Collection of the more artful pictures
Cherries and Chickadees
I painted this many years ago using acrylic on canvas. Then I took a photo and processed it, making the colors richer and more vibrant. As the baby chickadee follows its mother and some of the cherries are still green this image represents two overlapping generations, spring overlapping summer.
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September Rough Housing
Two horses engage in some playful rough housing on the Fort to Fort Trail in Langley, BC. This is a composite piece processed with Adobe Photoshop and Topaz Impression. The two horses on the hill are taken from an early painting of my sister's.
This stairway at Stanley Park offered a great photo in which to drop a photo I took of a lunar eclipse. Preprocessed and then run through Painter 10 for the final look.
Sea Anemone and Starfish
Some photos don't quite make the grade after processing but may still be salvaged by running them through the various painting programs such as Painter or Topaz Impression. Here is one that I ran through several versions of both programs, making adjustments along the way. If nothing else, these are learning experiments that sometimes surprise me.
A Bruegel Christmas
I borrowed some of the characters from, "The Numbering at Bethlehem," a painting of the Flemish Renaissance painter, Pieter Bruegel and added them to one of my photos. Then ran it all through various cycles of Corel Painter 2015 to to get the above effect. FYI: the birds are based on Bruegel's work, too.