Photoshop - Sauvie Island Clouds I - Part II

Sauvie Island Clouds 1
by Linda Rothchild Ollis
Sometimes our eyes play tricks on us.
Are you convinced that there is a whole in this wall and
you are looking through it to see the clouds?
Or does it look more like there is a framed painting
hanging on the wall?
(Continued from the last post)
To emphasize the clouds and farmland, I added more
color to what will be the hole in the wall. It might
still look like a frame at this stage.

Following the idea I tried using the Brush Tool
in Photoshop Elements (described in the last post),
I protected the area of the frame and clouds by covering
Next... the fun of spattering!
I deliberately tried to create a variation of warm to cool
as I mixed the paint used to spatter.
Once the spattered area dried, I began painting the
dark area on the lower right side. Saving some of
splattered areas was done by painting around them.

Just as I used the Gradient Tool (in my last post) to
make the corners more convincing, I graded the color
as I painted the corners of the "hole", to create the
perspective we see when there is a window in a wall.
Scroll up to the top of this post to see the difference
in the finished painting and this stage.


Ruth Armitage said…
Such an interesting demonstration of your process Linda :) Thanks for taking us along on the ride!
The following comment is from Marilyn Bumpas:
Will you be giving classes about artists using digital cameras and computers?

Marilyn Bumpas
Thank you for your email. Yes, I give classes for artists their digital cameras and Photoshop Elements on the computer. Please check the Class Schedules for The Village Gallery of Arts in Portland and The Sequoia Gallery in Hillsboro, Oregon.