Thursday, March 18, 2010

Break time






Lately I have been experimenting with various forms of scratchboard type paintings in Painter. I haven't quite got the hang of it yet, but it is a lot of fun to see what can happen. Using various brushes and techniques I am slowly learning what works and what does not.

11 comments:

Susan said...

I don't know Ginger, looks like you've got a pretty good handle on this technique to me, lovely work! I especially love the whale piece, it has such an ethereal calm quality to it, and is fun at the same time. Love your owl and mouse, we both have owls this week! Enjoy your day, Susan

Julia Kelly said...

Ginger- I think this is one of those "Ahh Ha" moments- your stuff is lovely in scratcboard- I confess I have always loved the look of that dark dark contrast-folk art look- I think your stuff would be great in woodprint!!!! toss the computer and get a block of wood!! Seriously- you need to explore this further.

Teri C said...

Each one is so beautiful!!!

Ginger*:) said...

Thanks for the push to try this again. I will explore it from time to time.. actually, Julia, I used to save all my woodcuts and then about 5 years ago when we moved, they disappeared. I will investigate the process again at some point.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

I think you are on to something here Ginger... I really Love the first one with the whale. That is a FANTASTIC piece!!!!!

NANCY LEFKO said...

this is so cool.....I was very impressed with Painter and what YOU do with the program is truly amazing, Ginger !!

Kelly H-Y said...

Wow, I love all the detail ... I could stare at the pictures forever! Beautiful work!

Jack Foster said...

Ive always loved scratchboard! That's cool that they have a tool for that in Painter. By jove I think you've got it! Love the creatures and the backgrounds! Oh I'm having my first give away at Mr. BibleHead.... stop on over. God bless

Andrew Finnie said...

Well it's a great path to head down. I think it adds another dimension to your work, also adds vigor and dynamics -not that your work didn't already have it!

theartofpuro said...

You are doing a great work,it's always a great adventure to do things with a new program:)

Di said...

I love the whale -beautiful, mysterious and quite fantastical. I like your work in scratch board. give it a lovely vibrancy.