Art: Nature and Photoshop

I’ve always wanted to be an artist that could paint a picture like this one:

Farm in evening light -  artistic rendition

Farm in evening light – artistic rendition

But, for whatever reason, that was not to be my talent. Instead, I paint with words (poetry and prose) and with my camera. And if the camera doesn’t do exactly what I had in mind, there’s always Photoshop! The “painting” you see above was created from this photograph:

Farm in evening light

Farm in evening light

Nature was the original artist. I chose the portion of the scene that was most aesthetically pleasing to my eye, then framed it with my camera. An artistic filter called “colored pencil” on Photoshop accomplished the painting effect. So, a number of variables and creative forces played together to create both images.

In my mind, both qualify as art.

What do you think?

For more “art” interpretations, see this week’s Daily Post Photochallenge: Work of Art.

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20 Responses to Art: Nature and Photoshop

  1. cindy knoke says:

    I like your photo best!!

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  2. Lovely, the original photo is beautifully lit and composed


  3. Dina says:

    We certainly prefer your photo!
    Greetings from Norway, Dina, Siri and Selma


  4. Both qualify as art, I agree, but I like your photo best. It’s a beauty.


  5. Tish Farrell says:

    Yep. Definitely the photo, Annette. The light is so good.


  6. Your photo has that surreal art-like quality already!


  7. dogear6 says:

    Both were nice – I think I would have played with more of the filters and perhaps chosen another one as my final piece of art. I love all the greens and grays in both the art and the photo!



  8. mpejovic says:

    Photoshop has very nice filters that can turn your photographs into beautiful paintings. Try the dry brush and change the settings a bit. It makes for lovely digital paintings, depending on the original image.


  9. I agree with the recent comments encouraging you to continue exploring the capabilities of the filters. I don’t use filters often, but I find that the non-photographers among my artist colleagues seem to like the results a lot.


  10. Why?Matters! says:

    I can’t draw too. But i choose the same way as you do it is just great!


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  12. That’s a gorgeous photo.


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