Below, I used this photo to create a quick hand sketch to paint. As before, I have created more than enough tutorials and demos.
I am enjoying creating Modligiani inspired practice paintings of the long, twisted bodies and the hollow eyes. As I have continued with my paintings, I have incorporated some of his style elements into my style and that’s what it’s about anyway. We want to take inspiration from this artist to bring to our work. We will never paint like Modigliani, nor should we want.
Above is another inspired painting you will watch me sketch freehand and then paint. It is actually painted as a demo of the brush set included. I simply got carried away!
Well, all the best to you, your family and loved ones – now and throughout the year. If you have any questions please contact me. Cheers, Winifred Whitfield
MATISSE INSPIRED – In Conclusion…
Don’t you hate to feel this pause in our adventure!! It will continue you know – in one form or another.
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One last Painting. The title on the cover of the video below is misleading – this video is not a discussion about the course. After it was recorded, uploaded, downloaded and a few other complicated maneuvers required to post it here, I noticed that I had not removed the text which was appropriate elsewhere – it was too late – no more!! This video is the recording of a painting which you have not seen – I don’t think – it also shows a few of my Matisse inspired paintings
Creating a Painting from Photo Sketch 2
For those of you who were not in the course, it was offered at Digital Art Academy where I am an instructor. Please check them out. Set up an account and browse through the many course offerings available. This course will be available again soon as “Open Enrollment”, allowing you to download all course content and to work at your own pace.
I am so enjoying Painting with watercolor. I hope you enjoy this speed painting.
It is not difficult in fact one of my themes throughout is “to keep it simple”. I will show you everything you need to know to create a fun and “representative” watercolor painting. I know you want to create some “fresh and modern” paintings of your children or grand children. If you can clone using opaque media, you can clone using “real watercolor”. You only need to know what brushes to choose. I have selected the brushes for you to use and guide you in their use every step of the way. I have put them in a brush category for you to use with this tutorial – I included images to paint also. Adjustments will be minimal – just as with another brushes. Trust me on this you will love this.
Real Watercolor Controls Basics
I am having so much fun. I enjoy the creative journeys I take myself on. Always so much to learn and so much new to create.
In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to make basic changes to your “Real Watercolor” Property Bar settings, in order to create customized brushes variants suited to your needs and taste. I manipulate settings one at a time, holding others constant, to demonstrate the effect. The difference between Digital WC, Watercolor and Real Watercolor is briefly described. After viewing this tutorial you will feel more confident in your ability to paint with Painter’s Real Watercolor and control your brushes. This tutorial is for users of Painter 12 as well. Personally, I am enjoying learning more about these brushes each day and the only way to do this is to paint and to experiment.
You will see several of my recent Painter “Real Watercolor” paintings in the video but I have added additional Watercolor practices paintings below. I am constantly working on my brushstrokes. One of my objectives it to use fewer strokes – to simplify my paintings.
Please refer to previous post for Painting with Patterns – Video 1
You probably know by now that I love patterns and love to sketch, enhance, or paint and fill with patterns. This is a quick video to show you the process. I hope you enjoy. Winifred
It is no secret that I love to paint and I am also considered a versatile painter. I can create paintings in a variety of painting styles. Some of these images you will love, some you may not. That is fine – the idea is to create and personal paintings which you, your family or your clients will love in your personal style.
In several of my online galleries, you will see some beautiful but pretty traditional painting styles. I have created this post to show you some ways I have ‘ramped’ it up a bit, including one painting from imagination and a couple of portrait paintings with patterns at the very bottom. I can hardly believe how many “hats” I have painted. I love to paint women in hats. Even my painting from imagination included a hat. Alas, you might have guessed, I wear a sun hat everyday of the Summer if I am in the sun.
If you would like to increase your painting skills or if you are just starting as a beginner one of my personalized training workshops, “Almost One to One” might be just what you are looking for. Please visit my Store to preview my Tutorials and take a look at my Personalized Training Workshops.
I hope you enjoy the images which follow. Thank you. Winifred Whitfield
Lady on a Pillow
Mysterious Lady with Veil
Lady of Gold – Painting from Imagination
Don’t Spill the Martini
Flower in Her Hair
Lady with Umbrella
The Picture Taker
Girls Got to Have Fun
Flowers in Her Hat
I also enjoy Making and painting with Patterns in Painter. The following are a couple of examples.
Lady with Pearls
Thank You! Winifred
There is often a great deal of confusion about what the term WORKSPACE means in Painter. This confusion is supported by the common usage of the term workspace, which is not the same thing. There is also confusion – or lack of understanding about the difference between the terms Workspace, Arrange Palettes, and Custom Palettes. I hope this video will serve to add some clarity to these terms. Please let me know if this video helps. this information is applicable to Painter 12.2 as well.