New Work

New Work

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings 3 | Buy a Print I’ve been away from my blogs and forms over the last couple of weeks, just needed some down time.  Albeit the conversations have been in a number of places—G+, Linkedin, Fine Art America and even on this blog—the response and discussions to the last post, “Don’t Skip Using Traditional Medium,” have been awesome. Thanks to all who responded. Mesa Verde Cliff Dwelling 2 | Buy a Print Simple Architectural Beauty | Buy A Print Taking down time is important to keeping the creativity flowing.  I have been working on some new paint textures to use with my art as well as some photographs. I hope to have these available to the public on my texture site soon. Some of the best textures I have created have come from suggestions or requests from friends needing or wanting something specific. How about you? Do you want a texture you can’t find yet? Let me know I will get started on it. Join My Mailing List and Receive Free...
Digital Painting

Digital Painting

When computers became more mainstream in the commercial/graphic design field illustrators immediately began to experiment with how to draw and paint with the software. In the early nineteen-eighties we learned just how cool technology could be and we created slick illustrations, illustrations with shiny surfaces for slick shiny magazines, or at least I did. At that time I didn’t want nor care about texture in the images because the digital medium provided a fresh new look that was preferred to the redundant looks that had been used for years. Soon though we wanted a little texture and we would scan in a favorite paper texture that would be the background page of an article in a slick magazine.  Illustrators and Fine Artists would return to their traditional mediums, the paints, the pencils, and the pastels when they wanted or missed the textures they provided. Software came out such as Corel Painter, now in it’s 12th version that alleviates quite a bit of this need for texture in an illustration or fine art work. Another way to alleviate the need for texture in a digital illustration or photograph is to use photographs of textured surfaces such as a brick wall, concrete sidewalks, bark on a tree and so forth in layers over and/or under the work. Those who use Photoshop love this technique either to get a rather pleasing artistic feel to a photograph or to speed up the process of an illustration because of the tight deadlines an illustrator works under.   Many digital illustrators still prefer to use Photoshop to Corel Painter due to either crashes in Corel,...
This week | Pre-Release Sale

This week | Pre-Release Sale

I am busily getting ready to launch my new texture site. I am offering a 25% discount on the $40 dollar bundle of 20 textures this week. Hopefully on Monday, that is tomorrow, the site will go live for purchasing. If you want to be notified when the pre-release actually goes live sign up here.  In the meantime, enjoy this quick video I did showing some of the textures. This video is available to watch in HD, just change the settings.     ...
Free Textures

Free Textures

$ FREE Fine Art Autumn Textures for digital artists, illustrators, photographers, designers, and scrapbookers. Each texture was hand-painted in Photoshop by me. These are not photographed textures but may be used with photographs. I chose this collection for their autumn color and texture range from fine subtle texturing to thicker painterly strokes. Texture 11 was used with the sunset mixed media piece. The Details 5 hi-resolution textures 300 DPI (ppi) 4320 x 4320 pixels sRGB jpg files Fall Texture 01 Download Fall Texture 02 Download   Fall Texture 05 Download   Fall Texture 08 Download  Fall Texture 11 Download  I hope you find these textures useful and welcome your feedback. Feel free to use them in your personal or commercial work, no attribute necessary. Share this post with every artist, photographer, illustrator, and designer who needs these.  Please do not sell, use as is, or claim as your own, but do Tweet about these free textures, email a link,  Pin it, link to this post in your own blog or website.  Have Fun! Join My Mailing...