|This is a photo and not a painting!|
My blog find for this week is a photography blog. It is called Life-n-Reflection. I chose it because I was amazed at the "painterly" quality of the photos she is able to get by using a "soft texture" layer over her photos. I'm not completely sure how this works but I know she sells the textures on Etsy for about $3.50 for a set of four. This is particularly interesting to me because I know that landscape artists use this "filter" in their minds when they paint landscapes. They filter out the veridian green and replace it with a softer quieter color. I personally have a hard time doing that. Maybe it will come with more experience. And I know there are purists out there who only paint on-site and not from photos, but I thought this was an interesting thing that might be a good tool.
Isn't it kind of funny how some photographers try to get a painterly effect and some painters try to get a photographic effect? But in the end it's all lovely!