Happy New Year!!! I hope you all have the best New Year ever.
I enjoy making decorative paintings, and this impasto painting of roses is a good example. To do the painting I had to make a few brushes. I want to make a brush that works like a palette knife, and I think I am pretty close. Here is the painting that I recently finished.
I like a lot about this painting, but I still need to tweak the brushes a bit more. But, before we talk about the brushes, I want to demo something that folks have requested. Notice the canvas texture in the painting; that is what I want to discuss first. I have shown this technique before in the Tips and Tricks Webinar, but I do not think many saw it. So, I am going to explain it again in this post. Incidentally, I learned this technique from David Gell at Jitter Brush, his website. To create the texture, we need to make a pattern from a paper. David supplies a wonderful brush that aids in the process…Pattern Pens Plus > WYSIWYG Paper Extractor. Do go to his site and get the Pattern Pens Brushes.
To start the process, we have to make a pattern from a paper. Not just any pattern, but a seamless pattern. Then the pattern can fill a layer. We will add a layer mask, fill it with black so the pattern will not show. Then with an opaque brush filled with white paint, we will reveal some of the pattern. It seems so simple, and it is. Here are four videos that will take you through the process.
I am unsure why the videos are not showing, but click the link takes you to You Tube to view the video. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes. I’ve tried to figure this out for a couple of hours. Rather than continue, I am going to post as is. Hopefully, they will show up correctly later. UPDATE: I figure it out. For some reason the link was posting correctly to the visual tab of the blog, but not so in the Text part. So I deleted the garbage in the Text part and recopied the links and presto…the videos appeared.
That’s it for creating paper from a pattern. I hope you enjoyed them and learned something useful.But there is more. I have made some new brushes that helped me accomplish the Rose painting. I thought it might be interesting to show you the raw brushes and how I used them. I show a few brushes that are available for download, now. I hope you enjoy these videos.
That’s all folks. I hope to see you in the New Year if not sooner. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support this year. The number of subscribers to the blog is amazing; you folks are the best. I sincerely wish you the health, happiness, and lots of money in the New Year. OK, if you do not get the money, I wish you happiness and good health.Skip