December 19, 2006
For the past three years, I have been painting birthday cards for my family which follow a theme. This last year followed the theme of 'things found in a coral reef.' They turned out so well that I decided to carry that theme into this year's Christmas Card painting. Corel Painter mostly with a little Photoshop. Approximately 7 1/2 hours. I painted almost a half hour each day for about three weeks.
December 11, 2006
Now warp to 2006. This is a Halloween painting I did for a company party gallery. The theme was "Something Wicked This Way Comes." Corel Painter. Aprox 14 hours. I might also add that about half of the total time was spent sketching out different ideas and gathering reference. It took a little longer because I was struggling with an idea to paint.