My New Car Poster

With the addition of the new Corvette to the family, I had to name the car and build a new car display board for car shows.  Hubby will probably want to take this one to a few of the local car shows as well.  He has already started ordering some …

Digital Painting – Mixed Techniques

  I spent the day practicing a couple of different techniques on one image.  I painted with both the pattern stamp tool, where you load your image as a pattern and then use the pattern stamp tool like a brush, and I used the Clone Painting Action that comes with …

Virtual Cars

Playing with the idea of placing cars into virtual settings, I tried several of the backgrounds.  I selected and placed my husband’s 2016 into various images.  I tried to select backgrounds with an angled perspective, and one that I could shift the angle if needed in Lightroom’s transform module, modify …

Painting Cars – Starting with Topaz Impressions

In April I attended “Texas School” for photographers and took an advance Photoshop class on compositing.  While I do love to capture images, my real passion is making fine art out of the images that I capture or combining my images with other elements and Photoshop brushes and filter techniques …

Burnet Bluebonnet Festival Parade

  The Burnet Bluebonnet Festival is a celebration of Texas’ state flower in the state’s bluebonnet capital. The event draws tens of thousands of visitors every year and features live music, a Grand Parade, Pet Parade, Arts & Crafts Vendors, and many children’s activities. The Burnet Gunfighters are always a hit with …

Bluebonnet Festival – Burnet Texas

I drove to Burnet today to see the Bluebonnet Festival.  This is the first year that I went to this event, so wasn’t sure what to expect.  The town was alive with vendors and people shopping and eating.  The only problem was that the temperature was only in the high …

Spring Trip to the Botanical Gardens

As the wildflower hunting has not been that successful this year, I decided it was time to make my first trip to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens.  It was also time to renew my membership, so the timing couldn’t be better.  I figured most of the gardens should be in …

A Day Chasing Wildflowers

I planned my route last night, starting from Boerne and heading through the hill country towns to Mason and several of the small towns northeast of Fredericksburg.  I had several fields and roads on my map that I had marked from last year where the bluebonnets were bountiful. We had …