Corel Master Painter Karen Bonaker has announced the 2013 Fall Open Studio, Painting without Boundaries. I can’t wait; it starts August 31, 2013, just over a short two weeks away. You can register or get more information here: Fall Open Studio 2013 – Painting Without Boundaries. You cannot beat the $42.00 price tag.
I can remember when I began using Painter back in 2008, I had difficulty getting started. I could make the software work; make strokes on the page in other words. I could clone, but it looked like the photograph. So, I decided to take some classes at the Digital Art Academy owned by Karen. If memory serves, my first class was with Marilyn Sholin, which helped me understand how to get a more painterly look to my clone. I knew I wanted to go beyond cloning, too.
I graduated from Art School with a BFA in Pottery, and I had a couple of painting classes and a lot of life drawing classes. I wasn’t very good at two-dimensional work. The struggle with trying to paint with Corel Painter was very real. Then I started taking classes with Karen. She has a knack for making painting in Corel Painter fun and not the least bit stressful. I didn’t turn into a painter over night, but I could see big improvements the more I worked with Karen.
Take it from me, I have first hand knowledge; Karen teaches you how to paint with skill and grace. You do not want to miss her classes.
Here are a couple of examples of Karen’s work:
I love the last one, since I have a new cat, which makes two total. Karen works in various styles…all her own. She can jump between watercolor and chalk and then bring in oils. If you would like to see more of Karen’s work, visit her blog, Karen Bonaker Art.
Fall Open Studio 2013, Painter without Boundaries is for intermediate and advanced Corel Painter users. You can use either Corel Painter 12.2 SP1 or the new Corel Painter X3 for your class assignments. For more information and to register do go to the link provided.
Y’all hurry! Class time will be here before you know it. Go ahead and register; it will be the best $42.00 you have every spent. I can’t wait for class to start and I hope to see you there.