A truly wonderful feature of the Brushes app on the iPad is the playback. There are eight layers in this painting: the initial sketch, one for each dog, and two background layers. Each layer can be transformed, resized, and moved around, which you can watch happening in this playback. I was working from a bunch of photos I laid out on a table. Not much planning involved, I just started sketching and it developed. Now to turn it into a painting with real, not virtual, brushes and paint!
I was contacted by Chroma Paint, an Australian based acrylic paint manufacturer specializing in quick drying paints that can be reactivated and reworked, even after the paint is dry.Chroma makes Atelier Interactive Paint, and has offered to send me 12 complimentary tubes of my choice of colors to try, as well as the Unlocking Formula and some glazing mediums. In return, I will send them samples of work created with their paint and give them feedback on how I like working with the paint. Nice! Chroma has developed an "Unlocking Formula" which can be sprayed on the dry paint to reactivate it for reworking. I am especially interested to see if these paints and mediums will resolve a problem I've had for years- mixed paint drying out on the palette. The dried out edges of palette paint end up leaving tiny bits of dried paint on the canvas, which then become small bumps- not a texture I would like to have on the canvas.