Now offering workshops for Beginners to Intermediate – learn to use your IPad or IPad Pro to create your art digitally.
With the development of new tools, artists need to keep up with the times, to not fall behind their peers that made the jump into any of the new media available out there.
And, the longer you wait, the harder the transition will be: with new features and capabilities being added to the new digital painting field, it is important to get started early on, to ensure you don’t lose the connection.
I’ve been using my IPad, Ipad Pro, and yes, even my IPhone to create my digital paintings for the past four years or so. And as time goes on, it has become clear that this art form is NOT going away, but instead just might take over much of the artworld of our time.
Of course, this does not mean your painting skills will become obsolete – quite the contrary.
The artists that will rise above the noise will be the ones that have the traditional artist eye, but with the powerful new tool of digital painting software and hardware at their fingertips.
While it seems daunting, and to many fine visual artists just a bit “fake” – there is nothing fake about using powerful tools to make your art improve, or more vibrant, or easier to work with, easier to print, etc..
We are now offering 5 hour workshops where you can get started with the basics of setting up your IPad, installing the software, starting a new painting, using brushes, and how to get colors, and the other tools in the software to become your friends, rather than nemesis. You will quickly see why so many artist are starting to use these powerful apps for their artwork. It lets us retain our style, but with the added power of digital tools that are not available out in the real studio otherwise.
Click here to book a session with us
– or call the studio for more information: (864) 634-2150 (ask for Conni)
Great Eggspectations A new digital painting I just finished is now available on my website as limited edition prints on paper and on canvas.
Great Eggspectations livingroom interior design setting
For a very limited time, until March 30th, 2017, “Great Eggspectations” will be available at an introductory special of $50 for an 11″x14″ limited edition giclée print on canvas (regular price is $85 starting April 1st).
Edition size is 150. Signed by the artist. Archival inks (warrantied for lightfastness: 75 years – 200 years) on archival gloss canvas. UV-coated for extra protection agains dust and light scuffs.
Can be mounted on stretchers – call the studio for more information: (864) 634-2150.
Standard sizes available online at the Charisma Art Gallery Website – click here to order
Custom sizes are available – please call the studio to order any size you need, framing options, etc.
Great Eggspectations Prints
This is a great piece for wedding gifts, baby shower gifts, office spaces, pediatric offices, or hospital wards. Also works great in business office spaces, or for any interior design application. We also offer art consulting – let us help you design an uplifting, positive ambiance in your public spaces – people love being in positive surroundings, and it increases trust and confidence. Call us at the studio to schedule a quick overview of our services: (864) 634-2150
As part of my new line of art experience, I have been creating digital paintings on my ipad.
Using the same techniques I use on my original oil and acrylic paintings, these originals are all created using digital paint brushes within the painting applications on my ipad. I use the same pallet colors I would use in my studio, and I customize the digital brushes to make them “scrubby” looking like my worn out brushes in my studio are.
The process takes about the same time as my oil paintings take – but with the advantage of no drying time, no poisonous fumes to breath, no mess, total scaleability, total portability, vibrant colors without muddiness, and, well, I can paint in the car, in the kitchen, in bed, wherever. Huge bonus.
Once the digital painting is output onto canvas (I use archival quality inks and substrates that are warrantied for up to 200 years of lightfastness!), each painting is hand-embellished with highlights of real world brush strokes of acrylic paint (same colors that I used in the digital painting!). This adds a bit of texture that catches the light.
So – here is my question to you, dear reader:
Is this new media thing something that needs to fade into the wood (or plastic) work? Is this something that will continue to grow the art world into a new trend?
Just finished another commissioned Original Pet Portrait Painting, painted with digital media…I am just loving this new painting process – It is portable. It’s clean. It’s fun. And, I can use the same techniques and colors I use for my oil and acrylic paintings without having to set up an easel or wash out paintbrushes. The process is actually quite a bit slower, but more rewarding.
Just click here, if you want me to paint your pet’s portrait as well: https://www.charisma-art.com/Custom-Original-Digital-Pet-Portrait-Painting
“Our heads are round, so our mind can change directions….”
That is my mantra lately – some call it “squirrely”, others call it “uncommitted”, still others call it “creativity”. Whatever it is that makes us think around the corner, it is what hit me recently.
Sheep have happened. and, I love pInting them – they make me smile. But why stop there?
So I’ve started to add new critters, new media, and new techniques to my studio.
Most recently, my easel has been my ipad, with a nice painting app, to explore the process of digital paainting. It seems a much more portable and forgiving media – not to mention, that the juried fine art shows offer a digital media category that needs some smiles as well.
So here are my first endeavors with the new roadmap I am following for a bit:
llama painting by Conni Togel
And this is one in progress, that I have been working on this morning a title to be determined….
A new Alpaca Painting in the making
Let me know what you think – I always love feedback!
Oh, and, of course we will offer these as prints on paper and as hand-embellished giclée eproductions on canvas soon!
Keep an eye on my website: Charisma Art Gallery Website