Bored in Bed

Bored in Bed - Blue

Bored…perhaps waiting for something or someone? Chalk pastel photo painting with deep resonating blue colors to highlight a blue mood.

I think color is important and powerful in any composition. Color can also be fun!

Here are some made-up color names. I love Bosefri, the purple of the evening sky and the skin color of deadly whales. Perfect!

  • Astat – The yellow of imaginary suns.
  • Betirlos – The red of molten metal. The same color as the feathers of a breed of toxic avians.
  • Cidcrat – The yellow of sunlight. This is the color of a lost soul.
  • Ciafi – A bold green. Under light of this color people see other worlds.
  • Sehstitu – The blue of lost deepest waters. If you meet someone fond of this color, befriend them.
  • Bosefri – The purple of the evening sky. The skin color of a breed of deadly whales.
  • Viteni – The red of molten metal. The same color as the scales of a kind of mystical dragons.
  • Cennehir – The red of a sunset that only exists in the past . Tattoos of this color are the mark of chemists.
  • Pydi – The orange of amber in one’s fears. This is the color of a sad mind.
  • Atran – The orange of fires that you’ll always remember. The color of clothing once worn by marines, but that changed because of concealed reasons (an awful story in the news was probably the cause).

Better Screenshots

Better Screenshots

Don’t you hate terrible screenshots in PowerPoint presentations? Here are some tips and techniques I have collected from around the Web on how to take better screenshots.

First: Get the Screenshot

Here’s how to take a screenshot on a Mac. Using Windows? Get a Mac.

Next: Make It Look Good

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Screenshots Look Great

6 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Screenshots

5 Incredibly Simple Ways To Make Screenshots Look Better In PowerPoint

Bath of Roses

Bath of Roses

A beautiful watercolor depicting a stunning woman in a bath of rose petals.

I wrote previously about Art, Inc. Such a great book for the artist looking to get out there and turn passion into making a living.

One of the concepts in the book is to consider following the path of an illustrator instead of the more traditional path of a gallery artist. The challenge is that illustration is a much more commercial world and requires considerably more business acumen.

But anyone can do it.

The key is to figure out your niche. For example, maybe you want to focus on wedding invitations or birth announcements. Maybe logos is more your thing.

There are a lot of great outlets for selling your illustration work. Behance, owned by Adobe, is one of the better marketplaces and communities for this kind of thing. 99designs is another good one.

Watercolor by the Window

Watercolor by the Window

Sitting the window frame at the end of the day.

Been thinking a lot about Art, Inc., a great book I’ve been reading about getting a real career as an artist going. As in a successful one. One of the book’s central premises is that you don’t need to be a starving artist. You just need to get up from behind that easel and start making it happen.

The book is great for learning how to find your voice as an artist, thinking about getting started with selling your work, and also contains lots of advice on how to present yourself to galleries.

Check it out!

In a related note, I’ve been toying around with Procreate on the iPad Pro for a while. So much fun with this app!

Smiles in the Tub

Smiles in the Tub

I don’t know why, but this picture just makes me smile. Innocent child bath time fun! The photo is a stock photo, treated with the Oil Painting setting in Topaz’s Simplify plug-in.

Nail Art/Marble Technique

Here is a Requested Nail Art Video..im applying The Marble Art Technique..Thanks for watching!. .:)

Art Impressions - Water Color Technique

Do you love the soft look of water colors but haven’t yet mastered the technique. You don’t have to be an artist to create a one of a kind masterpiece. On today’s Tip Of The Day we have Kendra…

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