Sunday, July 26, 2015

"New Song on SoundCloud - Come With The Tide" Audacity

Go to this link below for the Song:

https://soundcloud.com/gatzka-music/come-with-the-tide

Come With The Tide
Come With the Tide
©2015 Kirk Mathew Gatzka

As we view the far, far horizon
We can't help but look and see
That the waters go on the wizened
And that's the way that it's gonna be.

The waters go on and on and on
The rivers, seas, flow to the ocean
Our knowledge is only so free
And our wisdom is only a notion

Come with the tide
The waters are a rising
Come to my side
As we run on to the shore sizing

We tumble down on the high beach
Laughter is loud with despair
We both want to know how to be reaching
For the time when all in all is repaired.

We look to the West sun a setting
We look to the dark waves of the sea
We see that the East sky is blackened
We wish to set sail, easy and free.

As the fire and storm is behind us
We find our great ship nestled at bay
Baggage loaded, sails are a thrusting
To the East not a bad wind is blowing
As we happily set sail away.

The waters go on and on and on
The rivers, seas flow to the ocean
Our knowledge is only so free
And our wisdom is only a notion

Saturday, July 25, 2015

"New Milestone for 'gatzkART!'" - 160,000 Plus Pageviews - Thank You

160,000 Pageviews Milestone!

By the time this posts "gatzkART!" will have reached over 160,000 plus Pageviews. Another Milestone for this blog, its Digital Visual Art and its Music for everyone!

Without regular viewers along with new viewers we could not have reached this goal! Many Thanks for revisiting and coming by to listen to some Music and view some Digital Visual Artwork! You are all important to the success of "gatzkART!".

Visit and Tarry for a time,
All will come to see
Somethings sublime
And Music for subtlety.

Kirk Mathew Gatzka

Friday, July 24, 2015

"Step by Step Digital Impressionism" Corel

Tree and Foggy Trail


This began as a photograph from Unsplash Free Downloads. It was a Trail leading off into the fog, with a prominent Tree. I wanted a Watercolor look but an Impressionistic Style. I opened it in Corel Painter Photo Essentials 4. I selected the Impressionistic Style with a Watercolor Brush and applied a partial auto paint to it. I then used the Impressionistic Dry Brush to add to the Style of the image.

After that had completed I used the Hard Cloner Brush to paint in details to the Tree and the Trail. All this in Impressionistic Colors. I saved the large iteration as a TIFF file. I opened it in Corel PSP Pro X3.

Here I applied the Smart Photo Fix to the entire image, adding brightness and contrasts to it with a bit of sharpness. I added my signature as a layer and used the property Lighten for transparency. I merged all layers and saved that file.

As the image had its own fullness of color I did not change the Saturation at all. I resized the image for display in Image, Resize. This I saved as a JPEG.

Corel Painter Essentials 5 has been on sale for around $39.00 on various sales sites. I am tempted to buy it but am saving up for an 8.4" Samsung Tablet. So I am hanging onto my money for now.

I would recommend it to anyone who wants to turn photographs into paintings, or paint from scratch. It is a good program from the Corel Painter group.