Nancy Speaker, QPSA  

Hen Party by Nancy Speaker, QPSA

October 2020 - Hen Party

October 2020 - Nancy Speaker, QPSA


About the Image(s)

I used presets in TopazSimplify (buzsim) along with some straightening of the fence and Nik Viveza for saturation and structure. Just got busy this month, but my goal is to actually paint this later with the mixer brush but did this is for a quick fun effect.

3 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
BuzSim definitely worked well here in transforming this into a painting. I appreciate the reduction in highlights as well as the improved, earthy tonality.
I cant wait to see this as a mixer brush painting. I can just envision the background you will use and I can anticipate the feather detail! What are your thoughts about the 4th turkey, the one in the middle? Would you include or remove this one? Of course, if you removed it, you'd then have to "build" a turkey breast on the one in the back. With your excellent skills, I know it can be done !!
  Posted: 10/07/2020 12:52:21
Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Excellent points and I think that is why I didn't paint it yet. There is a lot of redoing the basic turkey structure that needs to be done.   Posted: 10/22/2020 00:22:06

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
When I first saw this it reminded me of images from an Old West mag that I was once acquainted with. So for nostalgic reasons I like what you've done with BuzSim. My eye goes to the fan tails (maybe the hunter in me) so the 4th jake doesn't bother me because the tail is the important element for me and provides a bridge to the turkey in the back. IMHO it would be cool to put a wooded or prairie scene with this (also increase the demographics for interest in image) and still make it appeal to people like my wife who have me hang turkey decor for this season! Can't wait to see the final painting.   Posted: 10/22/2020 09:27:55


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