Saturday, July 23, 2022


Today Dani is posing in her version of a Classic painting.  With her penchant for dressing up, I knew she would love it.

This is the original, titled
"Girl with a Pearl Earring", by Dutch painter
Johannes Vermeer circa 1665.

Because this painting is quite famous, it has become fodder for reproductions, including one of a cat with a pearl earring, which coincidentally looks quite a bit like my Dani!

So when I came across this while browsing, I couldn't resist making a version of it for myself.

O Dani Girl with a Pearl Earring

I used an actual photograph of Dani, but painted the headdress and dress on her using Photoscape Tools for Painting.  You use the mouse as if it was a paint brush and you can mix colours as if you had an actual palette.

Dani's orientation was different from the original painting, so I tried to select one as close as possible.  Although it's still head on, she was standing further forward, so I had to adjust the costume as a result.

Photoscape is an awesome application and has been around for quite some time.  It is older and has some drawbacks (no pun intended), but also a wide range of photo-editing tools.  I found the latest version which is free to download for anyone who would like to try it.  I have really only used the Editor part of the software, and made a few GIFs over the years.

I learned to use this on my own, through trial and error.  That's one reason I stuck with the Editor part because it had most of what I needed.  There are still many other features I have not used, but you can explore to your heart's content.  

You can look up all of its features online.

Here's the link if you are interested:

It is advertised as being virus free, but as I said I downloaded mine at least 7 years ago so this is the latest version.  I have never had any problems with viruses, but you use it at your own risk, of course.

Feline Adventurous?


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Dani makes the more beautiful version. Thanks for the link to Photoscape. I always use Lunapic so need to try something different.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That's absolutely purrfect! I'll have to check out Photoscape.

pilch92 said...

I love this. I would get a canvas version for the wall if I were you. XO

Brian's Home Blog said...

Very fancy sweetest Dani!