I long to be back, breathing in the scent of a home I met only briefly. It’s a memory of long ago, another life, another person that lingers in my soul. If I never make it back to you Éire, hold me in your heart and I’ll stay there forever….. Livonne
On my travels 2 years ago to Ireland, we left Galway and headed to Rossaveal to catch a ferry to the Aran Islands. On the way we did a lot of sightseeing down little tracks to see what the smaller townships were like.
I have to find out for sure exactly where we were along the road but when I came across this little thatched cottage, I fell in love with it. It was dilapidated but had such a charm. This is the original photograph.
When I got home, I used Lightroom and Photoshop to make it look the way I wanted it to and to give it a paint effect. (a close up of it to show you the effect)
I loved it. And I’d forgotten about it for a while being so busy with other stuff. Then two weeks ago, I found it again while I was looking for another photo. This was the finished photo.
So this week, I thought maybe I could give it a watercolour look instead. There are free watercolour brushes out there that enable you to give a photo that watercolour effect around the edges but there is a whole other process to go through to get the right look and colour. I may do a tutorial on it further down the track if people would like to see how it’s done.