Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pink Hibiscus Digital Painting

I just did this pink hibiscus digital painting in photoshop.I was inspired to do the painting after reading today about a tutorial on digital painting using photoshop.I have used the technique of painting and smudging the colors to get the effect.I have done a green apple digital painting in a similar style.This digital painting technique is interesting and engrossing to paint!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Yellow Flowers In Watercolor

As posted yesterday I did this Yellow Flowers In Watercolor.Browsing Books on painting flowers in watercolor  I was inspired to pick up my watercolor brush!Here is the result....A simple quick sketch of yellow flowers.

I did this watercolor painting in my Watercolor sketchbook with watercolor cake paints. The paints are easy to use and to practice watercolor painting of small floral sketches quickly.

Painting Close-Focus Flowers in WatercolorPainting Close-Focus Flowers in Watercolor is a great resource with beautiful step by step photographs. 

In Ann Pember's "Painting Close-Focus Flowers in Watercolor", she has been able to demonstrate a variety of step-by-fluid-step techniques to bring high drama to the world of simple blooms. Her close-ups of hollyhocks, gloxinias; and peonies float upon the pages which are jam-packed with carefully chosen, eye-pleasing colors. ~ from customer reviews

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Painting Flowers In Watercolor

Painting Flowers In Watercolor is an interesting and a wonderful way to relax. Painting Flowers in watercolor is an art of mixing and blending rich, luminous colors, laying washes, creating textured effects and adding highlights.There are many many creative techniques for capturing the beauty of flowers in watercolor- wet-in-wet, wet-in-dry, negative painting, masking, lifting out, glazing and more.I had a wonderful time browsing through different books on watercolor painting at amazon for my squidoo lens on Books on painting flowers in watercolor. I would love to have them in my collection as each one is unique in the lessons they teach us. One of the excellent books on watercolor painting is painting flowers in watercolor charles reid

Painting Flowers in Watercolor with Charles ReidIn   Painting Flowers in Watercolor with Charles Reid Award-winning artist Charles Reid wants his students to concentrate on three basic themes in his book Painting Flowers in Watercolor: "Keep it small. Keep it simple. Avoid overwashes." Economy is stressed throughout, as when Reid writes, "The fewer the strokes and the smaller the amount of color mixing, the fresher the painting." He explains how to get started with brushes, mixing paint, and the basics of composition and contour drawing, and provides exercises in these fundamentals.

You can see more books on watercolor painting here >>> Books on painting flowers in watercolor.

The above painting is actually a digital painting I did in corel photopaint with watercolor brushes simulating the way I paint on paper.Looking at the various books on watercolor painting I want to pick up my brush and paint on paper.I will create a few paintings and post them soon!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Digital Painting - Rhododendrons

I painted the Rhododendrons in twisted brush program .I did this painting for the weekly challenge at wetcanvas forum.The digital painting took 45 mins.I kept the image as reference and painted in the traditional method with the pastel brush.
Books of interest for learning digital painting...

Digital Painting in Photoshop1. Digital Painting in Photoshop

In this inspiring book, acclaimed artist, author and lecturer Susan Ruddick Bloom shows you how to use Photoshop to turn your photographs into works of art. Beautifully written, clearly laid out, and guaranteeing inspiring results, this book is a must-have for every Photoshop user.

Complete Digital Painting Techniques
2.Complete Digital Painting Techniques
  "Complete Digital Painting Techniques" promises to be an invaluable tool for readers new to digital art creation technology, as well as those more experienced. Readers will learn how to simulate and replicate traditional art-creation techniques - from dry brush and wet-into-wet to crosshatching and graffiti - using digital applications. Featuring step-by-step instructions using popular programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter, this encyclopedia of techniques will be a bookshelf staple for designers, illustrators and fine artists alike.