helped me find my way to the finished painting above.
or border to give it more emphasis.
Originally I played with the concept of showing part
of the painting in an unfinished stage, which is what theclouds to the left represent.
I added the frame using by selecting the frame shapewith the Polygonal Lasso Tool and filling it with
a the Gradient Tool.
Next I used the Paint Brush Tool in the Dissolve Mode
to add a spattered look around the frame.
I liked the changes enough to change the directionof the painting.
In the next post, "Photoshop - Sauvie Island Clouds - Part II,I will show the final steps of the painting.