I am heading home today after attending a fantastic workshop with Karen Burns all about painting with Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop. Karen creates such stunning work with her digital paintbrushes. In this workshop she generously shared her methods, tips and techniques and resources for creating beautiful paintings. While I know a bit about Photoshop, Corel Painter is a huge and powerful piece of software and learning the program can be a bit daunting for someone who just want to sit down and paint. Karen gave us a roadmap to get started painting quickly and we all loved the results we were able to acheive in just one weekend.
Besides demonstrating her painting techniques and sharing her secrets :-) Karen spent one-on-one time with each of us. She suggested brushes we might use to achieve the results we were looking for or techniques we might consider to impove the compostion of our paintings. At the end of the weekend we each went home with at least one finished painting - printed on fine art paper or canvas - that we can frame and hang on our wall at home.
I created FOUR paintings that I am thrilled with! I have never before attended a workshop where I have been this productive and so well pleased with my work. Kudos to Karen for being an outstanding teacher who conveys the knowledge of what she does so well and who inspires us to create paintings of our own. Thank you, Karen for a truly awesome weekend!