Posted by barbara on September 18, 2013
Applying the Photoshop Filter - Artistic function to a digital sketch created in Corel Painter or similar provides endless possibilities for this view of Megalong Valley.
Posted by barbara on September 30, 2013
Rimmed by the sandstone ramparts of the Blue Mountains, the Megalong Valley has a charm of its own.
Posted by barbara on May 23, 2011
Congratulations to North Sydney Council and the weather gods/godesses respectively for (i) organising Saturday's Art Along the Boardwalk and (ii) turning on the weather, unlike last year's wet wet wet inaugural event.
Posted by barbara on July 3, 2011
Did the 'tyranny of distance' work to an artist's advantage in the days before globalisation?
Posted by barbara on October 25, 2013
Surely one of the more picturesque views in South Australia's Flinders Ranges.
Posted by barbara on July 24, 2011
Enclosed in temporary fencing because of the surrounding saturated grass, this fascinating installation was a welcome adornment to Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.
Posted by barbara on August 19, 2011
For time poor creative types who lack a dedicated studio or artist's corner, graphic tablets are a convenient toolkit that can be set up in seconds and packed away just as quickly.
Posted by barbara on December 15, 2011
It's that time of year, the last minute search for an image to grace the small number of cards going out via snail or email.
Posted by barbara on June 1, 2012
As we tip into WINTER, my thoughts fly back to 45 degree plus days in far north western NSW in early 2012
Posted by barbara on May 13, 2013
Posted in the spirit of the re-enactment of the 1813 Blue Mountains crossing, this is my WACOM 'sketch' of the iconic Govetts Leap view, Blackheath.
Posted by barbara on May 14, 2013
The sandstone cliffs of the Blue Mountains, courtesy of Corel Painter and WACOM, in the original and filtered version (watercolour)
Posted by barbara on July 2, 2013
When creating digital artwork in Corel Painter, the use of layers allows you to create multiple versions of the same scene.
Posted by barbara on September 13, 2013
How the application of a Photoshop filter can completely transform a mild mannered watercolour sketch.
Posted by barbara on September 15, 2013
While it's a 50 km drive from Hawker to the Flinders Ranges Resort (South Australia), one can't complain about the views.
Posted by barbara on September 26, 2013
One computer graphic of NSW's Capertee Valley equals various options using Photoshop's artistic filter.
Posted by barbara on October 3, 2013
The valley's picturesque 360 degree skyline is an artist's paradise.
Posted by barbara on October 6, 2013
How a dashed off watercolour can be transformed into multiple works of art using Photoshop's Artistic filter.
Posted by barbara on October 13, 2013
When a digital image you've spent time on doesn't really grab you, it's worth trying out a range of Photoshop filters to see if the end results are more appealing.
Posted by barbara on October 12, 2013
Experimenting with digitally produced WACOM graphics of the Mutawintji ranges, north east of Broken Hill, using Photoshop's Filters - Artistic
Posted by barbara on May 23, 2015
Having fun converting a graphic into a range of possibilities via Photoshop's filters.
Posted by barbara on May 22, 2015
Inland northern NSW's granite belt provides inspirational material for photographers and artists.
Posted by barbara on May 24, 2015
When it comes to spectacular and easily accessible examples of weathering and erosion in the sandstone country, you can't go past the Blue Mountains 'Three Sisters'.
Posted by barbara on October 18, 2013
More of a peak than a hill, Patawarta Hill lends itself to artistic interpretation.
Posted by barbara on May 28, 2015
Here's a trio of graphics created in Corel's Painter Essentials on a Wacom tablet, all of which have been 'wrangled' through the Photoshop Filter Distortion - Polar Coordinates.
Posted by barbara on May 10, 2015
Australian artist Hans Heysen was particularly partial to the Arkaba Ranges.
Posted by barbara on May 18, 2015
The Grose Valley, more out of the way than Katoomba's Echo Point, is an artist's delight, whatever the weather.
Posted by barbara on May 16, 2015
Stopped on the side of the road on a cold morning back in the 1990s and spent an hour struggling to make something of the rolling hills.
Posted by barbara on May 17, 2015
The starting point for this graphic was an early 1990s oil painting that I worked up from photographic prints taken on a backroad leading from Tumut to Gundagai in southern NSW.
Some years later I scanned the painting and the resulting digital file has created endless new opportunities via Photoshop's filters.
Posted by barbara on June 13, 2015
Take a shearing shed in ruins, 'sketch' it up in Corel Painter on a WACOM tablet and put it through its paces in Photoshop's Filters - Artistic.
Posted by barbara on June 29, 2015
A landscape devoid of features or a mere sideshow to a very long straight road?
Posted by barbara on September 26, 2015
What a difference it makes transforming a scanned painting of the Blue Mountain's Grose Valley through a series of Photoshop filters.
Posted by barbara on October 14, 2015
Running a Corel Painter Essentials digital sketch through Photoshop Filters.
Posted by barbara on January 12, 2016
Posted by barbara on November 5, 2016
The discovery of gold north-east of Orange in 1851 triggered a massive influx of fortune hunting miners from across the globe.
165 years later, my task is to wrangle some 'gold' from a WACOM sketch via a range of Photoshop Filters.
Posted by barbara on March 12, 2017
Transforming a quick sketch into something of gravitas!