Friday, September 7, 2012

{from photograph to faux painting and challenge}...

I set out to create a piece of art in red and yellows.  Not colors I usually work with.
Using only PSE, and a bit of luck with my layering I came up with this.
I am really pleased with the results.

Once I created the photo I attached it to a 3" wide styoform block that I had prepared with a
plaster texture.  This allows it to sit on a table or hang on a wall.  It's now at the Raven Cafe
Collage Show.

Below is the original photo from moguefile.com  
I don't have all of the layers available to show as I work with so many combinations
it's difficult to remember which one's I keep. 
But after doing a bit of cropping, and a hue/saturation to tone down the colors
I tried a Gaussian blur, which I often try, but rarely keep as the results seem to just create an out of focus photo.  And not in a pleasing way.  But this time it looked really great and showed real promise.  I then add a greenish yellow layer a couple of times and grunged it up a bit with some brushes.
 
It's just amazing how this nice photo can become so much more.
If you took a dozen people, even a hundred people they would all come up with just as many
other amazing results.
 
Which suggests.
 Why not offer a challenge.  Is anyone game?  What can you do with this photo?
Here' the link to the original photo.  http://morguefile.com/archive/display/690489
As these photos are free to use I don't think this is a problem.
 
If you leave a comment to let me know you'd like to participate I'll know who to wait for
and collect everyone's
photo for a later post.
 
Just email me your photo and I will post all the results here.
My email is at the top right column.
 
No rules.  Just do your own thing.
 
I hope you will join in.

3 comments:

EdenClare said...

Autumn!
this is faboo...
i love it...
and you
for thinking
this one up.
i shall give
it a go.
what is our
deadline?
Eden

starseasons said...

Ok it's official. We've got a challenge going. Let's make the deadline, time enough but not too long. Lets say Sept 22.

EdenClare said...

k...shall i invite
other like minded
spirits...to engage
in this autumn
creation????