I decided that I needed to paint some images with a more painterly approach. One of my mentors recently did a webinar where she showed us how she approaches a painting while also using several programs/plug-ins in her "Digital Artist Toy Box". I had most of these programs already, but I did purchase a new one and downloaded a demo version of another. If interested in her products and workshops, you can find her here.
Another rather fun thing happened recently. I found an email in my mail box from a writer, Jazz singer and art lover, who writes a weekly blog column and asked if I would like to be interviewed. Of course, I said yes and that I was very honored to be asked. You can find that interview here. Here name is Deborah E and the name of her blog is Scat N Style.
Both of the images used in these paintings are in the public domain and you can find the originals here, and here.