Happy Friday! - It's time for Photo Art Friday. I wasn't sure if I was going to participate or not today. Bonnie had given us the option to post any piece of Photo Art we wanted (or) to use one of her textures and a layer mask to remove texture from part of our image. I really wanted to use the layer mask but I just could not figure out how to use one in Gimp and after trying to find tutorials and understand them I decided that I just wasn't going to master that technique this week. I'm planning to invest in a book on how to use the Gimp program so I can learn about Layer Masks etc...
So instead you are getting a piece of Photo Art that started from this photo taken last November.
Notes to Myself. It helped to cover up some of the large (Bokeh) space aka (Sun) in the upper left hand side of the photo.
Then I went into Gimp and edited the photo using the Van Gogh technique. This really changed the photo giving it the feel of a Painting. - Next up I went into Picnik to add the text and quote from Helen Keller. So here is the end result.
Be sure to stop by Bonnie's blog - You should see her Pear piece, It's wonderful! Then check out the other enteries as well. Next week is going to be very interesting with the theme so check back again.