Got into a bit of digital play again. It began when I had a bowl of glass pebbles on a newspaper drying out on a table outside. thought they looked kinda cool so I took a few pics.
This is the first pic-the original:
and here's the same shot after some photoshop play:
Added orange color, "multiply" under the layers tab, then "craquelure" under the effects tab.
Original photo 2:
and after first layers of digital manipulation:
Added orange/red color, "color burn' under the layers tab, then "twirl" under the effects tab. Changed opacity to 77%. On top of this I then made more changes:
Here I added more orange, changed opacity to 89%,, then added "luminosity" under the layers tab. This one reminds me of marbled paper.
And another photoshop manipulation:
Here I chose gradient fill-Diamond, then orange color layer, then "linear burn" under the layers tab, "extrude" under the effects tab, and changed opacity to 62%. I'm continuously amazed at what photoshop can do and yet have only touched the tip of the iceburg so to speak-what fun!!
I'm also continuing my series of wabi-sabi canvases inspired by Serena Barton's book and Keith Harkin's original songs. You can see my previous projects here, and here.
This week I chose techniques from Chapter Two along with this song:
Layer 1 began with a combination of Golden transparent Iron Oxide, Iridescent Bright Gold and American Bright Yellow mixed together. Layer 2 I added My Studio Vanilla and wiped back. Layer 3 I added Country Accents Soldier Blue and as I was wiping away a happy accident occurred . I had my fingertips on the canvas and when I lifted them away they also lifted the paint, causing the whitish blotches you see. In true wabi-sabi form I embraced it and left it be :). Next I mixed Adirondack Watermelon reinker with water and with an eye dropper allowed the mix to drip from top to bottom then from side to side. A wet cloth was used to spread some of the color and add into the background. A heart shape was painted in the center with US Artquest Duo Adhesive then a scrap of gold leaf sheet was applied over it. A little more tweaking with paints. Stamped compass (Judikins) onto tissue paper with Jet Black Staz-on ink, torn and adhered to lower right. Typed sentiment (the song title), aged it with inks and paint then adhered it to the heart:
"Don't Forget About Me" - 5" x 7" canvas
On a final note, Bill and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this Saturday. Not bad considering we only knew each other 5 months before eloping and it was the best decision I ever made. Love you dahling ;)
Have a great weekend all, and happy arting!
An aspect tenderly illumed,
The gentlest look of spring;
That calls from yonder leafy shade
Unfaded, yet prepared to fade,
A timely carolling."