Karen Sperling's Artistry Instructional Materials: An Overview
Painting by Karen Sperling.
Welcome to my Artistry instructional materials!
I have a lot of stuff here for learning Corel Painter, I know. It's because I've been doing this for years, since I wrote the first Corel Painter manual in 1991(!). The materials accumulate!
So here's what's going on.
The Big Picture
My main thought has always been that people learn in different ways. Some people learn better by watching videos and online webinars; others prefer to read books and still others like to attend classes and private lessons in person. As a result, I offer all of the above.
Artistry Instructional Materials Directory
The next two sections provide links to the various Artistry instructional materials for learning to turn photos into paintings in Corel Painter.
Click here to email Karen Sperling or call her at 818-941-9739 with questions.
Karen Sperling's Artistry Instructional Materials Grouped by Kind
In the following paragraphs are links to the Artistry instructional materials organized by kind, i.e., books, videos, webinars, etc.
If you like to watch videos, then my Artistry Self-Paced Video Classes and Tutorials are for you.
Click the above link and you'll see I have four varieties of videos: a Corel Painter Master Class, which is a big picture look at painting styles; the Artistry online classes, with start-to-finish step-by-step instructions; the Artistry Quick Fix videos that cover individual topics like painting hair; and the Painting for Photographers videos that offer tutorials for painting portraits and landscapes.
If you like to read books, then my Painting for Photographers books are for you.
All three books include art lessons and steps for paintings based on photographs and are available in print and as Acrobat .pdf files.
Artistry webinars are the next best thing to learning Corel Painter from Karen Sperling live. Check out the upcoming Artistry Retreat Webinar and the Old-World Style Portrait webinar.
Meanwhile, I also teach in-person classes, both in groups at my Artistry Retreat and one-on-one in private lessons.
Last but not least, I offer custom brushes that help you to cut to the chase and get some great painting effects right away in Corel Painter.
Karen Sperling's Artistry Instructional Materials Grouped by Subject
In this section, I have curated some of the materials and organized them into bundles by subject.
||Corel Painter Beginners Bundle
To get up and running in Corel Painter, check out the Painting for Photographers Volume 3 ebook in .pdf format and the Intro to Corel Painter Artistry online class. If you're new to Corel Painter, the book and the Intro class provide the information you need to be able to follow all the other instructional materials on the Artistry website.
||Painting Photorealistic Portraits Based on Photographs
Probably the most popular style of painting among photographers today is the look of photorealism, where the nature of the photograph is maintained and a slight painterly look is added.
||Painting Impressionist-Style Portraits Based on Photographs
I call portraits with more brushstrokes and less details than photorealistic paintings Impressionist-style portraits and there are Artistry instructional materials and brushes to help you to achieve this look.
||Painting Landscapes and Flowers
It seems that more photographers and hobbyists are interested in painting portraits vs. landscapes and flowers, but I have had success selling both portraits and landscapes and have Artistry instructional materials and brushes for painting outdoor scenes and florals.
If you have wanted to paint pet portraits based on photos, the Artistry instructional materials and brushes will help.
|The Painterrific Bundle
If all of the materials listed by subject sound good, then the Artistry Painterrific Bundle is for you! Order the Artistry Painterrific Bundle and receive the Artistry instructional materials listed by subject at a 25% savings! Click the links to see the contents and to order them individually.
The Artistry Corel Painter instructional materials and brushes are created by original Painter expert and Elite Corel Painter Master Karen Sperling, who wrote the original Painter manuals and whose preface and art are featured in Painter Showcase. She is the author of the bestselling Painting for Photographers book, which covers painting people, pets and landscapes in both Painter and Photoshop, the highly acclaimed Painting for Photographers book Volume 2, which shows how to paint children's portraits in Corel Painter and the brand-new Painting for Photographers book Volume 3, which has state-of-the-art Corel Painter steps and art lessons for turning portrait and landscape photographs into paintings. She also is the producer of the popular Painting for Photographers video tutorials for painting portraits, landscapes and children's portraits in Corel Painter and leads the world-renowned live and in-person Artistry Retreats. She also teaches the popular Artistry Quick Fix Videos, the Artistry Corel Painter Master Class and individual private Corel Painter lessons online and in person. She is also the creator of the Artistry Corel Painter brushes.
Corel Corporation has named Karen Sperling a member of the Painter Master Elite program and also a Certified Painter Educator.
According to Corel, "These high profile Painter artists are proven masters of their craft having earned the prestigious Painter Master Elite title from the Painter team for their many years of dedicated service to Corel Painter.
As Painter Master Elite artists, they hold a very special place in our hearts. They continue to inspire new artists and Painter feature innovations while also managing to keep us grounded to our world-renowned realistic natural media roots. We would not be where we are today without them and the world will continue to be inspired by their creations.
Whether you are looking for inspiration to develop your own signature style, wanting to dive into learning the ins and outs of Painter, or looking for an artist to create work for you, we highly recommend checking out what these very talented artists have to offer."
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