Corel Painter: Bridal Background Options

Heather Chinn, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr. M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.

Building from the first webinar of this bridal series, Heather will talk about the supporting role of the bridal portrait : the background. A background space will make or break your portrait so find out the three questions you need to always ask when painting a background (transferable to any portrait!). In this information packed session, Heather will share how texture can be layered, how colors can complement your subject, and most importantly what brushes to try in backgrounds! You’ll learn how to use either an existing background, or paint one from scratch. These techniques apply to all portraits both in painting and photography environments. Heather will cover how to utilize cloning and free hand painting in Corel Painter 2020.

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Heather Chinn, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr. Bio

Heather Michelle Chinn was born with a paintbrush. From early on she would paint anything with any medium within reach from food to nail polish. Her earlier masterpieces were found on ceilings and cafes in professional murals in Fredericksburg, Virginia. For several years, Heather painted whimsical watercolors for the international stationary company Mon Petite Chou.

Heather “the painter” is an experienced presenter in live and recorded demonstrations. She has been teaching Corel Painter and mixed media at multi-day workshops, live seminars and webinars, and PPA affiliate schools all across the country for the last nine years. Known for what is consistently called her “calming” manner of speaking, being graceful under pressure, concise and thorough, with easy-to-follow Corel Painter tutorials Heather is a natural  educator across multiple platforms. Her education style is methodical, and concise. Taking the Gestalt approach, she teaches what not to do to equally balance how to also correctly tackle a workflow, which has successfully and consistently turned out highly productive artists.

Her time is devoted and divided between being a Mom to her daughter, mentoring artists, and producing educational materials. It is said that Heather’s “soul” is often very clearly seen in her work. Her elegant brushwork and transcendent color harmonies capture the ethereal essence of the subject and evokes an emotional dialogue between viewer and painting. Her belief that anyone can easily use Corel Painter to create their own keepsakes led her to a speaking platform at the beautiful Phoenix Symphony Hall for the Professional Photographers of America’s International Convention in Phoenix, Arizona in January 2014. Heather made her television debut on Lifetime Television’s “The Balancing Act” in April of 2014.