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One More Photoshop Painting …

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Boot and Spur _ SFW_ Feb 2014 Impres 4 _Smear Fin

Here is another of my Photoshop paintings that I finished yesterday.  I still want to get the program Painter by Corel and use it to paint in the future.  I had bought the program eight years or so back, but it really has a steep learning curve, for me anyway and I never could get a handle on how it works.  But, I would have to buy a new computer with more memory and I have been putting that off.  So for the time being, I am just going to keep using my Photoshop method and work on different techniques that I have read about.  If you have any questions, please ask … I am happy to share what I have learned and please check back … Frank

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February 15, 2014 at 10:23 am

Tex …

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IMG_4082 Cowboy Hands_2   _ Oil 2_Blur_Border

Another one of my Photoshop paintings … I named this one ” Tex “.  Actually, it was taken at a rodeo Pam and I went to in Chumuckla several years ago.  I have been trying to organize one of my hard drives and I thought this might lend itself to this style that I have been creating lately.  I have several weddings that I photographed recently and I want to throw them up in the next week or so.  I hope everyone had a safe and happy December / Holiday Season for 2013.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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January 8, 2014 at 10:28 am

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

One More Irish ” Painting ” …

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Warrick Hotel_RTP_Lucis_12_15_13_Impression 1 B_SFW

This is the Warrick Hotel in Galway Ireland.  It is located on Lower Salthill Road, I believe.  We did not stay at this hotel, if my memory is correct, it is located down the road from a Bed and Breakfast that we stayed at called ” The St. James”.  This hotel is only a block or two from the Atlantic … I regret that I did not wonder inside to take a look around when I look at this image.  It looks like a place that you would find in France on the Riviera … at least from photos that I have seen.  I have a slew of these type of images that I think would look interesting using this technique and when I have some spare time I am going to do a few more.  Sometime I will get a few printed on canvas and show you how they look.  Thanks for looking and let me hear from you … Frank

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December 15, 2013 at 10:39 am