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Digitally painted in several styles in DAP then taken into PSCS2 and hand-painted with a tablet using blending modes on layers. I used native filters as well as the Fractalius filter. – 12 Features & 32 Faves as of 7-16-12

On a recent ride with a horse group I am webmaster for I met a new member. He was dressed authentically and his look intrigued me.
He allowed me to take several photos of him so that I could Paint some portraits of him.
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We rode out in the Aguanga/Anza part of Southern California and the skies were so gorgeous, I only enhanced that just a bit.


Marshall Tucker Band – Can’t You See

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Original photo shot with a Kodak EZS Z915. Digitally painted in several styles in DAP then taken into PSCS2 and hand-painted with a tablet using blending modes on layers. I used native filters as well as the Fractalius filter.

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Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 4 years ago

    Great capture Rhonda

  • Thank you Trudi. . . So far it is my favorite shot – a spur of the moment one before I put the camera away. I think he will like it too.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work. I love the work you did in this.

  • Thank you Bunny. . . I appreciate your kind words..

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 4 years ago

    fabulous capture and lovelovelove your treatment Rhon!!!! :)))

  • Thank you lots Deb!!! I was going to go with the dark grunge texture but the gorgeous sky just wouldn’t allow it. So glad you like how it turned out :o) (big smile)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 4 years ago

    Superb work – excellent art!!!

  • Thank so GrandmMattie!!! so kind of you to say such nice things…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Just incredible color Rhonda- love the whole feel of this- and Marshall tucker- WELL! Just oerfect! xxx

  • Oh you… I love that you love the same music!! I got the see the MTB at a local fair a few years back.. they were great…
    Glad you think this is perfect :o) – you know I admire your work & your good taste in art AND music Rosie!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praagabout 4 years ago

    Excellent. I really like your perspective on this!

  • Thanks so much Gene, a spur of the moment shot before I put the camera away.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    Beauty work, Rhonda! Very nicely done. And you gotta love Marshall Tucker!

  • Ah Mike… I just knew you’d know them & love em too… Glad you liked this piece… thank you!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellabout 4 years ago

    we used to live there and rode quite a bit!! I miss it and it’s a very amazing place:) Wonderful work!!

  • Really? What a small world this is… it’s so beautiful and the BCHC is doing such great work keeping the trails up in this and other areas.
    Glad you enjoyed this Catherine… thank you for stopping by.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusabout 4 years ago

    Sensational work on all levels dear Rhonda…Bravo! Joyce

  • Thank you for such wonderful compliments Joyce!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • HelenLewis
    HelenLewisabout 4 years ago

    It works! Looks great!

  • Thank you Helen, appreciate it very much!

    – Rhonda Strickland

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