This week's Photo Art Friday is supposed to be Surprise! Not sure that what I have chosen to do is much of a surprise but wanted to work on painting in Photoshop Elements using brushes so I literally painted over the cat with colours selected using the colour picker to make it look like a painting. I converted the background to black and white and then applied the cutout filter. Had a lot of fun but it is quite painstaking and I realised that artists who draw and paint in Photoshop must take hours to do it.
My second picture I did in ArtRage a wonderful art package that allows you to 'trace' over a photo using a brush such as a watercolour brush and it automatically picks up the right colours - much easier!