More Watercolor in Corel Painter 2015

Hey Friends,

One more post for today.  I actually posted this image in FB, which is the opposite of what I normally do.  I wasn’t going to post it on the blog, but then I realized a whole bunch of folks wouldn’t see the image.  At first I wasn’t so happy with the image, but over the last day I realized that I do like it.

I am making new brushes, which I am excited about…although, today I pretty much scrapped them all and have redone them.  I’m really happy about some of the techniques that are developing.  It all started with the black ink washes I posted in December.  But now I am working in full color and I like the wash effects and I love the granulation.  I will probably need to tone down the granulation a bit, but I always go overboard when I start something.  🙂

OK…so here is the image.  I hope you enjoy it.

Hibiscus, Watercolor done in Corel Painter 2015

Hibiscus, Watercolor done in Corel Painter 2015

More later,


46 responses to “More Watercolor in Corel Painter 2015

  1. I love the subtle color variations. It has a very Japanese feel to it. I would like to take a class on watercolors.

  2. Skip,
    Very nice. So amazing that you weren’t happy with this initially. I’m glad you took a second look and decided to share it. Very inspirational and ti’s encouraging me to take the time and play more with Painter 2015. Thank you.

    • Hi Mike,
      I frequently do not like my work, especially right after making it. I have never been confident with painting. But, when I was a potter it was just the opposite. I loved the work when it came out of the kiln, but liked it less about 3 or 4 weeks later. I have a hard drive full of stuff I never shared; maybe one of these days I’ll clean it out and post some. Thanks for your comment.

  3. Hi Skip!
    It is so good to hear from you! The painting is beautiful- not too much granulation, in my opinion. I am glad your sister is improving and retaining her independence.
    I have missed you.

  4. So glad you reconsidered this. I love it just as it is. Can’t wait for these brushes and a class on them. You aren’t a Painter Master. You are a Painter Genius!!

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  6. WOW, Skip that’s absolutely gorgeous! I just love the wash, granulation, colors and on and on.

    This is what I have been looking for. It’s sooo watercolor like and done digitally.

    Amazing. Please let me know how your doing this, brushes, paper textures, etc.

    Just wonderful.

    Thanks for sharing with us all.

    Ed Rose

    • Thanks Ed,
      I will be posting more and will have a class, too. I’m still in the exploration stage. The brushes and papers are custom, but I will provide them at some point.
      Stay tuned,

  7. Hi Skip and happy belated new year to you to. I was so glad you checked in and let us know you are OK. It is great you are enjoying your new knee and your sister is on the mend.
    You have done so much to advanced digital painting and sharing or your talents. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all that you do. Thank you. Francine

  8. Skip you never cease to amaze me. Such wonderful work. Have missed chatting. My brother died before Thanksgiving. Following that I was in the hospital for a month with cellulitis. Another one of those “I don’t believe it” life challenges.
    I just getting back into things taking Karen’s 2015 Painter Club.
    I hope you remain well and if you do you will obviously continue to AMAZE so many of us.

  9. Rediscovered your site after visiting my quilting, etc and just moved up to Painter 2015. Found that older brushes were not compatible enough to stop the hand wringing, so deleted and am starting over. Love the speed of the newest version of Painter.

    • Hey Raven,
      I may be misunderstanding, but older brushes are definitely compatible with Corel Painter 2015. Brushes are forward compatible but not backward. In other words, brushes made in Painter X, 11, 12 and X3 will work in Painter 2015. but the reverse is not true. Brushes made in Painter 2015 will not work in the earlier versions. The speed increases are terrific; I agree.
      Let me know if I can help with installing older brushes,

  10. I just wanted to thank you for your helpful tutorials and blog. I am learning to paint and falling in love with it. Your posts are inspiring and helpful. I know it must take a lot of time to produce your work. Know that I appreciate this deeply.

  11. I love that however life treats you and Tim, going home to new discoveries in Digital Art is like Chicken Soup for your creative energies. Your new watercolors are amazing and I am glad you sparked both of your creative spirits with them.
    I think the Digital Art World is like the Impressionists at Cafe Guerbois. Borrowing and being inspired by one another.
    Thanks Skip and keep on tweeking those brushes.

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