For this final PAF of 2012, the suggestion is to display a best or favourite piece of photoart – one that we might choose to adorn a book cover or calendar. Since I’ve not been ‘photarting’ long enough to garner a selection, I decided instead to put together a favourite painterly texture (from Bonnie’s free selection) with one of my best images from last December.
Often when I feature people in a photograph I like to add a hyper-real painted effect to obliterate identity a little. Overlaying the texture in multiply darkens it considerably so I reduced opacity to 70%. Since the image has a touch of Christmas magic I then added a ‘saturate and glow’ effect and finalised it with lightening the levels to bring out the wintery blues.
I’m not one for getting in the festive spirit too soon but since the next photoart friday will be January 2013, I wish Bonnie and fellow photartists a Happy Christmas and New Year as I hang this up in the Pixel Dust gallery