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Young Girl on Beach …

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Here is another on of my Photoshop ” paintings ” … they take me a while to create, but I believe that they take less time than if I actually had created them in Corel Painter .  I would classify them more as an Impressionistic style of painting, since I am ” smearing ” the pixels.   There is still some detail in the face and the skin, and you do get a feel for the water and sand and the shape of the waves.  I have done much more Photoshop work on this image of the young girl than I did on the other Irish paintings that I have posted.  This is really just the start of the learning process for me … however, I still like to put these out and hear any comments that you might have.  The first has just more “canvas” around the image and I did an edge treatment to give it a more interesting look  …

IMG_0025 Virginia_Best_18 Dec SFW  _Painting 2 _Finished 2

Now, this is the same image without the border treatment.  I have posted this image earlier and I said that I planned to work it up as a painting in the future.  So if you want to find the original photograph, just search ” beach portraits ” on this blog and it will pop-up along with several other beach portrait posts  You will see a big difference … however, you really have to see a printed example to get a good idea of how this “painting” shows up.  This is something new that I am working on for next year and obviously I have a long way to go on my technique before I offer it  as a print option.  But, I do see this type of work in my future and I think that it has a lot of possibilities for a whole range of subjects.

IMG_0025 Virginia_Best_18 Dec  _Painting 2 _Finished

Thanks for looking … I have a wedding that I did with Bud back in October that I plan on posting next.  Thanks for looking and please let me hear your comments about these … Frank

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December 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Beach Portraits …

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I made these photographs of this little girl a while back and I have been working on them lately to create a soft, pastel look.  I made them on a cold January day several years ago.  At the time I made them, they did not do much for me.  I was there to make a photo of her with her mother and her sister.  I just took a few of her by herself at the end and filed them away.  After looking at them for some time, I got to thinking they work better if  I desaturated the image some and then try to make them look like old Kodachrome transparency film.  The flesh tones have that quality of Kodachrome 25, but the beach, water and sky look sort of too bright … then I got to thinking that I did not want them to look too “washed out”, so I just left them like they are.  What do you think?  Let me hear your comments … thanks for looking. Frank

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August 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm