September Issue of Digital Paint Magazine

Digital Paint Magazine-September

The September issue is finally here. I had major challenges getting this put together this month. Yikes! It is a very nice issue though and well worth the wait.

Be sure to check out the details for the Richard Ramsey webinar and remember registration for Session SIX classes at the Digital Art Academy are under way.

Here is your download.      September Issue.

Digital Painting Techniques: Traditional Media Embellishment

Digital Painting Techniques: Traditional Media Embellishment Workshop

Discover how to embellish your digital fine art paintings with Traditional Media.

Join us in North Platte! Friday September 10 and Saturday September 11.
We will have two days of immersion into digital print embellishment. We will use Oils, Acrylics, Pastels and charcoal to finish our digital prints. We will explore techniques geared towards fine art portraiture.

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Digital Print Embellishment

This Workshop is Limited to 15

There are only 15 seats available for this workshop. Small groups learn better and have more access to the presenter. The tuition for the Fall workshop is 327.00. We can break it into two payments of 167.50.

FAST ACTION BONUS, The first two fully paid tuitions will receive 25% off their tuition and another surprise bonus at the workshop.
Weather permitting we will have some time to capture a western model or two at Buffalo Bill’s Historic Ranch near our studio.

Day 1, Sealing and preparation, Oils and Acrylics
Day 2, Pastels, Watercolor, charcoal, gallery wraps

We will spend some time talking about presentation, whether to use a lab or print at home.

This workshop is designed for the beginner and intermediate painter. Bring your laptop with Photoshop and Corel Painter loaded and ready to roll.


The location is my studio in North Platte, NE. The address is 2102 West 18th Street.
North Platte is a small community on the I-80 corridor. Lodging is in-expensive and the airport has three flights a day during the week arriving from Denver and two a day Saturday and Sunday.

This workshop is sponsored by Allied Photo Labs, Digital Art Academy and Digital Paint Magazine.

Digital Painting Embellishment Workshop

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Digital Art Virtual Paintout Idea from Traditional Media Artist

A Virtual Paintout for Digital Artist’s

As an artist one has to choose a specific genre to even have a chance at getting a piece of the market.  At least that is my opinion, rarely does one find an artist equally talented with landscape paintings in oil and portraits in watercolor or pastel also. That doesn’t mean we turn our backs on other media or subject matter, it just means the bulk of our time is spent with the subject matter and media that we like best.

I love social media marketing and internet tools almost as much as I love being an artist that produces digital art. I came across Kentucky artist Bill Guffey several months ago and am just now getting back to writing about his awesome project that involves media tools.  Bill is a traditional media artist using some internet tools. Thanks goes out to Charlie Parker from lines and colors for his post a few days ago that reminded me of  Bill Guffey.

Bill came up with an awesome idea for a virtual paintout using google maps street views. We are mimicking the virtual paintout using digital art tools for our group project on digital paint magazine blog. So cudo’s to Bill for the inspiration and setting the stage. You can see a really nice article about it here at lines and colors as well as read about it on Bills blog.

Social Media and Web tool Art Project

Group Digital Art Project

I have been thinking about doing something for awhile with art from various social media properties. I have been inspired by various social media applications and the unique personal images people use for there profile pictures. Very cool.

If you are a people person this will be a fun exercise as you will have a chance to study some folks from a unique perspective. A few days ago I came across a blog post from a blog I had not been reading for awhile, lines and colors. In the article Charlie profiled artist Matt Held and his Facebook project as well as Bill Guffey’s Virtual Paintout. I will write and article on those fun projects in a few days.

So here is what we will do. The first month we will use Facebook. The exercise is to find and paint an image from a profile picture listed on Facebook. Image size at this point doesn’t matter although a small image is what we want sent to us (2×3 or so at 150 would be fine.)

The goal here is to continue to develop our digital chops and improve our digital art while getting to know the very useful and awesome marketing power and SEO chutzpah of some social media sites. You can use artrage or Corel Painter, even do a photoshop painting, the use of any art software or plugin is welcome.  Digitally paint or draw a portrait and send the image to tim@digitalpaintmagazine. Tell us your name and website or URL as well as the software and any plugins used. We will post some of them on the blog here.

For those who chose to participate I will send a special report specific to the social media site we are using. If you want to participate without publishing your image that is ok also, just let us know you dont want your creation published.

Ok so here is the schedule for a few months.

September 11-October 11 Facebook Profiles

October 11-November 11 Landscapes from Google Maps Street Views

November 11-December 15 Twitter Profiles

BTW-Mark K. made a comment on a different post about copyright infringement. He is  correct, I am certainly not advocating that you just snake someone’s image and paint it without permission. I made an assumption that people would use common sense and ask first. Bad to make assumptions. Make sure you have permission from the person who owns the profile. Don’t be a ding dong.

Digital Paint Magazine on Imagekind Blog

I just got a note from John Kraft with this link.

The folks at Imagekind decided to highlight the interview we did with John Kraft. How cool is that? We will have some content on the blog about selling online. A ton has been written already by Dan at Empty Easel, the folks at Wet Canvas, Clint at FineArt Views. But we will put our nickels worth in  there also.

Dan at the Empty Easel has probably done the most research along those lines.