Surviving as a Digital Artist Without Physical Shows

I am a digital artist working out a plan on how to survive as a productive digital artist without the help and expense of exhibiting at art shows and galleries and without the costs of printing and framing my work. I would like to show you how to become as productive as I am and…

Adding Purpose To My Paintings

I generally start my paintings without a clear idea of what they will look like when completed. Then like a set of multiple choice questions, I vary the look by addition or subtraction of different sets of multiple choices. I continually modify the project until the outcome starts to please me in some way. The…

Creating A Digital Art Series — Multiple Paintings A Day

My Secret To High Productivity Persisting Pain These are two of the paintings I am posting today. I am posting about 4 new paintings per day this week but creating several more each to keep up a posting schedule while on vacation next week. My secret to creating lots of paintings per day is to…

Powerful

Helpful thoughts to lift your own spirits. You are a powerful influence on others. “You become most powerful in whatever you do if the action is performed for its own sake rather than as a means to protect, enhance, or conform to your role identity.” ― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s…

Happy Valentine Offering

Some Recent Rising Rims Paintings for your enjoyment. Ten Thousand Things 31 x 40 inches or smaller, Fence Hole Visions 31 x 40 inches or smaller Heaven Insight 21 x 37 inches or smaller, Departure of Depression 24 x 30 inches or smaller Double Puzzle 26 x 40 inches or smaller, Towering Free Valentine 17 x 21…

February 7 Paintings Review

The above all have a common element. Most of my paintings are combinations of multiple layers. Each was a draft painting on it’s own, but not judged interesting enough to stand on it’s own. I combine drafts into composite paintings using different blending techniques and different layer ordering and some other tricks to create thes…

Purples, Blues and Reds Overdone?

The paintings I am posting today are heavy into saturated Reds, Blues, and Purples. I like the compositions but hate to have too much of the look alike pieces showing all at once. I thrive on variety. I would love to find a piece of software that can analyze a digital painting and categorize it…

Superbowl Painting Advertisement  —  My 5 Best Paintings of 2018

Each Week I choose a best painting of the week. These are the picks for the last 5 weeks. The Superbowl is such a great event for advertisers that I am hoping to take advantage of possible searches. Superbowl Artwork by Digital Painter Joel Bowers of RisingRims.com Kaleidoscope prints 23″x15″ or smaller on any medium “Meteoric”…

Subscription Art Images Solves the Blank Wall Low Budget Problem

  Announcing the opening of my Best of January online Gallery Show. Each month I select what I think are the best images of the month. This month I chose 39 paintings (about 17%) to highlight. As you noted from the previous post, viewers and I do not agree on what constitutes my best paintings….