Friday, June 16, 2017

Pansies Squared

Pansies Squared by Jeanne Downing
The playfulness of pansies is captured in this background treatment of multiple squares against a photo of peeling paint.  As important as the painting is, the background treatment, and the display of the artwork is just as important.  All combine together to generate a mood or feeling.

Visit Rosecote.com and experience our original backgrounds for yourself.  If you are interested in learning how to make your own backgrounds/scrapbook paper, we have a couple of online classes that might be of interest to you.

Celebrate another Pink Saturday with me at How Sweet the Sound.






Friday, June 9, 2017

Celebrating Spring

Warm weather has arrived in Colorado!  It is supposed to get up to 90 today.  I thought today would be a good day for a little Pansy Sorbet.  This is painted in oils on a digitally created background which was printed on artist canvas.

Discover how much fun it is to paint on unique backgrounds from Rosecote.com!

I am also celebrating another Pink Saturday with How Sweet the Sound.

Have a wonderful day, and stay cool!

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

Pansies Squared

The playfulness of pansies is captured in this background treatment of multiple squares against a photo of peeling paint.  As important as...