Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Last class

Saturday was our last Art & Technology class. We all made art cards and "traded" them. Wonderful to see (and have) everyone's creations. John asked us what we enjoyed about class. Most everyone appreciated John's teaching style; which was patient, kind, and with an artist's viewpoint to getting going with Photoshop and Painter.... and did i mention patient? We all had questions we had to ask at least twice because of the nature and enormity of Photoshop. It was a great class. I learned a ton and hope to do more in Photoshop and especially Corel Painter. I have a print that i will enter in the UAS Juried Student Art Show. We also will possibly be forming an art card group and hold trading sessions every now and then. Alex B will be heading that up. Thanks Alex!


Computer Lab

Began learning how to do the Toy Camera Effect (Eiffel Tower) and Patterns (Pink Petals) in Photoshop (following printed directions!!) More to come after class tomorrow.


Today i came in to work on Toy Camera and never got to it or to the pattern practice. i hope to do that on Friday. Here are some practice pieces.


Animation class fun

Am writing this from class at UAS today! We are working on learning the animation program in Painter. Will download a rotoscope movie here for all to see.