Nancy Speaker, QPSA, PPSA  

Lesser Goldfinch by Nancy Speaker, QPSA, PPSA

November 2021 - Lesser Goldfinch

November 2021 - Nancy Speaker, QPSA, PPSA


About the Image(s)

Two weeks ago, we went on a Camera Club outing to a favorite place for Autumn color and nature called Oak Glen. This is one of the Lesser Goldfinches that were enjoying the seeds of the summer plants. I took this image into Topaz Impressions and use the Painting Preset, oil painting II. I wasn’t that happy with some of it, so I went over the bird and edges with the mixer brush.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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3 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
I love the two combined painting styles of Topaz Impressions and then the hand painted strokes with the Mixer Brush. I can definitely discern the two styles in the finalized image. I love that the Goldfinch takes center stage and he was painted more precisely with the mixer brush. My preference would be to paint out the bluer/lighter tones in top section of the image. Other than that, I would not change a thing. Job well done.   Posted: 11/14/2021 10:21:29

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
Mixer brush took this bird from "lesser" to "morer" Nancy. I like the nice brushstrokes you achieved with Mixer Brush.   Posted: 11/18/2021 11:13:07

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Nicely done conversion in Topaz Impressions! Good choice to delete the stem at lower left. The bird's eye is still sharp. Very nice result!   Posted: 11/24/2021 10:45:22