After a long period I have embarked on a new Photoshop painting. The subject is a grouse shooting butt. I really don't know why I was motivated by this subject in view of my antipathy to the associated "sport." All I can say is that the melange of moorland colours, and especially flowering heather do something for my soul.
This painting is based, loosely on the photo below. I am using Photoshop Elements 15. I start with the photo itself then put s blank white layer on top. I then reduce the opacity so that I can see the original photo below enabling me to sketch the basic outlines. I then bring back to opaque and continue to paint. Most of the sketch lines eventually disappear.
Further progress will be shown if I feel reasonably satisfied with my efforts.