Friday, August 10, 2012

Texture Tuesday and Painting with Light

Wow...thanks for all the comments on my journal journey series...some of you wrote about having lovely journals but not feeling comfortable writing in them...

Well...I want to share something with you that was retweeted by my friend, Tina Hunt...
The beautiful part of writing  is that you don't have to get it right the first time unlike, say, brain surgery.  Robert Cormier.

How freeing is that?????  You can follow these tweets at Quotes4Writers...

So today for now, let's make it light as I share two works from this weeks' Beyond Layers and Texture Tuesday.  Texture Tuesday's theme this week was "not necessarily textured Tuesday"...  Here's my submission...

 Field of Dreams

This photo was taken at a bog metropark nearby on a very hot day...the recipe includes some layers using a black and white gradient map (normal, screen mode, and soft light) and then duplicating the background layer and adding a black and white gradient...toning down the yellow, selecting at about 20 px feathering, using a levels adjustment to make a highlighted frame.  It gives it this kind of dreamy I called it "Field of Dreams."

 Mystery of Grace

This is my first attempt with Kim's recipe for Day 58, Painting with Light, with Beyond Layers.  Did a selection with level adjustments and a  little cross processing...  A great quote by Anne Lamott~~
I do not understand the mystery of grace ~~ only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.

Five facts will be coming later stay tuned.

It's a joy to have all of you a part of my life!

With gratitude,


  1. Lovely post!
    Yes, writing has editors. I don't think there are editors for brain surgeons. :)
    Beautiful quote by Lammot and so true!

    Adieu, scribbler

  2. Denise, both of these are absolutely gorgeous! I sure hope I can get caught back up with Beyond Layers and Texture Tuesdays real soon! Lovely lovely post!

  3. Hi Denise so so beautiful I still haven't got the hang of gradients I think I'm going to go back over gradients in BL . It's a good thing I don't get blank page syndrome on PS I would never be able to do anything....

  4. Hi Denise...wonderful post! you are really right on top of things. I just finished watching Kim's video on painting with light and you already blogged about it! just lovely!

  5. Yum, yum, yum on that first photo!


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