Mirrordrum oil painting with art history brush #1
I really wanted to include a picture of the original for this one but I couldn’t find it. I apparently just opened it right into PS, duplicated it and closed the original back into its unknown folder.
Suffice it to say, it's just a dreary pink door in a bland white wall with a pipe running up the side that's all water-stained and some wild bush roses in front. I love stuff like this. I *knew* I'd find a use for it.
After I merged visibles, I used brush #28 in the wet media series, "thick flow medium tip," with settings of 19 px brush size, normal, 100%, dab, 30 px and 0 tolerance. I did this on relatively smooth areas not over shrubbery.
Then I used "oil small tip" in the same series. I used settings of brush size 8, varying between 1 and 3 px application. Tried it at 100% opacity and then used edit>fade art history brush to determine brush application opacity at 75% and changed brush opacity accordingly.
I went over the shrub and vine areas and bits of the door and just messed around. I set that level to multiply at 62%. This left me with very smudgy windows in the door and I lost the roses completely.
I therefore added a blank level and painted some roses in.
I still wanted a bit more detail so duplicated the merged visibles layer again, brought that to the top. I used filter>blur>smart blur with settings 4.5, 42.2, quality low, edge only. I inverted that [image>adjustments>invert] and set the layer to soft light at 19%.
I added a canvas texture with everything set to the minimum.
I kind of like it considering it's just an old pink door.