August 1st, 2011
I’ve been experimenting with Corel Painter 12 and this is one of the results of that experiment. Although the new brushes are nice I can work with Photoshop CS4 much faster, and there are still things that I have to use CS4 for that painter does not. Next I will try the demo of CS5.
- Beau Gauthreaux
July 27th, 2011
I did this one in Corel Painter X. I normally use Photoshop but it’s nice to use something different every now and again. I love the brushes in Corel. I’m going to download Painter 12 demo today and try that out.
Here is the new pic. Enjoy
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- Beau Gauthreaux
July 26th, 2011
I just moved to a new place and I really like it. I’ve found some inspiration to start painting again.
For some motivation I found some good TED talks. Good stuff so make sure you check them out
Ted Talk on keeping goals to yourself.
Edit: corrected the 2nd link.
Ted Talk on Try Something New
Just the other day I got an email from a guy from Scotland who stumbled on to my site looking on how to motivate yourself to do art. Well Gregory you inspired me to get this site moving again. This one is for you.
This painting is done in Photoshop but it started as acrylic on canvas. The original painting is used as a pattern overlay layer to give the painting some texture.
November 18th, 2010
Ever since I quit playing video games I’ve had a lot more time to paint. Here is another landscape painting I did. It’s acrylic on canvas.
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November 14th, 2010
Acrylic on canvas. Lots of texture and lots of paint. I like the colors but I don’t think I like the clouds. May work on that a bit.
November 13th, 2010
I call this one “The Dream Within The Dream” It’s acrylic on canvas 40″x30″. Took me several months to finish this one and I made a lot of mistakes, but I learned a lot.
Not a good photo as the lighting is terrible. I’ll try and snap another photo during daylight.
November 11th, 2010
Tommy grew up just like any other young man in Normalville. He was the youngest out of two brothers and a sister. His mother and father worked full time but always managed to be there for their children. Tommy finished college with a B average and went on to get his masters in World History. He got a job at a local university teaching. Everything seemed to be going well for Tommy, that is until he got his apartment and starting living on his own. Read the rest of this entry »
November 9th, 2010
Today I was going to write a blog post about self help gurus and ask the question are they useful and what guru or program you have used? In addition I examined my life and made a big decision. I’ve been lazy, and it’s time for a change. Also I apologize if I’m rambling.
Are the self help gurus really helping us?
They claim to have all the answers to becoming rich, happy, healthy, and living a fulfilling life. whether it’s becoming a millionaire overnight or finding the lover of your dreams they promise these things can be yours if you follow their program. For many these self help gurus and programs have helped, and in some cases changed lives for the better. However some people fall short.
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November 4th, 2010
I’ve been having a hard time lately getting inspired to do any writing or art whatsoever. Maybe it is because I’ve distracted myself too much. I’m not giving up anything or making any new ultimatums or making any empty promises to myself. But I do think it is time to try something a little different, and I am asking for suggestions.
Typical day looks like this:
I come home from work normally a bit tired. Some days I go to the gym, most days I do not. I do a few chores around the house then grab a beer and head straight for my captains chair in my office and zone out for an hour or two on a video game. Sometimes I will stop playing to write or do something creative, and sometimes watch TV with my girlfriend. Then back to the video game and around 11-11:30pm I get to bed.
I have no set schedule, is that what I need to change? Is it that the video game gives me too much stimulation and makes other hobbies less interesting? I enjoy doing all these things, but the video game thing seems to be taking up a lot of my time. It’s something I’ve been doing for over 15 years. You see I’m from generation X and I grew up on video games. It’s hard to imagine giving them up. Would you give up your TV? I can give up TV. I’ve done it. What about internet? You’re thinking no way right? Well I say no way about video games. As I’m writing this I start to realize this is looking more like a time management issue. My question is. How do I fix it? What do you do to help manage your time? Is there a time management secret? A magical organizer? How do I balance video games, writing, art, life and make it all work?
October 29th, 2010
What can be done in just 5 minutes a day?
I did this in 5 minutes in Photoshop this morning. Of course the background I painted in acrylic on canvas a while back, then scanned it in. I plan to use this background to do several photoshop paintings.
It’s not that great and yes I can do much better, but doing a bunch of paintings 5 minutes each gives me ideas for other paintings. What about you? What can you do in 5 minutes?