painterly tulips by tammy lee bradley
It continues to amaze me how textures can add such depth and richness to a simply composed photo. In my experience, not every photo benefits from adding textures and using a minimalist approach yields the best results. With that said, I chose to apply a texture not so subtly to my photo of tulips. I love how this canvas texture by Jerry Jones of shadowhouse creations (skeletalmess on flickr) transformed my photo into a new piece of artwork. You can almost feel the rough surface canvas and it makes the tulip pop off the screen.
As an escape from the winter doldrums, I chose my companion photo by Design by Nicola for it's wonderful spring colors, perfect composition, and painterly feel. I had to giggle when I read this note in the comments... "It was my first time trying texture and clipping masks, so I'm pretty pleased with the result." Yes, indeed. She should be pleased. It is truly lovely.
Make sure to visit the More Musing page today for some texture fun. I am creating silly textures from household objects and a scanner.
♥ tammy lee of bliss and folly
Little Yellow Bug by Design by Nicola