Saturday, September 8, 2012

My Brush with Painting

I decided to take up the brush and see if I could do justice to a couple of my wildflower shots.

 Above is my attempt at a watercolor of one of my favorite Forget-me-not flower shots.

Below is a colorized pen and ink rendering of a sweet goldenrod.

I must confess that I'm a lousy artist, and I could never pull off anything like the above.  These are actually early experiments with an Alien Skin plug-in canned Snap Art.  It goes far beyond the filter capabilities that come with Adobe PhotoShop.  You can play with art styles, media (i.e., oil, pastel, watercolor), and materials (i.e., canvas, wood, paper, etc.).

It makes me feel like an artist (with apologies to true artists, everywhere).

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