Irene asked for demo of process.
I can amplify as desired. Basically I like Microsoft Paint although wish they would enhance it. Biggest problem is you cannot reduce under 100 percent to hard to work with large files. I have old versions of Corel Paint, Photoshop - I just love Paint and the fact it is so limiting. I also use pocket cameras - nice baby digitals good for family snapshots. Wanted to buy high end Cannon, then life happened...
Photo of church floor near Wall Street, Manhattan. George Washington used to attend services there and they have his pew. It is situated less than a block from the World Trade Center:
This is a image - bad draft held in reserve - used green elements below:
Played a bit, created bones:
Another image used for elements:
Modified colors using Photo Manager:
Flipped and cropped, (spare the rod, spoil the image, grandma always said):