I have promised myself someday I will return to painting (but this month I did not).
The garden is waterlogged after more rain fell overnight, but actually I am writing today about Waterlogue, an app that turns photos into watercolor paintings.
I normally eschew adding filters to my photos, but last year I saw this inexpensive program recommended highly on the Apple app store and on the spur of the moment I decided to try it.
Current weather conditions notwithstanding, “Rainy” is one of my favorite filters. (Click the gallery to enlarge.)
The app’s interface is clean and simple. Select a photo by clicking on the camera icon where it says, “Start here” and prepare to be mesmerized as the photo is transformed into a painting.
Don’t throw away your bushes and paints if you enjoy the tactile experience of painting, but spending a few minutes with Waterlogue is meditative and relaxing. It is fascinating to see the effect being created.
I seldom have bothered to save the images but a few weeks ago I created my current meditation circle header using Waterlogue. Since then I have intended to share some other watercolor effects. Here are a few more before and after images.