Mixed media, acrylic, oil, and watercolor painting. Doodles too.

  • Painting

    Digital Painting – Paint a Video Clip Using Photoshop

    I’ve been experimenting in Photoshop a lot lately, and today I created a digital painting / animated gif from an existing video clip. I brushed in color frame by frame using Photoshop.  It’s easy to do this. If you’re interested, you can find a tutorial on YouTube. Photoshop continues to surprise me. More and more, it is incorporating functionality from other Adobe design applications. The tools you’ll use for this project are similar to those you’ll find in Adobe After Effects. You can create a digital painting with any short video. If you have children and have video clips of them, think about the fun you can have dressing up…

  • Painting

    Painting Female Face | Flower Painting | Fine Art Painting

    Painting Female Face and Flowers I was inspired by old Hollywood glamour photography of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, in particular a photo of Bette Davis in her very early career. As for the flowers, I thought it would be nice to add bold color in the design which would frame/wrap one side of the canvas. These are very like wild, country roses.   Details: 12×12 inch canvas – Female, Study in Violet Acrylic paint Acrylic medium Tissue paper Are you wondering where the tissue paper is? I cut individual tissue paper flower petals and then applied them with medium. Later, I painted over them. I like tissue paper for…

  • Crafts,  Painting

    Kid’s Watercolor Art Project – Tree Monsters

    When I walk the neighborhood, I can’t help but notice the faces that appear on trees where limbs have been removed. Observing the many and varied tree faces inspired me to create this kid’s watercolor art project. Hey mom and dad, take the kids out for a walk to snap pictures of trees that have faces, and then at home use those pictures as inspiration for painting and drawing monsters. “Of all the trees we could’ve hit, we had to get one that hits back.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Painting and Drawing Monsters This kid’s watercolor art project accomplishes three things: (1) it gets kids and parents…