Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Activity-New Sites

You can tell I haven't posted here for awhile.  Do you want to catch up with me?  Then here are several ways to do that.  Visit my new and active sites. You can click on the site titles to find my new places:

Digital Alternative Surfaces
Digital Alternative Studio

Join me for lots of interesting information!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Rusty Things

When in Texas a last month this interesting deer sculpture was displayed by the road.  Neat stuff.  Haven't had enough time to play with the pics yet, but I will be making selections to bring into Corel Painter 12 and create patterns for the image hose brush.  Should keep me busy for days:) Thought I would share some of the pics.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Texas Textures

In Texas today to teach a workshop in Digital Printing Alternative Surfaces.  The workshop starts tomorrow.  Last night I stayed with an amazing woman who I met over the internet years ago and was able to enjoy her house and property.  Taking some time out, I shot these texture pictures.  Thought I would share them plus an iPhone panorama.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Working with Nature

Last year I started playing with Corel Painter 12.  My painting skills in reality lean toward creating backgrounds for my journal pages and underpainting for my digital prints.  All abstract, so I find this whole digital painting idea really challenging.

 Jeremy Sutton has a wonderful website along with books and dvd's about the subject-Paint Box TV.  He is truly amazing and while I am still fumbling along learning from him I am enjoying the process.  Hopefully I will get comfortable with Painter and get enough time to master some of my own ideas.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Amazing Old Door

Last month we were in San Diego visiting our son and the place he was staying had this great door leaning up against the house.  I took tons of pics to use in images and collages and textures later.  Here are a few:)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

More of Nature's Textures

Since one of my 1T "not backed up" hard drives crashed last year, I have been shooting textural nature shots everywhere I go to build up my library.  After spending a week in San Diego for Christmas I ended up with 500 pictures on my iPhone 4s.  Some really great texture, so I will start sharing them here.

I won't be back in my studio until the 11th of January so I am really looking forward to getting back to work. Till then I will be using some of these to manipulate into images for printing on something different.  This year I am going to see how many different alternative surfaces I can create for printing.  Some of these images will end up on those surfaces.