Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Watercolor Painting 4U

My dearest readers... as I was perusing Facebook yesterday, my friend from Prince Snow Farm posted a beautiful image of a watercolor painting.. but wait.. it was done by an app called Waterlogue!  I immediately downloaded the app and started converting some of my favorite photos to the most amazingly FABULOUS watercolor paintings!  (I am not being paid to do this.)  So, I am about to share some of these and show you what you can do with this app if you decide to use it.  First, the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon.  What do you think?

Remember the jar photo from the other day?  Look at this conversion!  I love it!

Remember the forest photo from the other day?  You can choose all kinds of different effects.. this is one with more color, the first color is called "natural".

Here is the boat that is at the Astoria Maritime Museum.  It's amazing to me how it makes it look like it's done on watercolor paper with the color bleeding and all.  As a person who has done watercolors, this totally looks like a real painting!

This one is of the fishing boat harbor and the bridge in Yaquina Bay, Newport, OR.  I did a similar image for my brother as an oil painting.

Here is one of the windmill on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.  My sister Roberta and I spent 4 days there a few years ago.  We are descendants of the Coffin Family who were some of the original owners of the island.

While on that trip we visited the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA - you can see Independence Hall behind it.  

This is a photo of the White House when I was in Washington DC.

I was particularly captivated by the watercolor image of our Christmas tree and fireplace.  Hmm.. next year's card?

And then.. our house in the snow.. oh my.

And then the 4449, a restored steam engine originally Southern Pacific RR daylight run between Portland and Los Angeles.  

Vista House and the gorge.. this didn't pick up Vista House, but it's still pretty.

Multnomah Falls Lodge in the Fall.

One of my favorite photos ever.. our Sunfish sailboats in Amy's Blue Lagoon at Waldo Lake - our swimming spot.

Me sailing my Sunfish across the lake coming from the lagoon on the way back to Shadow Bay campground.  :-)

The barn in the snow.

A windmill in the flat Oklahoma farm lands.. where I was born.  

Mt. Rushmore on our trip back from Oklahoma, we drive 5,000 miles pulling our trailer and seeing Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Washington and back to Oregon.  :-)

Multnomah Falls.

My Mt. Hood and White House in the Autumn photo.

Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon.  

And lastly, my lighthouse photo of Yaquina Head south of Newport, Oregon.  

Now, my friends.. I do watercolor painting and each time I take a pretty photo I wish I could paint it.. so these images are a dream come true for me.  What do you think?  I'm off to swimming soon and then honey and I will go up to see our sweet little 5 year old grandson in a wrestling match.. yes, they begin this sport young, huh?  Then to celebrate, we're all going out to dinner.  I hope you have a fun week going.  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. I do like the effect on all the photos!

  2. Oh my goodness, Teresa! This app looks amazing! I'll check it out in a little while. Your photos have all turned into wonderful 'paintings' :) x

  3. Very of course, this makes me want to paint in water color! :) Love the one with the purple in the trees. :) ((hugs))

  4. WOW!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!! Thanks for posting and see you soon at the pool :) xx

  5. Love the effect Teresa. Anne x

  6. These photos look like watercolor paintings from a talented artist. Please say you will use the photo with the stockings for your next Christmas card. Fabulous. Your home, the water scenes with boats, and the jars are all beauties.

  7. My favorites? The barn with Buddy. Your Christmas tree, the house, Newport Bay, Yaquina Head and Multnomah Falls. They are all amazing though. How beautiful! Have fun watching the wrestling.

  8. Amazing is all I can say!!! I can't wait to download the app and go to town painting!! Yours are gorgeous.

  9. What a wonderful app that is! The pictures are beautiful. Just wish it was available for Android...

  10. Teresa, all the photos are wonderful but my two absolute favorites are your home at Christmas, inside and outside. They are dreamy!

  11. This is awesome! They look so real...In a water colour sense. These would love wonderful in a frame on the wall xx

  12. That's pretty neat. I've always enjoyed watercolor paintings and it's fun to see everyday scenes, especially, rendered this way.

  13. Ohhhhh, I am in love with all of these!!!! I am still a little old school and do not have a i-phone yet so I can't do this......I am so jealous!
    Have fun making more!
    xx Shari

  14. Really, really beautiful Teresa! Love it:)
    Blessings, Aimee

  15. I bet you'll be having hours and hours of fun with this app! The effects are brilliant.

  16. What a fabulous app. I love the one of your house in the snow. But then, they're all great. I 'almost' bought the app - is it easy to do? xox

  17. Amazing!! I just downloaded this app to my iPad...took a picture of my cat (Sadie) and was delighted with the results! Thank you so much Teresa for sharing. I love your blog. Susan

  18. So very cool! It's amazing what can be done with apps these days. Best wishes, Tammy

  19. You are the second person to mention that app and I know I wrote it down somewhere. I see you are having fun with it already and so many of your photos look pretty. I especially like the one of your house, then the barn, the falls, OH MY! They all look great. The person who mentioned them said this app would be great for making Christmas cards and I remember she had done her Yorkie. I bet your little Buddy would turn out good using that app.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

  20. all that for 2.99!!! Im buying that APP!!!! Your images are amazing. LOVE your house in the snow perhaps best of all

  21. Wow...this is awesome! I'm going to tell my Dad, who's a photographer, about it. And the art teacher at my cool! Your pictures are beautiful <3
    Smiles, DianeM

  22. Hi Teresa...I've read about this app around Blogland and your images are just beautiful!...(I definitely see some really lovely Christmas cards there ...and all kinds of cards!..I can imagine it's more than a little bit addictive!) xx
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Susan x

  23. this is beautiful!! thanks for sharing


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