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
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

 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,  This one is from the Vintage Papers Collection.

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

Victorian Roses and Lace

This is one of my favorite tags.  Victorian Roses and Lace lends charm and beauty to any gift.  Why adorn your packages with just any tag...