My name is Frank
Rodgers and I'm 65 (in 2005). I started painting with oils in 1987 and
took to it like
a duck to water. I began teaching in '89 my own technique and taught
for almost six years.
I love what Dogwaffle allows me to do for foliage and shrubbery with
the particle brushes. It's fun, and fascinating.
Trees and Brushes
Of course I also still paint 'for real' on canvas or for example on
walls for mural work:
Here are a few pictures of a mural I just finished in my site for me.
mural itself is, 45" x 35" and was painted in acrylics on a wall in the
entrance of a new building here in Pembroke, Ontario. The first
photo shows the first days progress as I blocked and roughed it in. The
second is the finished mural. Some 60 odd hours later.
photos really doesn't do it justice. As it depicts a very bright and
sunny day at a seaside resort. One would have to view it in real
to get the value of the colors, details and mood.
1999 I worked for four months, using acrylics, with renowned mural
artist Pierre Hardy (www.hardyart.com).
The mural, "Marching Toward The Millennium" covers
the entire length of the Giant Tiger building in downtown, Pembroke,
Ontario, where I live. It is 264 feet long and
tells the story of the development of Pembroke since 1828. It has the
life size figures and portraits of 220 people, both living and dead.
an incredible mural and draws tourist
from all over to view it:- along with the other six murals Pierre has
done here in Pembroke. I have since worked on five other murals with
Pierre and we have become great friends.
on the Wall"
only had a computer for a year now and
have little knowledge of how to use one. I'm learning as I go when
using "Dogwaffle" and I'm sure I'm only using about 10% of what this
program can do. But, it's great fun and I just love. Though it's a
little different using a mouse as a paint brush and I find it restricts
me in my usual flare with paint strokes. I'll have to give a tablet a
Thanks again, I remain,
"The Neighbour's Window"
did this one in about
two minutes flat. It's not very detailed but there's something about it
that catches the eye.
I call it," Early
called this one, Fog On The Tenth Fairway.
It is as close as I
remember it last spring as the fog was lifting of the tenth hole, at
the Petawawa Golf Course. It was so thick that morning we had a two
hour delay before we could tee off. And that, in golf, is a crying
"Fog on the
waterfall on some exotic island...
This is done with loving memories of a spot my son Paul and I used to
fish years ago called, Bisette's Creek, in eastern Ontario.
A small inlet on Mud Lake, just outside Pembroke, where my son
Paul and me enjoyed a lot of duck hunting.
Just a few words about the
settings for the background trees in my painting, Winter Reflections. They are from top
Values by 0.2
This is a fun brush and to get even a
better effects and change of color, just move the Gradiant index
over one click to your right. As it should be as far to the left
as possible with these setting.
<>When you change the color draw over the
exact same pattern of branch that you put in black. Great effect, as it
gives not only light and color to the tree but life.
will see, changing the color and repeating the coverage gave the trees
some life. Then, I lowered the tree pattern and brought what
looks like brush or bush forward, which gave it a nice effect. I used
"smear" to gently draw down some of the color at the base of the bushes
to make the shadows. I didn't use any color in the skyline or
background, yet, I still got the look of winter.