Marin Open Studios

On the weekend of May 12 and 13 about 35 artists in Sausalito’s ICB Art Center opened their doors to the public for this annual county-wide event.  Holding court in studio 306A, I enjoyed meeting dozens of new art lovers as well as seeing familiar friends and collectors. These photos were taken by Susan Fan-Brown.

One of the best parts of the event for me was introducing several more people to hands-on digital art with Corel Painter and a Wacom tablet. My youngest “student” was a three-your-old who jumped right in and began scribbling ferociously. I’ll post her painting as soon as I get a signed release from her people.

Release of Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter 12

Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter 12, by Rhoda Grossman

This book, the third in a series, is available to order now from

Reveal and explore your digital artistic talent with Corel Painter 12, the industry standard for pixel-based drawing and painting. Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter 12 provides step-by-step instructions for using the basic features of Painter along with a Wacom graphics tablet.

Rhoda Draws, the artists formerly known as Rhoda Grossman, is back once again as your tour guide to the latest version of Corel Painter.