Cindy Gosselin  

Deserted in the Desert by Cindy Gosselin

October 2019 - Deserted in the Desert

October 2019 - Cindy Gosselin

Original 1

October 2019 - Cindy Gosselin

Original 2

About the Image(s)

The original image for this painting was taken at a ghost town in Las Vegas. The silhouetted tree was added from a different image of mine, taken in the Palouse area of Washington state. The background was left in place; a large pixel mixer brush (Heavy Smear Wax Crayon) was used to render it less detailed. A slight scratchy texture was then added to the background. The car itself was hand painted in PS as well, also using the mixer brush (Soft Round) at a very small pixel size. Lastly, to “ground” the image I added grasses from a Photoshop brush.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Cindy, this is a magnificent image from multiple levels.
I like the way you did stronger pasinting on the background and less on the car.
I also liked the way you selected an overall rust colored hue to the image and finally adding the tree & grass created a much more interesting overall composition.
Very well done.   Posted: 10/03/2019 15:59:48

Elinor Stecker-Orel   Elinor Stecker-Orel
The painting strokes, color, and simplification of the background make this a lovely painting. Clever of you to let us see the tree through the window of the car. But I think that if you lighten or blur the tree a bit, it will look more like it is behind the car; to my eye, it seems to be growing out of the car. Also. because the area under the car has the same color and brush strokes as the background, the car seems to be floating in the air or maybe on top of the water. Just my thoughts on how to improve an already excellent painting.   Posted: 10/05/2019 17:32:36

Gerhard Geldenhuys   Gerhard Geldenhuys
I must congratulate you on a perfect combination of the two images and the end result is excellent. I would have continued adding more grass in the foreground? A suggestion to a lovely, pleasant artwork.   Posted: 10/14/2019 08:00:18

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Cindy ,again you have come up with a winner. The composite composition has interest and the use of the tree leads my eye in but also keeps it there. The grass brush adds a nice grounded look. Nice tones and beautifully done   Posted: 10/20/2019 13:08:00

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
I think you had fun putting this one together, and it's certainly a doozie! It almost looks like the car scene is floating in the clouds. Here's one of those cases where the whole is greater than its parts. It must have been a bit of a challenge masking to get the tree appearing sharp in all the windows just right with the dustclouds behind appropriately blurred. Nice work!   Posted: 10/29/2019 13:49:53