Thursday, August 6, 2009

Unreal Watercolor

Here's yet another experiment in Photoshop, as I attempt to render trees and clouds. I'm using a "simulated watercolor" technique and it actually does look something like watercolor, without the drips. You can even blur Photoshop colors in an artsy sort of way. The marvels of digital imaging can generate cloudlike shapes complete with vaporous wispy edges. And, unlike real watercolor, you can erase or re-do parts you don't like. I never get tired of doing studies like this.

My project for August is to make summer last forever. I will paint as many images of summer foliage and landscape and light as I can, capturing as much of the warm sun and clouds and thundery weather as possible, before the horrible cold and dryness return.

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