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I spotted a beautifully formed pink rose and wanted to emphasize its soft curves, first by using a large aperture during capture and later by using masked layers of textures and some digital hand-painting. This is my result after using portions of four texture layers (the darkest of which was painted only into shadow areas) and some manual brushwork on separate layers. Please enlarge to see the details! (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/2.5, 1/500 sec., ISO 200, open shade, handheld) Textures used are from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures (Tableaux/Windsong and Symphony, Artiste/Joyeuse and Textures 2/Rembrandt).

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (August 2012)

Featured in Grunge It Up (1 October 2012)

Featured in Textures Unlimited (23 August 2012)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work. Looks great framed.

  • Thanks very much, Joy! I always appreciate your great comments and faves.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Simply beautiful! Wonderful textures!

  • Thank you, Angie! This rose seemed to be destined for texture work. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    What all-round skill you have, Celeste! This is very beautiful indeed.

  • Thanks very much, Bette! Textures for me are still very much a work in progress, but I love the process and the exploration.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 2 years ago

    Lovely work..beautiful colors & textures….I appreciate the detailed info, too!

  • Thank you for the great comment and fave! I provide info more for my fellow artists, as I know I appreciate it when others do the same.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • lensbaby
    lensbabyover 2 years ago

    Wow! What a beautiful work of art! Love how you did this!

  • Thank you so much! I did put some work into this, and I’m so glad you like it.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 2 years ago

    How very beautiful Celeste . . .I love what you’ve done here . . .x

  • Thanks very much, Teresa! I knew where I wanted to go with this image, and Leslie’s textures really helped me get there.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OlaG
    OlaGover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work …

  • Thank you, Ola! I appreciate your visit and comment very much.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    Really beautiful!!

  • Thanks very much, Kristi, glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsover 2 years ago

    Looks stunning enlarged!!!! Love the painterl effect, here, Celeste. And the color combination is just right.

  • Thanks very much, Eby! True, I was going very much for the painterly look here (which has been so far much better received here on RB than on Flickr). I’m glad you like it, as your opinion means a lot to me.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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