Days 14 & 15 of 30 paintings in 30 days

For Valentine’s day I just drew a heart.  In ArtRage, I discovered a textured background and set it to “soft.”  Then I used the roller brush with a lot of pressure and the background ended up looking like lace.  I love it!  So I drew a heart and sprinkled a ton of glitter on top:

Glitter & Lace Heart - Barbara Harvie (digital)

For Day 15, I painted a single poppy on a dark teal background.

Poppy on Teal - Barbara Harvie (digital)


Day 13 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

There seems to be an endless variety of textured backgrounds in ArtRage and each one affects the tools in different ways.  In this one, I used a coarse paper and tube paint and palette knife and it created what looks a bit like stained glass.  And the Gloop pen made perfect spotted chicken splotches.

I call this one “The Early Worm”:

The Early Worm by Barbara Harvie

Day 11 of 30 paintings in 30 days

I forgot to post yesterday (Sunday)!  This is a coneflower of sorts…. I’m still using ArtRage and for the background I used the oil brush with lots of pressure so the bristles of the brush strokes would show up. I used the Gloop pen for the flower.

Coneflower by Barbara Harvie

Day 10 of 30 paintings in 30 days

And another piggy! This one I call Lulu.  So pink and splotchy!

Lulu the Piggy by Barbara Harvie (digital)

I’m using the app called ArtRage.  This one I used the paint tube and palette knife for the background and my favorite Gloop pen and air brush for the pig.

Day 9 of 30 paintings in 30 days

Today I went wild with the flower petals. Making those strokes with the pencil is so much fun and freeing.  Why can’t I do that when I paint with a brush?

Not sure if it looks like a chrysanthemum or not, but that’s what came to mind.

Messy Flower by Barbara Harvie (digital)
Messy Flower

Day 7 of 30 paintings in 30 days

Day 7 of my iPad digital art exploration. I’m playing with the Gloop pen again, trying different sizes, fluidity, and painting surface textures.  It is a fantasy flower, but then I googled orange flowers and thought maybe it could be a gloopy Helenium?

And the glitter…makes good pollen, don’t you think?

Orange Daisies by Barbara Harvie (digital art)

Day 6 of 30 paintings in 30 days

For today, I got a little playful.  And I learned a useful trick in ArtRage.  In ArtRage, you create a painting in layers.  So I first painted the purple/pink background and created another layer for the cat and mouse.  But then I thought the cat and mouse should be higher and more centered.  In ArtRage, you can do that.  I opened the layer settings for the cat and mouse layer and selected Transform. I simply dragged the cat and mouse to reposition them.  So easy!

I used the pastel to create the texture on the cushion and the air brush to create a softness to the cat.

The Encounter by Barbara Harvie