Smoke & Mirrors – Painting Backgrounds with Depth & Interest
Item 5-Heather Michelle, Thursday-February 24
In this webinar Corel Painter Master Heather The Painter will take you through a few simple steps to create backgrounds with depth and interest. Learn how to choose colors that will compliment your subjects as well as subconsciously bring the viewer’s eye straight to your focal point. With a few simple brushes that will add both color and texture, and a fool proof way to select color you’ll have breath taking backgrounds in no time! Beginners welcome!
Heather Michelle Bjoershol
Heather @ HeatherThePainter.com
Heather Michelle Bjoershol was born with a paintbrush in hand. From early on she would paint anything with any medium she could find.
In 2004 Heather’s work won her top honors in her PPA state convention and a Loan Collection print later that Summer. In Decemeber, 2005, two of her portraits, “Little Miss“ and “Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman,“ were chosen for Ballistic Publishing’s “Painter“ book. Among thousands of entrants only a 135 artists were chosen to represent the world’s most talented digital painters.
In 2006 Corel has used Heather’s image “Little Miss” in their photography magazine ads in North America and Europe. In February of 2007, Corel named Heather as one of their Painter Masters and has included several of Heather’s paintings in their advertising for Painter X. Her painting, “Blue” was featured on the back of the Painter X packaging and can be seen in various magazines as their ad image all around the world. Several of her paintings are featured in Painter XI’s advertising and within the program’s revolving gallery.
Heather has been interviewed and featured in various magazines such as After Capture, The Official Corel Painter Magazine, and Digital Photo Pro UK. Many paintings of Heather’s are featured in PPA Loan Collection books over the last 6 years. In 2011 she will be teaching an all day seminar at Imaging USA in San Antonio, TX on how to utilize Painter to create Impressions of John Singer Sargent.
Heather has been teaching Corel Painter at workshops and PPA affiliate schools for the last five years. Her thorough and easy-to-follow Corel Painter tutorial DVDs series “Breaking Out of the Box” have received rave reviews and are available at www.HeatherThePainter.com.
“Heather was a wonderful student, and her work is equally wonderful -
creative, original, and a credit to her background in photography.”
Helen Yancy, PPA Certified, API
M.Photog, M.Artist, MEI, Cr. Hon.M.Photog. F–ASP, Hon.F-ASP, A-ASP,
Past President, Professional photographers of America
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