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Corel Painter Workshop July

Thursday, March 10th, 2016


Haven’t you always wanted to learn MORE about Corel Painter?

Beginner Corel Painter & BEYOND


New features for 2016 will be reviewed

July 10, 11 & 12 Sunday Monday Tuesday


Two Days of learning Corel Painter and the power behind it’s brushes and techniques.

Corel has a FREE 30 DAY Trial of Painter 2016. You can download it HERE

Do not download until a few days before class. We will set it all up in class also.

Don’t worry if you are a Beginner as we get you up to speed fast!!

  • ABR Importing! You can now import Photoshop ABR brushes into Painter!
  • One of my favorite new features is the new Custom Palette Toolbox. Add your favorite brushes, papers, patterns and flowmaps and share them with your friends! Painter automatically adds all the resources to your current workspace and you can begin using them right away!
  • Particle Brush Technology has now been added to Liquid Ink and Watercolor brushes! Great fun to be had with these variants!
  • Now add Impasto to your Dynamic Particle Brushes!
  • New Dynamic Speckle Particles! Add this new technology to any additional brush method.
  • New Dynamic Speckle Bristles! Get really deep into bristle technology!

Painter is faster and more stable than ever!

Whether you are new user or experienced, this workshop is for you to start painting immediately and get your photos to paintings faster than ever!!

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One Day of Golden Acrylic Painting on the Digitally Printed Canvas and learning about acrylic products and which are the best to use including brushes, sealing, adding textures and mixing colors. Learn from a Golden Artist Educator trained by Golden Artist Colors.

Come to the Mountains in Summer for the beautiful weather and join Corel Painter Master Elite Marilyn in a great workshop that will take your digital art beyond your expectations.


Returning and Early Bird Students get to save!

If you are returning

I will refund after you register $50


REFUND POLICY: Up to June 1st full refund less 10% After June 2, no refunds as we have limited seating!

This workshop is all NEW and will be incorporating new technology and exciting lessons. We will be painting portraits and abstracts and landscapes with amazing results. Even if you have taken a Beginner with Marilyn before, this will expand what you have learned before.

We will cover the basics to get you started and then we will explore the exciting brushes and new lessons that will take us from traditional paintings to edgier paintings.

  • Special Customized Workspace with Extraordinary Brushes
  • Portrait Brushes easy to understand
  • PDF’s Plus MUCH MORE


Lunches included. We have special rate at local hotel and they have free breakfast.

Coffee, tea, water and snacks included.


After you register we will send you hotel information. You MUST register at the hotel no later than June 15th to get our special room rate!

If you stay at the local hotel we provide you don’t need a car. We will be happy to pick you up and drop you off.  We always offer to have dinner with all our students each night so no one is left alone.

Please feel free to ask questions.

You will need latest edition of Painter installed on a laptop and a Wacom pen. Any version of Photoshop or whatever program you use for resizing your images.


Beginner Corel Painter Workshop in Asheville NC

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014


July 20, 21  2014 Sunday/Monday



LOCATION: Cool Smokey Mountains in Asheville, NC at Marilyn’s Studio

Learn the tricks and tips to a quick start with Corel Painter X3 the latest version of natural media painting for photographers and artists. Corel Painter Master Marilyn Sholin will have you painting in no time.

You will learn about preferences, set up, installing brushes and saving your own favorites of brushes. Follow with Marilyn on tutorials as you learn how to use this software to clone paint or if  you are a freehand painter learn how to start on a blank canvas.

Explore different methods for portrait painting in unique styles from both traditional to loose and impressionist. Learn basic color techniques and how to “Steal Color” to always be right about your choices. Unique methods of Auto Painting as a layer for your multi-faceted painting.

Learn from a Corel Painter Master in an encouraging and friendly atmosphere!



ALSO don’t forget to REGISTER for the FREE COREL WEBINAR on June 24th!

Some recent paintings from our trip to Venice Italy!

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Two Women in Venice

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013



This was a fun painting to work on. It was totally painted in Corel Painter and then I used a texture from Melissa Gallo over it and added a mask to take away the texture where I did not want it on the women. I have been working on people painting that give the illusion of their faces but have no details to the faces. Only a hint of the womens glasses and their noses and jawlines create the illusion that your mind finishes. The reference photo was taken in Venice Italy where the people watching is beyond my greatest wishes. We will be enjoying that next May 2014 when we take an exclusive group tour to Venice for a week. Part of this was also painted with some of my FREE Cloner brushes you can download at the Digital Paint Shop. Don’t forget to also download the instructions for loading Corel Painter brushes for free. While you are at the Digital Paint Shop check out the huge SALE on the Simple and Complete Tutorials for Painter 11 at the cheapest price ever! All delivered as downloads.


Friday, September 7th, 2012

Hello World! I’m BACK! Yes, it’s been a while but I have been really busy working on all kinds of new exciting methods and programs. My NEW Live and in Person WORKSHOP in Asheville North Carolina is coming up soon! REGISTER now for this fabulous workshop and then you can even add on a WET PAINT DAY to learn how to seal your prints and add acrylic gel and paints to your canvas!

Very excited to be offering this workshop. For full details on the workshop to to More Details Art of Digital Painting Collage LINK




Art for Photographers in London SWPP

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Saturday January 15 2011 Four Hours

This is an exciting program I am giving at the SWPP convention in London next week. I am really looking forward to sharing at this program to help other photographers who are frustrated and stuck in a grind of high school seniors and weddings to find a way to make more money and also sell their images as fine art over and over again.

You don’t need to know much… can use many different programs and plug ins but the point is to DO IT! I think some are mistaking this four hour super class for a Corel Painter lesson and it’s not. It is much more than that! It’s about the entire journey of becoming who you want to be!

With over 25 years of experience as a studio owner and master portrait artist, I was silly to take a giant leap with my eyes closed and my mind open into the art world of painting. I still can’t draw a straight line,  do draw stick figure doodles and never had formal art training. Yet, my paintings (developed from photo reference) have hung in airports, won best of show and even  had a one woman and group shows in a very short time and are selling internationally. The finished original canvas paintings have form and texture that are all created with the simplest of acrylic paint products available worldwide.

I am going to show how easy it is to create these finished pieces of art and the magical road to selling them over and over and over creating new income flow that is pure profit. Create it once, sell it a thousand times over in multiple products and market to new collectors who then will become your studios new portrait clients also. Working it full circle will increase sales in all areas.

Sit in with me even if you never painted with a brush and never drew before. I have done all the research and created the information and details to take your studio into a new area of touchable art in simple terms and materials. This is a life changing time for photographers. This is a product that will put your studio above all others and have your clients talking about you as an artist.


You do NOT need anything but to take notes at this class. If you want to follow along in Painter or Photoshop that is fine, but it is NOT required!

More FREE Corel Painter Brushes

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Pssst…..Want to know a secret about Free Corel Painter brushes?

Here is a blog post on free corel painter brushes and how to install brushes.

Free Brushes

A few of the Free Brushes being Used


Back to Art,Work and Life!

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Hard to believe that so much time has passed since I wrote my last post but those of you on my newsletter emailing know that no dust has been settling under me. Been hard at work getting back to my art and life and preparing for the crazy month ahead of exciting travel and workshops and events. I’m off to Raleigh for the North Carolina State Convention for a few days to see old friends and make new ones and lay the groundwork for my October event in Blowing Rock. But before that there are all the Asheville Art Workshops and Italy and VEGAS BABY for WPPI. Instead of my telling you all about this and all the cool FREE Corel Painter brushes that are online now, I’ll just send you to the newsletter so you can get all the links,discounts and news yourself.  Check out Digital Art Events and Freebies including Digital Painting Beginner Workshops in Asheville,NC.

Hope to see some of you at the upcoming events and looking forward to this exciting year!

Dancers Thoughts Painting

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Dancers Thoughts
Been painting and painting and really enjoying myself again lost in the artwork. Here is a new painting done with some of my new brushes that are available for a FREE DOWNLOAD in the Digital Paint Shop. Just check out the FREEBIES area and find the Mar New Portrait brushes. How easy is that? Nothing better to play with than a set of Free Corel Painter Brushes is there?

JUST ADDED you can watch a video about the new brushes! VIDEO

These brushes all work in Painter X. Just be sure to load the CORRECT version for your system. MAC or PC. A BIG thank you to David Gell who I consider my Brush Genius and most helpful guru of brushes that helped to convert my new brushes to have them work in Painter X.
You can find more tutorials, free brushes and downloads at his website. THE BRUSH PORT Please visit his website and thank him for his help!

Marilyn Self Portrait Painting

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Was working on another one to use for new avatars and business cards and more and after three days of working on the other pose…trashed it to the “look at later” folder and started a totally different pose and painting and this one just flowed along easily. I am going to finish up some tweaks and details on it but wanted to get it out there to be seen!
Always remember that its okay to not finish if it’s not flowing…another day, another painting may just grab you and run!

Walking in the Clouds Painting

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I am getting back on my game and going back to my roots with colors in portrait paintings.This has been sitting in the “to be painted” folder for over a year and it just came together yesterday for me. I can’t wait to do another one!