Artworks are considered digital paintings when created in similar fashion to traditional paintings but using software on a computer platform, then digitally outputting the resulting image to a canvas substrate.
Digital painting is generally described as having been created using digital technology, i.e. computer or digital art, and is also known as “new media art”.
Although digital painting isn't done with oil paints, it's appearance is remarkably similar. This art isn't done with the push of a button or other short cut digital trickery, but is created brush stroke by brush stroke in the same style as used when painting in the traditional methods.
I began using the computer to do basic compositions and color layouts for client approval before committing to canvas or paper. Years of evolution of technique led to a look and style that stands on it's own merits.