October 23, 2021

Critters with Painter Effects

This week has been so busy I didn't take many pictures of animals or birds. I did grab a picture of a stray kitty who hangs out at the community entrance, where he gets fed by people who feed the ducks. I think he may also get treats from a soft-hearted neighbor.

Linkups: Caturday / Saturday Critters

Since I've been trying to get familiar with Painter Essentials, I added a watercolor filter to the cat. 

The rest of today's images are from my archives. I modified them in Painter using different effects. The goldfinch looks delicate with a watercolor effect, which I darkened.

The Bird Depot

Most of the filters I tried on the flying geese gave them a white halo. Does that bother you?  I started over and worked from the toolbar.

Last of all, a squirrel. 


  1. Very pretty artwork. The cat seems a wise one, and the squirrel all too friendly as is their want. We prefer to chase them than admire. I think the bird images are a delight, and I think we prefer the finch.

  2. I use a similar program on photos sometimes when I'm bored. As you describe the effects can be both good and not so good.

  3. Hello,
    Cute kitty, I like the artsy images. The squirrel looks like he is begging for food. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead. PS, thanks for the comment.

  4. I'm okay with a goose with a halo; people not so much!

  5. ...the squirrel is my favorite.

  6. Oh, these pics are absolutely beautiful!
    Our favourite is the squirrel...

  7. Wow ...all these are MOST impressive!!

    I'm running late today getting my visiting done, out early birding and just getting home! Thanks for linking in and sharing at IRBB!

  8. My favourite here is the squirrel :)

    All the best Jan


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