Friday, 29 June 2012

photo art friday 29.6.12 - a painterly picture

Today, over at Pixel Dust Photo Art
Bonnie's is hosting a "Painterly" edition of Photo Art Friday.

For this I used a photo of a waterlily in my pond taken earlier this week.

After a slight adjustment to the brightness/contrast
I used two of Bonnie's  textures!

I first applied Bonnie's "Vintage Craquelure" texture using 
the screen blending mode at 100%.
With a soft brush at, 70% opacity, I removed the texture from the lily,
and at 20% opacity, from the lily pad leaves.

I then applied Bonnie's "Painterly"texture using the
overlay blending mode, again at 100%.
This time I lightly brushed only the centre of the lily at 20% opacity.

Et Voila!

I love the way the textures have enhanced the water rippling around the leaves and petals!

Happy Photo Art Friday!
Happy Weekend!!
Happy Canada Day!!!
Safe weekend to all!

Why not head over and check out the wonderful creations
at Pixel Dust Photo Art 

Photo Art Friday

also posting to Flowers for Leontien


  1. You have made the craquelure texture look like a real painter's canvas, Janet. Your light touch editing the lily is perfect. So pleased that you shared your work with Photo Art Friday.

  2. Wow, what a beautiful picture. I love them both!

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog and your noce comment. I watched yours and I saw the rocking chair you are reparing. It is amazing and a bright idea, I love it.

  4. (THANK YOU for posting to flowers for leontien!!!)

    this is beautiful! would make a fabulous fabric pattern. the photo is gorgeous, but your edits make it art. :)

  5. These are beautiful They are exceptional. Leontien will love these.
    Happy Canada Day. B

  6. Very pretty piece. I love the edited version. It really brings out the flower and the water ripples.

  7. Really love how you have edited this gorgeous water lily, and the texture does make the water just ripple. Very nice!!!~

  8. very pretty especially the first one.

  9. How beautiful! I love waterlillies, and you captured their pure beauty in a perfect way!

  10. Very pretty! This has a real nmystical quality to it!

  11. Beautiful! I love both the original and the edit :)