Let’s Celebrate 1,000,000 Views with Live Sessions…Join Me Today. Live Corel Painter 2016 Demonstrations

Hello Everyone,

OMGosh, the blog hits 1,000,000 views today.  I cannot believe it.  I know that is small numbers compared to a lot of blogs, but it is a big number to me.  Thank you bunches and bunches for your support.  I have loved doing the blog and meeting all of you.

So, to celebrate, I scheduled two live sessions.  One this morning and one this evening.  Please feel free to join one or both of them.  What will the webinar be about?  I don’t know…you tell me.  I know I will play in Corel Painter 2016 and the rest is up to you.  I will answer questions and take requests; as long as the requests are about painting.  I can’t sing or dance, but I can juggle oranges.  Shoot, I just checked and I don’t have any oranges, so that is not an options.  Anyway, come on by and let’s talk Painter 2016

The first webinar starts today, Aug 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

Register Here for Morning Webinar

The second webinar starts today, Aug 13, 2015 at 8:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

Register Here for the Evening Webinar

You can join either webinar during the session…just click the link.

Here are a couple of images created in Painter 2016

I love doing this style.  It is pretty fast…just make a few quick strokes and let the water flow do the rest.

Waterfall, inky landscape done in Corel Painter 2016

Waterfall, inky landscape done in Corel Painter 2016

And y’all know I love anything in a Sumi-e style.

Orchid, Watercolor, Done in Corel Painter 2016

Orchid, Watercolor, Done in Corel Painter 2016

This last one is a work in progress.  I need to get back to it.  Images that take a while to do, tend to bore me and I stop working on them, but I like the way this one was going.

Great Blue Heron, Work in Progress, Watercolor, Corel Painter 2016

Great Blue Heron, Work in Progress, Watercolor, Corel Painter 2016


Since I usually work in watercolor, I might try playing with oils and dry media in the Webinars.

OK…hope some of you can make the webinar.



20 responses to “Let’s Celebrate 1,000,000 Views with Live Sessions…Join Me Today. Live Corel Painter 2016 Demonstrations

  1. Tuned in late but got a lot out of the webinar. You do a great job. Have you or will you do a tutorial on how you make new of your new brushes like wetting agent. I will be getting 2016 since I have held off for several version I’m on 2012 version but love the new brush engine.

    • Thank you very much. It was really a hodge podge…LOL. Nothing was really planned and those can sometimes be the most fun. Glad you are upgrading to 2016, you will love it.

  2. Your tutorials are always edifying and simple to grasp. You always leave us with nuggets of practical knowledge about Corel Painter. Thanks for being the most inspirational tutor online. We truly treasure the gems you so willingly share. Truly magnanimous of you.

  3. Congratulations on the million hits! I love the blue heron just as it is… Perfect! You are a great and generous teacher … And a really nice person. May you continue to share and enjoy Painter with is as we greatly appreciate it,

    • Hi Lyn,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate you taking my class, too. I’m glad you like the blue heron. I’m getting a lot of comments on it.

  4. Skip, Love the Blue Heron. Wish it was on the Corel web site in the gallery. What a gorgeous example of what can be done with the program, and, although not a detailed painting, it stands as it is. Sometimes, less really is more. 🙂

    • Thank you very much, Elaina. I am hearing from so many folks that I respect about how much they like that painting…even as is. It is hard for me to paint that way; it is too slow and methodical. I want the experience to be spontaneous. But, like you said, this style shows the incredible versatility of Painter. I kept trying to figure out what the background was supposed to be and I couldn’t. I think that is why I stopped. I actually have a bunch of paintings that I consider not finished that haven’t seen the light of day. 🙂 Maybe I need to rethink my position on them. Thanks again for taking the time to comment and for your insight.

  5. Loved the webinar – never worry about going over in time, as your humble audience LOVES that!!!!! Thank you Skip for your generous heart and nature.

  6. I focused on that heron first but your landscape has stayed in my mind too. Which brushes did you use? I like the fringing effect as well as the nice run of flow maps

    • Hi again Lyn,
      I really don’t remember what brushes I was using. They were custom brushes that I don’t think I saved. In other words I was just playing and making tweaks to the brushes, but not worrying about saving them. I do that a lot. Also, I’m pretty sure the day I was doing these types of landscapes, I wasn’t using flow maps, but I was using papers. The day I made that image, Winifred Whitfield and I were playing on a go to meeting and I was just throwing paint around. I actually abandoned the landscape that I posted. We were looking for landscapes within the landscape and I cropped the image and continued working on it. Later, I took another look at the original landscape and decided to post it. I’ll try to do something similar and talk about it in class…maybe that way I can figure out the brushes and papers used. Enjoy, Skip

  7. Great webinar Skip thank you so much! Congratulations on your success! And we are all signed up for “New Horizons,” Corel Painter 2016 DAA class! Hugs.

  8. Hi Skip, I just love watercolor!I know you make it seem simple, but a lot of practice, skill, talent — well I really admire your work. Bless you. Looking forward to recorded live sessions. Bless you,

  9. Hi Skip,Congratulations on the million blog site. I hope in the class you’ll be going over the valleys and peaks method you did in the video. See you in class

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