Tuesday Photo Art – Michelle Parsley – M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP

Another country heard from.

Michelle does a lot more painting of elements by hand than other artists that have been featured in this space. This shows that there is more than one way to skin a cat when creating art from photography.

michelle parsly paointed imagePainted image by Michellemichelle parsley starting imageHere is the base image for the painting above.

Michelle explains.

“I’m not the best beginner Painter teacher because I create so much of my images by painting freehand. However, Heather the Painter is one of the best beginner Painter teachers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. If your readers really wanting to delve deep into learning to paint with Corel, they can find her online tutorials at heatherthepainter.com.”

michelle parsley painted image from photosA finished image. Note the attention to detail in the lighting patterns & color temperatures in various areas of the paintingbase images for photo artBase images for the painting above. Center image © Patty Hallman – Michelle used with permission.

Michelle suggests, “If you like the painted look but don’t really want to spend several hours on a single image, Heather and I teamed up to create a wonderful tutorial set that can allow you to go from a simple photograph to a painted look in roughly ten minutes. Combining Heather’s hand painted backgrounds with a few simple and affordable plugins, a painted look can be achieved in no time flat. You can find my tutorial called “Create a Painting n 10 Minutes or Less!” on my site at elevateyourart.com. Use the code $10OFF to save $10. Inside the tutorial is a discount code for Heather’s backgrounds, Alien Skin Snap Art, and Topaz Labs. This technique can also be used to reduce the amount of time needed to create an image in Corel by simply using Corel to refine the features a bit at the end. it is a very speedy workflow for those of us that create painted portraits regularly!”

See more of Michelle’s art here. https://parsleyfineart.com

Yours in Creative Photogrphy,         Bob