Gertrudis Graphics

Dorothea Forster

My name is Dorothea Forster, I’m actually a hobby artist with a little professional background. In my youth I learned scene painter. I gave it up when I met my husband and learned nurse. In this profession I’m still working.

How did you begin with Digital Art?

*LOL* It was a act of self – defense: With three children you have to much unwanted helpers when you paint with oil – so I was very happy when I discovered the posibility of painting with the PC. I started with Bryce and Poser, jumped than to Vue d’esprit. I also do 3D modeling of plants with x-frog.
In spring of last year, when I was very upset of the bugginess of the latest Vue version I discovered Gertrudis pro. After a trial of three days I bought it spontaneously. Since this time I use Gertrudis for all my images. Really overwhelmed I’m with the upcoming Gertrudis MX. It is a wonderful program with enormous possibilities. I tested nearly all other painting programs and no other software – even the high prized ones – I couldn’t achieve the results I get with Gertrudis MX.

In the meantime my 3D programs I use only for creating scenes I paint with Gertrudis MX.

Dorothea Creations


  1. Dear Dorothea. I am from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and am impressed with your works using this great software. I would appreciate if you could kindly teach me how to use it for PORTRAITs. Thanks a lot. Aesos Lai

    Comment by Aesos Lai — September 17, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

  2. The blended suptle tones of the Elephant walking is just amazing to me. It’s a beautiful piece. Did you layer it with a background or is that part of the software? Wonderful painting.


    Comment by Debby — March 6, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

  3. I love the work you have done here. I’m just now looking
    at buying this software. There is one painting afect you
    have done that I would love to be able to do myself. The
    boats in the water. It look like oil to me. Is it hard to
    do and can you show me the steps to achieve it. Amy help
    would be great. P.S. that is image #23 named chioggia.

    Thank You
    David Whorf

    Comment by david whorf — June 19, 2011 @ 12:09 am

  4. I’am a painter man.I make very fantastic picture. How can I upload.I think it would be advertising for you..
    You can see my work in facebook;


    Comment by Nusret Demren — April 11, 2012 @ 3:36 am

  5. Hi!,

    There is a new users gallery at:

    You can upload your pictures there!,



    Comment by enieloud — April 25, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

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