Yes, Rick. I used the ArtRage 4.5 software to "paint" the picture on my laptop with a mouse . . . much less messy than the "real" thing and, of course, there were no fumes from turp and linseed oil to aggravate ye olde COPD.
As for the image of a commodity landscape not being very compelling, I have to agree with you. Anyone experimenting with the ArtRage digital painting program, however, might find it interesting to see how the Confetti
tool might be used to create the illusion of foliage.
FWIW: Until someone on Facebook recommended it, I had never heard of ArtRage. I played around with the free demo for two days and was hooked . . . I purchased the software and have been experimenting with its various features for approximately three weeks. Perhaps my latest experiment, Grandma's Scrapbag
---a piece of "art" created last night using the Paint Roller tool from ArtRage---might be more [**uh**] compelling?
Why not give ArtRage a test-run, Rick? Free demo available at the following link: http://www.artrage.com/demos/