Last night I was dreaming about Brittany, France. In particular of brick walls and beautiful pink hydrangeas. These came from a picture I put on my work computer desktop. It’s a picture I want to paint. But before I can start; need to have a free weekend for cleaning the art studio downstairs. So instead, I use software for playing with the picture.
Here’s the original picture
One of the things I want to do is change the picture — take out some of the plant on the left and make it taller. Clean up the house a bit, simplify the background and add more ocean. I can do some cropping, but the adding will have to be done using imagination and oil paints. I can use the software to blur the data and add more color variations in a filter called oil painting.
and then I can play with just the flowers, looking at how the picture might appear without the house and beach behind. Here’s the cropped original
and here are a couple variations of the oil painting algorithm and cropping.
and even closer details
So in a month or two, I’ll have some actual paintings to show off. Can’t wait to get started.