Friday, May 26, 2017


My New Art Tool

I am loving my new art tool!  There are some wonderful art apps, including Procreate, Art Studio, Adobe Sketch, and Photoshop Mix.  Teaching myself how to use the apps to create art is a challenge, but I can paint in any medium, draw with pencil or pen, or manipulate images with these apps on my iPad.  The Apple Pencil makes it much more precise than using fingers.

It appears that I can install some of my favorite digital brushes in some of these programs!  As I become more knowledgeable with the software, it will be 2nd nature to use technology as an art tool!  What a wonderful age we live in as artists.  By the way, the iPad is rose gold and the whole thing keeps me in the Pink Zone no matter what I am doing on it!
Thank you to Beverly for her dedication to Pink Saturday.  How Sweet the Sound.

Friday, May 19, 2017


Vintage Romance - Rose

Inspiration for artistic endeavors can come from almost anything.  This background was inspired by dirt!  Working in the rose garden, digging in the dirt, set my mind to thinking about making a digital background framed in dirt!  So I set about creating some digital brushes that I could use for dirt.  A new painting surface is born!  Introducing you to Vintage Romance - Rose.  Quick and fun.  The background is available as a digital download at Rosecote.com.
Thank you to Beverly for her dedication to Pink Saturday.  How Sweet the Sound.



Friday, May 12, 2017


Roses on Wallpaper

The neat thing about being a creative is that you can find all kinds of things to paint upon.  Wallpaper lends itself to some exciting backgrounds.  It doesn't have to be perfect either.  Ripped, torn, dirty.  All the better.

This is a background I made from some wallpaper, added the writing and grunge.  Once painted, I tore the edges and antiqued them.

The painting is mounted to a mat and framed as shown below.  This background, without the three painted roses, is available as a digital download to be printed using your own printer.  Visit www.rosecote.com.

 Thank you to Beverly for her dedication to Pink Saturday.  How Sweet the Sound.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Rose Post
Rose Post by Jeanne Downing

I love creating vintage looking backgrounds and then painting on them, enhancing some of the background features to integrate with my artwork.  This "postcard" exemplifies my technique.  The card was digitally created, printed on archival card stock and then mounted to an 8x6" panel.  This can be displayed on an easel or hung.  Either way, it makes a charming accent.


These backgrounds are available in a digital download format on my website, www.rosecote.com.  This one is from the Vintage Papers Collection.

 Thank you to Beverly for her dedication.  How Sweet the Sound.

Saturday, April 29, 2017


A Birthday Cake

I celebrated a birthday this week and to my surprise this cake was delivered to my door.  It was the most gorgeous birthday cake adorned with 52 handmade roses!!  And I was told that it would serve 30 people.  Guess what I did.......cleaned.  The party was great!  And we ate all of the cake!

It thought you all might enjoy my contribution to Pink Saturday.  Thank you to Beverly for her dedication.  How Sweet the Sound

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Raspberry Stain

This is a painting of some roses from my garden.  I designed the background on the computer using Photoshop, printed the graphic on archival card stock and painted the roses in oils.  I love integrating digital art with traditional art.  It gives me so much more to work with.  The digital background design is creative in and of itself.  Then painting the oil design on it is exciting, uniting the two art forms.
 
It has been awhile since I have participated in Pink Saturday.  I hope you enjoy my contribution.  Thank you to Beverly for her dedication.  How Sweet the Sound 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Oil Painting Expressions


Oil Painting Expressions, an online oil painting course, has kicked off Session Four. I am teaching the first lesson, Ageless Beauty. There are 8 lessons from 8 talented artists plus the new Oil Basics Brush Ups series. New to oils? We make it easy to learn! Watch and paint along with the short tutorials in the Oil Basics Brush Ups Series covering topics like surface preparation, blending, leaves, twigs, fruit, flower petals, shapes, gold leafing, varnishing, and more. Already an accomplished oil painter? Then you can pick up some valuable oil techniques to add to your skillset! Visit www.oilpaintingexpressions.com to find out more. Join us for 11 months of painting inspriration and learning all in the comfort of your own surroundings!gold leafing, varnishing, and more. Already an accomplished oil painter? Then you can pick up some valuable oil techniques to add to your skillset! Visit www.oilpaintingexpressions.com to find out more. Join us for 11 months of painting inspriration and learning all in the comfort of your own surroundings!gold leafing, varnishing, and more.  Already an accomplished oil painter?  Then pick up some valuable oil techniques to add to your skillset.  New to oils?  We make it easy to learn.

Visit www.oilpaintingexpressions.com to find out more.  Join us for 11 months of painting inspiration and learning all in the comfort of your own surroundings.

My New Art Tool I am loving my new art tool!  There are some wonderful art apps, including Procreate, Art Studio, Adobe Sketch, and P...