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Painted Skys – MyPaint

Painted Skys Nigel Borrington 1

Painted Skys Nigel Borrington 2

Painting Skys – MyPaint

Earlier this week I posted about MyPaint a Windows and Linux application used to produce ( Art work , digital Paintings and Graphic Designs)

Since then I have been able to spend a little time using this application to paint some sky’s using some photographs as source material. I feel that its always a good idea to practice areas of a painting and sky’s are great fun to work on by themselves.

MyPaint has a full selection of artists brushes available that are capable of reproducing such painting styles as (oil, Acrilic and watercolour), I have found the watercolour brushes and tools such as the sponge very flexible, especially when you want to blend areas of a painting together and produce some soft area.

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Another area I have worked with is the colour palettes, there are many great palettes available as standard in MyPaint, I am however more use to working with artist colours from a tube and wanted to recreate some of these colours digitally.

So by downloading the Winsor & Newton Artists colours palette as a tiff file and then creating my own palette by using the colour eye proper selection tool and the tiff file I have now produced a palette that matches the one I am a little more use to working with. This palette is only a starting point and I can ether edit or added to it as needed.

As for mixing colours using this palette as a starting point, I am experimenting with the available scratch pad window along with the palette knife and smudge tools to see just how well colours can be mixed.

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3 responses

  1. Awesome Nigel, may I ask, what program are you using for these?

    February 12, 2016 at 11:37 pm

  2. hi 🙂

    Thank you !

    http://mypaint.org

    February 13, 2016 at 12:31 am

  3. Looks really interesting ! I look forward to reading more of your posts about this programme. Meanwhile, it’s back to oils for me 😉

    February 18, 2016 at 11:51 am

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