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Sunflower – Follow the Painting Process

THE REFERENCE
 
 

Sunflower V Square © Jacobson

 

THE BACKGROUND PAINTING
 

Yellow Background

 
 

Are you wondering how I do it? What’s the process that I use to get from  A to  Z? 

 
THE PROCESS in Steps 1 thru 7
  1. Paint Sunflower into the Background image
  2. Add more petals and lines
  3. Add additional lines  – looking for the feeling of motion
  4. Remove some lines – too much activity
  5. Remove much of the Blue color – found center distracting
  6. Strengthened Yellow on Petals
  7. Crop image for a more dramatic composition. Repainted center seeds to strengthen focal area.

CLICK ON EACH STEP IMAGE …TO SEE ENLARGEMENT

 
 
 

 
There it is… the process I used. Paint, change, add, take away and paint some more. In the end, I always look for a better composition.
I’m really looking forward to hearing your comments and questions.
 
 
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Inside the Artist’s Studio – Jeremy Sutton

JANUARY 2010

I am using the idea behind the popular Bravo TV Series – Inside the Actors Studio.

Today you will meet a master digital painter. Get an up-close and personal view of him, his artworks and how he has inspired and taught me.

MEET JEREMY SUTTON

Jeremy Sutton

Jeremy Sutton

About the artist  

“In my artwork I strive to express the personality of my subjects and my response to them. My paintings evolve like improvisational dance. The process follows its own path, colors being chosen intuitively, every moment unfolding surprises, each brush stroke feeling its way into the painting. I sculpt in color and form, continuously transforming and remolding my image, like working with wet malleable clay. My experience of the process of creation and how my artwork moves others is what is important to me.”  Jeremy Sutton   Read more here.

INTERVIEW : The Pivot Questions  ( I ask them – Jeremy answers them.)

  • What is your favorite word?    Yes!!
  • What is your least favorite word?  Can’t
  • What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?  Dance, music, paint, life
  • What turns you off?  Over-tiredness and stress
  • What is your favorite curse word?  Gadzooks! The swear word of choice employed by Prince Philip (husband of Queen Elizabeth II) when he saw his portrait (read https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1460622/Gadzooks-Prince-Philip-is-not-amused-by-portrait-with-a-great-schonk.html). That rejected portrait is now in Chenery House, the home of a client of mine, Robert C. Pritikin (see https://jeremysutton.com/bob.html). Bob is the star of my DVD The Art of Collage Portraiture (https://www.paintercreativity.com/store/EYC-Collage.html)
  • What sound or noise do you love? Count Basie’s band playing “Shiny Stockings”. This piece of music reminds me of a beautiful painting, with it’s playfulness, complexity, room for improvisation, rhythm and variation. It isn’t rushed and it includes space between the notes. As Michael Jackson comments about another piece of music in “This Is It”, it simmers. It also reminds me of inspirational Lindy Hop legend Frankie Manning (https://www.jeremysutton.com/frankiemanning.html). Shiny Stockings was his favorite piece of music and I can’t dance to it without thinking of his smiling face and warm personality.
  • What sound or noise do you hate?   A combination of the shrill fire alarm in my studio going off with jack-hammer drilling on the roof!
  • What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?  Having already experienced being a scientist, salesman, dancer, DJ, instructor, author, speaker, DVD producer, events entrepreneur and artist, I would like to host my own TV series in which I travel the world interviewing and painting portraits (simultaneously) of interesting, inspiring and intriguing people, including Nelson Mandela.
  • What profession would you not like to do?  Any profession that involves sedentary isolation, that is monotonous, boring and predictable, that squelches my creativity, that involves staying in one place, stuck to a computer and not meeting and interacting with others.
  • If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Oops! Must have been a mistake, you’re here waaay too early…you’ve still got lots to do and experience so get back and do it!

Where did I meet Jeremy Sutton?

  1. I bought the program Corel® Painter™ IX, opened it and found one big workspace and a ton of stuff. I was baffled and knew I needed HELP.
  2. At the very beginning of the program, there were photos of artwork done by Corel Painter Masters.
  3. I saw Jeremy’s painting (he is one of those Corel Painter Masters.)  It was alive, color-filled and exciting, and looked like it was painted in the traditional method. I knew instantly that I wanted to study with Jeremy.
  4. So…I bought my first Jeremy Sutton book, Painter IX Creativity, the digital artist’s handbook.
  5. Jeremy’s book answered every “how do I question, and I was on my way. I now understood the program. (OK, that took months of work but everyday I felt like I was on a painting adventure. And I was! )
  6. Next…I added 3 sets of DVD’s and 2 new books from Jeremy. At this point I know him and I definitely know Painter.
  7. The final step in getting to know Jeremy is through his newest website … PaintboxJ  where I  hear, see, read, and download Painter goodies monthly. The monthly membership keeps me up to date, active, and growing as an artist.
  8. Regardless of your skill level, there is always something new to learn. And so… I continue to study with Jeremy.

BOTTOMLINEI don’t paint like Jeremy, I paint inspired by him.  You can too!

GALLERY  :  Jeremy Sutton Art

Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon

Dad

Dad

 

Ray

Ray

 SEE MORE of JEREMY’S ARTWORK on his WEBSITE 

 

Where can you meet and study with Jeremy Sutton?

 

Books, Dvds, Paintbox J

Books - Dvds - Paintbox J

 

  1. Join  PaintboxJ  – An online workshop. The techniques, inspiration and advice of Corel Painter Master Jeremy Sutton

  2. Order the Ultimate Corel Training Bundle  

    The Ultimate Painter Training Bundle includes new book Painter 11 Creativity,the Learning Corel Painter X and How to Paint from Photographs Using Corel Painter X DVDs, and one year membership to PaintboxJ.com.

  3. Order Painter 11 Creativity – digital artist’s handbook and receive a signed copy.  My review: His newest and best  🙂

 

Some final words A very big thank you to Jeremy who was kind enough to participate in this monthly series. It personally means the world to me.  

I hope you’ve enjoyed the interview and will seek out more information from Jeremy –  portrait artist/author/educator/ Corel Painter Master at his website. 

I leave you with Jeremy’s closing words…CHEERS !

 

 

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Video Demo – Digital Painting on Layers

Non-Destructive Painting

Drawing Charcoal and Pastel

Drawing Charcoal and Pastel

Today’s video lesson is about adding to an exisiting completed drawing or painting. You’ll still having the original piece without any changes. Layer painting is the process. Corel Painter 11  is the painting program. Sit back and watch artist Jackie Jacobson demonstrate the process she uses with Corel Painter 11.

Meet the Artist …Jackie Jacobson

Sit in the front row

Watch in full screen by clicking on the icon to the right of the sound volume

Title:  Painting in Layers with Corel Painter 11    Time: 5:00 min

Be sure to come back next week for another of these weekly video lessons. If you’re enjoying the series, leave a comment so that I know you’re out there. It’s fun to know who’s in the audience, what you’re thinking and any ideas you can add. Questions are definitely encouraged. So ask them please.

Join Me in the Studio

 

Are You Visiting Palm Springs Soon?

What should you do on the weekend in the Palm Springs area?

  • Shop and have fun at the largest Street Fair in the area?
  • 340 Vendors
  • Arts – Crafts – and much more
  • Free Parking
  • Free Admission

Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.

Personal Studio Tour

Call ahead for an appointment to have your tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190.

I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist.

Recent visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits. If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

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Drawing from the Model – 60 Minutes

Weekly Life Figure Drawing Series

Meet Model PB

Model PB  Final Drawing ©2009 Jacobson.

Model PB Final Drawing ©2009 Jacobson.

Sketching Process – 60 minutes Pose

I start with a 15 minute block-in quick sketch.

Art Materials Used

The Paper: White charcoal paper. When doing traditional drawing I use Canson Ingres paper with a laid finish. ( I was trained in the old masters style and that was their paper of choice)
The Top 10 charcoal and Pastel Papers are listed here. I’ve used most of them in the past 46 years. Find your favorites.

The Media:

  • Blunt Soft Pastel 40
  • Soft Charcoal Pencil 7
  • Pointed Blender Stump 30
  • Grainy Water Blender

  • NOTE: NO ERASER IS USED- When I want to change something I draw with the color of the paper to make the changes.

Here’s the progression of the 60 minute drawing session. USE PIC LENS FOR BEST VIEWING and start with Drawing 01 Block-in

Reminder: I am using Painter 11 and doing all of this drawing digitally. There is no difference for me between doing this directly on paper, or directly on my Wacom Cintique. It’s my hand that is drawing.

Set a timer and join in. Meet you here same time next week.

I’d love to see your drawings. Email me for critiques and conversation at jackiejart@aol.com

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Model S – Quick Sketches

No Model Showed – Self Portrait

Live Model C – Portrait

Video Demo- Digital Oil Painting

Corel Painter - Oil Painting

Oil Painting Sophia ©2009 Jacobson.

Corel Painter 

Oil Painting  

Today’s video demonstrates the brushes, paint and surface used in digitally painting with oils paints in Corel Painter.

The brushes shown in the video were used by artist Jackie Jacobson in the above Painting of Sophia.

After you watch the video, come back to the Sophia painting above, and check out the brushes used in the video demonstration today.

Corel Painter Digital painting studio exactly replicates traditional mediums, without the clean up and turpentine.

 

Sit in the front row

Watch in full screen by clicking on the icon to the right of the sound volume.

Title: Digital Oil Painting with Corel Painter 11    Time: 5:00 min

 

 

Question and Answer Time

I’ve demonstrated really fast, and I’m sure that you have many questions. At the end of every live demo, I take questions and comments. This demo is no exception, so please leave your questions/comments in the comment area below. Check back for the answers to all questions. Consider this a weekly workshop in digital painting.

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Thanks for taking your time to be a part of this online adventure into “fine art meets technology.”

Join Me in the Studio

Are You Visiting Palm Springs Soon?

What should you do on the weekend in the Palm Springs area?

  • Shop and have fun at the largest Street Fair in the area?
  • 340 Vendors
  • Arts – Crafts – and much more
  • Free Parking
  • Free Admission

Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.

Personal Studio Tour

Call ahead for an appointment to have your tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190.

I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist.

Recent visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits. If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

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Drawing from the Model – Self Portrait

Weekly Live Model Series

Self Portrait (cropped) ©2009 Jacobson.

Self Portrait ©2009 Jacobson.

The model didn’t show today

This is a frequent occurrence at figure drawing sessions. You’re all setup and ready to draw. The model is a no show. What to do. Grab a hand, wall, or any other mirror. Go for it. You always have a model available.

Today I’ll show you the process I used in this situation.

I spent about an hour doing an abstract ground to draw on.

  • Each stage is saved (the advantage of digital painting)
  • Check out the changes as I moved along on the ground

My line drawing self-portrait was done with a medium sized brush and gouache paint.

  • My final step was to lighten the painting.

 

abstract_01

Image 1 of 6

Click the BACK AND NEXT arrows to see the version changes.

Underpaintings

I now have a group of underpaintings ready for workshops and drawing sessions. This is a wonderful exercise in ” drawing from the model.” Any model will do. Grab a pet, a pear or a mirror. Life figure drawing becomes more fun than work.

For your reference Library 

The Art of Portrait Drawing by Joy Thomas. I think that the visuals and how to’s are excellent.

 Get it from Amazon 

Portrait Drawing  Thomas

   Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.   – Edgar Degas.

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Live Model C – Portrait

The Window Series – Models with Hats

 

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How I Paint without making a mess

Painting Tutorial using Corel Painter 11

 

Amaryllis II - ©Jacobson

Amaryllis II - ©Jacobson

I love to Paint. I always say, “I love the smell of turpentine,” and I really do. But I also love that I have no mess, no cleanup, no allergy problems, no rags, no paper towels, etc. It’s now a “green thing” to keep it clean and healthy for the environment.

My environmentally friendly option is when I paint digitally, I’m painting without using paper towels. That’s one contribution to our environment.

Join me in this step by step photo journey through my painting process by viewing Pictures 1 thru 8. Enjoy!

01_amarylils-source-image

Image 1 of 8

01_source image

The titles show the progress of the piece, starting with:

  • 01_The original image for reference
  • 02_the sergeant brush, and a drawing type block in on a sepia/orange tones
  • 03 & 04_The round bristle brush and continued block in
  • 05_The oil detail brush and redefined drawing of shapes
  • 06_The thick wet oil brush adding colors, details and thicker paint
  • 07_The just add water brush to blend out the areas
  • 08_The final step, duplicating the layer and changing the mode to hard light, for more color depth

That’s it for today’s demo. I’m looking forward to hearing your comments.  And last, here’s a list for you to help with making this planet green and environmentally friendly.

10 things you should never buy again:
 

  1. Styrofoam cups – It’s not biodegradable.
  2. Paper towels – wastes forest resources, landfill space, and your money.
  3. Bleached coffee filters – Dioxins, chemicals formed during the chlorine bleaching process, contaminate groundwater and air and are linked to cancer in humans and animals.
  4. Teak and mahogany – Every year, 27 million acres of tropical rainforest (an area the size of Ohio) are destroyed. Rainforests cover 6% of Earth’s surface and are home to over half of the world’s wild plant, animal, and insect species. The Amazon rainforest produces 40 percent of the world’s oxygen.
  5. Chemical pesticides and herbicides – American households use 80 million pounds of pesticides each year. The EPA found at least one pesticide in almost every water and fish sample from streams and in more than one-half of shallow wells sampled in agricultural and urban areas. These chemicals pose threats to animals and people, especially children.
  6. Conventional household cleaners – Household products can contain hazardous ingredients such as organic solvents and petroleum-based chemicals that can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into your indoor environment, positing a particular danger for children. The average American household has three to ten of hazardous matter in the home.
  7. Toys made with PVC plastic – 70% of PVC is used in construction, but it is also found in everyday plastics, including some children’s toys. Vinyl chloride, the chemical used to make PVC, is a known human carcinogen. Also, additives, such as lead and cadmium, are sometimes added to PVC to keep it from breaking down; these additives can be particularly dangerous in children’s toys. PVC is also the least recycled plastic.
  8. Plastic forks and spoons – Disposable plastic utensils are not biodegradeable and not recyclable in most areas.

 

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No image, either in whole or in part may be used without the express written permission of the artist.

©2009 Jacobson. All rights reserved.

 

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