One of my goals for this year is to become comfortable with both Photoshop and Illustrator, so I hope to have many more posts like this - with much improved technique - as the months roll by. I was struck by the LOVELY rust on the subway platform today, and snapped a pic about five seconds before my phone died. (Poor thing.) So I've spent some time playing with the palette and composition in Photoshop.
I think this is strong, but hard to digest in areas. Does your eye rest? Does it have a clear journey, or just bounce around? This is a good start, but it's not making a clear statement.
Ahhhh... Am I right? This is digestible, but not boring. The overlays give structure, without eliminating the textures we had before, which allows it to keep the depth. I would use this palette for housewares (soup bowls!) or as a pillow case design.