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I finally found myself as an artist – and I was right where I left me…

Asian art has always influenced my work. From the time I was little, I looked at photographs of Chinese art that my Grandfather loved. He brought me a lacquered cigarette box when I was young because the inlaid birds and flowers were so beautiful. I collected pheasant vases in cobalt blue and ivory - and… Continue reading I finally found myself as an artist – and I was right where I left me…

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How to create a batik effect in Corel Painter

I love creating textile designs more than anything these days, and the program I use most often to create my designs is not Photoshop.  Don't get me wrong...I use Photoshop every day and despite my initial reluctance to learn it, I do love it.  But since 2009, I have been using Corel Painter for my… Continue reading How to create a batik effect in Corel Painter

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Creating woodblock prints digitally

Woodblock printing is a technique for printing text, images or patterns used widely throughout East Asia and originating in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles and later paper. As a method of printing on cloth, the earliest surviving examples from China date to before 220 AD. Wikipedia I wish I had the… Continue reading Creating woodblock prints digitally

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It all starts with a little paint.

I love working on a digital platform, but sometimes I really need to feel a brush against canvas or paper.  Lately, I've been working in watercolor because I love the look of illustrated florals.  Taking a watercolor into a digital environment isn't exactly complicated. Step 1: Paint a watercolor Step 2:  Scan your watercolor Step… Continue reading It all starts with a little paint.