Sundays were the lazy days in Paris -- strolling to the Patisserie, reading, and doing laundry.
I want images that look more "painterly". By that, I mean "more painterly than I can achieve with texture work." I am experimenting with Corel Painter Program. But I don't have the hang of it yet. So this image was processed with Alien Skin/Snap Art. But I am using textures along with the painterly programs that I am playing with.
Original image processed in Alien Skin/Snap Art/Oil Painting with
reduced opacity over the original image to slightly bring back a few
Texture King brick wall texture #DSC7680 masked away from center
Distressed Jewel bird brush with gaussian blur added to that layer only to match rest of image.
A brownish-black texture clipped to the bird brush to make it look less flat