Impressionist Painterly Launch
Welcome to our lockdown created Impressionist Painterly Texture pack! We created these real-life oil painted textures over several months, shooting them in natural daylight or ‘en plein air’ to get the most out of this oil paint effect. The impressionists also worked during the evenings for ‘effets de soir’ producing richly shadowed, moody effects using visible spontaneous brushstrokes to convey an atmospheric impression of changing natural daylight.
During these strange locked down Coronavirus days its always good to have images to fall back on. Upon finding this image I’d taken 10 years ago, in Rottingdean near Brighton where this huge black Beacon Mill overlooks the English Channel. When it was built back in 1802, it defiantly faced France with its great Napoleonic foe.
We started Flypaper Textures ten years ago, way back in September 2009! Over those years we've published around 30 packs, many of which were inovative and even admired by rival sellers, but don't worry, we're not over creating new textures, we still have more up our...
Edwardian Edges Launch
Need to add authentic age to Steampunk imagery or attain a fantasy Alice in Wonderland photographic look?
Did you yearn for a natural large plate format photographic feel?
Have you ever wanted natural un-contrived edges that are not the everyday humdrum TTV retro, but something a little bit special?
Then this is the product for you!:-)
Whilst picking up my first two swarms of honeybees in the Provencal town of Bollene I spied this typical French village fountain, I quickly took this picture and dismissed it as I thought I could never use it as it was too cluttered.
Only after we released our Provencal pack did I look again and started playing with it. I chose one of our last years Nik Fly Pastel presets which blurred the edges, pulling it all together beautifully.
I then tried a very grungy zinc based texture from the Provencal pack and
Provençal Textures Launch
Welcome to our Provençal Texture pack! We’ve sourced this pack from ancient Provençal villages earlier this summer, using their natural clay tints which were mined from their world famous open clay pits that have also been used to manufacture artists pigments for hundreds of years. These soft toned pigments are sprinkled throughout this soft summery themed pack of grunge.
Jill and I would like to wish all our readers a Happy New year!
Here’s my first outing of 2019 just yesterday evening during a very dark and damp winter when the sun finally came out just in time for it to to set, so I rushed out to grab a few images before the light faded. My camera still had its new little 50mm and so I stuck with that.
Travels with My Aunt – hat and passports
Here’s a possible book cover set-up I shot several months ago, It’s theme being loosely based on Graham Greene’s famous;
‘Travels With My Aunt’ novel, but I didn’t like the final ‘before’ result as it just didn’t ‘mesh up’ so I filed it under ‘problem images’ and forgot about it until we were trialling the new Celestial pack and suddenly it worked! The final sepia effect pulling it all together, both softening and adding a real vintage travellers feel.
Celestial Painterly Pack Launch
Welcome to this years full pack launch into outer space! This time it’s another addition to our most popular Painterly series, its theme is ‘Celestial’ which includes the names of stars and noble gasses as we thought we could discern swirling nebula gases and the textural landscapes of distant planets, without actually moving to Canada and enjoying getting spaced out!;-)
We’ve created this pack to be as easy to use as possible and over the recent weeks whilst we’ve been trailing them we found them good at beefing up landscapes and still life’s a treat with their muted tones and misty depths.
ack to work after a long hot, dry summer in France, where i’ve been busily turning our 300 year old barn into an artist’s studio come photo studio.
Along with concreting the earth floor I’m also fitting roof windows, the first is up and working and is partly lighting this simple still life along with the big open barn doors allowing the sunny gardens reflected light.
As i’ve also just purchased my very first 50mm prime lens and thought I’d very quickly try it out with this partly painted backdrop canvas and very old table.