Friday, September 30, 2016

Dahlia as Painting

Garden variety Dahlia blossom. Topaz filter simplify used to create a water color image, and then the Impression 2 filter used to emulate an oil painting.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Peace Rose Painting

Peace hybrid tea rose blossom from the garden.
Topaz filters used to emulate a painting include Simplify, Impression 2, and Glow. Such fun to go through old photos and tweak them a bit.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Pretty and Pink

Another pink rose from the garden. Early morning light and Topaz filters make an interesting image.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


One of the earliest bloomers in our yard. Misty morning made for moisture and a different image. Edward Hopper imitation using Topaz Impression and Glow

Friday, September 16, 2016

SF Conservatory

A long ago trip to the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. Visitors for out of town tend to make me feel like a tourist and we take a visit to the "City". Painting created using Topaz filters.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tabu Rose Bud Painting

Tabu Rose Bud as a painting. A bit of color in unexpected places ads a bit of interest and surprise.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Red Rose Blossom as Oil Painting

Red rose bud taken on one of our trips. Blurred the background a bit, and masked the rose so it could on its own layer and then filtered with the Impresso Filter  and used my oil painting preset.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Butterfly Bush Blossom

Your new butterfly bush is in bloom. This plant is very pretty, and very invasive.We are keeping it in a 3 gallon pot in the ground. Used the Topaz Glow filter and changed the background on this one.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Pink Rose with a glow

New Topaz filter called Glow 2. Interesting effects to play with, and enjoy. This Rose bud was selected from a background, painted with Impression 2 and the I added a soft light glow.