Summer Digital Art Summit

Digital Art Summit is going live next week

What the heck is the Digital Art Summit? Great question, a few days ago I was not sure either. Here is the what and why of the summit.

I was trying to find ways to bridge the summer gap at Digital Art Academy. Classes are finishing up tomorrow from this session and the new session doesn’t start until the end of August. That seems like a long time, for an ADD guy that is like a lifetime.

My friend and the founder of Digital Art Academy Karen Bonaker suggested putting together some webinars. That got me thinking, dangerous I know but it happens on rare occasions. Who haven’t I heard from in awhile? Who have I been talking to recently? Who would other digital artists like to hear from? I began compiling a list and making phone calls to stir the pot. The overall call or email post was something like this, “Hey Jeremy this is Tim, I am putting together some webinars this summer would you have any interest in teaching?”

A bunch of people said yes I would love to but I am booked, another bunch of people said shoot yes I am in. On a few rare occasions I still have not heard because of vacations or other stuff. The bottom line is we have an incredible line up of people lined up to share their digital painting prowess via webinar with you. Some FREE and others very inexpensive.

Odwin Rensen Digital Painting

It all starts July 22nd with a FREE webinar from Kirk Nelson. You will learn about the new painting features in CS5. How cool is that?

I wont spill all the beans yet because details and behind the scenes planning are happening as we speak. Some other speakers that you may hear from are….drum roll please……..Odwin Rensen, Darrell Chitty, Heather Michelle, Karen Sperling, Woody Walters, Michael Campbell and yours truly. That is not all though. There are more invites out there, pending. People you know and some you may not know. One thing for sure…you don’t want to miss this.

As I mentioned some webinars are free and the other pricing information will be forthcoming. You can find out through various social media sites or this blog. The best and quickest way to keep a eye peeled is to be on the list. If you have already filled out the form for Digital Paint Magazine you are good to go. Early notification will go to that list first, about 12 hours before the blog post hits. The reason that is important is that we are limited to 100 people on each webinar. Some will definitely sell out.

See ya in a few!

Digital Painting Tutorials April

The April Issue of Digital Paint Magazine has some awesome tutorials.

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April Issue here

DPM Staff

Digital Painting Tutorials-March

Digital Painting Tutorials in the March Issue of Digital Paint Magazine.

The March issue of the magazine is ready. Digital Painting tutorials by Skip Allen, Barb Hartsook, Kathy Pilgrim and Karen Bonaker are in this issue. There is also a surprise with the look and feel! You can download it here:  Digital Painting Tutorials March

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March Issue of Digital Paint Magazine

March Issue of Digital Paint Magazine

Digital Painting Tutorials by Artist Barb Hartsook

Digital Painting tutorials by artist Barb Hartsook at Digital Paint Magazine.

Introducing With Brush and Pen.  A new column in the magazine by Barb Hartsook.  Below is a bit about Barb. Also you can drop by her blog where she combines stories with words and paintings  at, Over Coffee… Let’s Talk. You can see some of her work  in the PBase Galleries. Following is her bio.

Barb Hartsook author of With Brush and Pen

Barb Hartsook author of With Brush and Pen

Who am I and what do I do?

Hi. I’m Barbara Hartsook, and I live in Northern Ohio with my husband, close to our three adult daughters and their families.

All my life I remember loving the splashes of color in my world, and noticing how pretty everything looked when the sun was low in the sky, when shadows danced on houses and tree trunks and lawns… Yes, even as a child I noticed.

Art as a professional pursuit was not an option for me – my parents wanted me to become a classroom teacher, as they were.

So I taught. And hung out with the art teachers. And bought sketch journals, pens, and paints. And started taking classes…

Over my art-life I’ve used pastel pencils and oils and watercolors, acrylics to paint staging sets and wall murals, pen and ink, and liquid pencils (with a brush).

In April, 2006, my girls grown-up with families of their own, I took a week-long class in Durham, N.C. introducing me to Corel Painter software and a Wacom Tablet.

And I had a new love… digital painting and drawing.

My work has sold locally, as well as in galleries online, and has won awards, both locally and online.

I help moderate Karen Bonaker’s digital art forum PainterTalk, where in the past I’ve written and/or edited the forum’s interviews for the monthly featured artists.Where in fact, I was the featured artist one month…

Using Corel Painter as my brush and canvas is pure joy to me. I’m forever learning from others — teachers and fellow students and my forum-mates — all that I can absorb and practice. I love to share back what I’m learning, and so have written several tutorials, some of which are available in the forum and on my blog.

With brush and pen, I tell stories…

Stories are everywhere and can be found just by looking. Life happens when we are not conscious of it, but simply living it. As artists we write and paint the stories that we pull out of the casual snapshot – whether that snapshot is a photo or a piece of daily life.


Thank-you Barb!  We are blessed to have you as a contributor to Digital Paint Magazine. To profiles of other digital artists you can visit the contributors page.