Thursday, October 18, 2012

Photo Art Friday & Leafy Landscape Texture

I am very tired and BEyond cranky as I write this. I say so only BEcause I hear it is better NOT to keep such things inside where they build up and I am just saying... thanks for listening ;~D

It thrills me, though, that I am putting this wee post together and sharing one of my favourite pieces that I have regaled with texture, playing about, and seeing what happens if...

This little painting of mine I did back in March of 2011, when I was experimenting with incorporating digital images, mildly tweaked, into my collage work. 




When I was first learning what adjusting opacity even was or meant or looked like, a young man in Office Depot used a photo of this painting and made it get all kinds of weird. Seeing makes a HUGE difference to understanding!!!

Anyhow, I recently came upon the image and started to play with it again. I did some of it in Picasa and Picnik, per usual, then into PSE8 it went. I used Bonnie's pdpa Leafy Landscape texture twice, and tried out Posterize, just for fun. 

Next I took it to Pixlr Express, which, amazingly, has BEcome far less obstreperous since last I played there... Hmmmmmmm, must BE I am learning!! I tried a bunch of things with Overlays and Effects and ultimately found I could probably play with this forever... So I stopped and here is the result.

And Now it is time to fix some supper and get ready to call it a day... 

EnJOY!!!

Photo Art Friday

33 comments:

Janet said...

What a BEautiful transition!! Oh that 'playing forever' thing can be both a curse and a blessing...no?

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I like them both. One is soft and pastelly (is that a word) and the other bright and dynamic. Valerie

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, it looks gorgeous. Great job!!!

Miriam said...

I really like this Currie. It is something I would like to do but it doesn't work for me at the moment. Hey Ho I'll be content with looking at your lovely work.

Marilyn said...

I just love the original work-- the grid, the colors, the imagery and the contrast with the black "keys" side and bottom. Just a great little piece. That said, you totally reinvented it with your editing. The top left corner text went away and was replaced with some very interesting depth from the texture. Plus, the color transformed it as well. Nice work, friend!

PrairieJill said...

Love your original collage. And the final result is even better! Great work.

libbyquilter said...

the layer adds a lot of interest and i love the warmth of the colors.
i hope that you have a much better day tomorrow and a happy weekend.

:-)
libbyQ

merione said...

wonderful artworks!

traveller2006 said...

I like both versions too. I haven't yet tried digitising some of my own collages, must give it go

Anki-itte said...

It looks very nice!

Danielle said...

How cool is that!!! I love both versions...I find once I get started on altering something I can't stop...sometimes I forget to make copies and lose the one I liked before I made the next alteration. I love what you did here. BTW...we all have those days/moments....venting is good.

Jeanne said...

Sorry that you were having a cranky and tired day! Those are not much fun are they. Good days to go to bed and eat soup and watch a candle burning.... OR to create such fun art. Really like your original collage and think it is lovely. Lots of fun and success with "re creating " it too. Really like this, ;and hope you are having a better day today!

Jeanne said...

Oh, and I also enjoyed reading your "About Me". Will enjoy following your blog and getting to know you better!

eljaygee said...

the original collage effect is quite lovely and overlaying the texture is a clever use of it - you have not been determined by the suggestive leafiness. Independent thinker! Hope your mood has improved :)

Ida said...

Wonderful piece. Both versions are great for different reasons.
The first has a softer, cooler feel about it and the second one is much warmer. I'm so glad you had time to "play" as your end result is delightful.
Sending you hugs to keep the "cranky" at bay.

Stephanie said...

All that playing really played off. I originally thought the first one was great but then when I scrolled down and saw the second it was like WOW - great color and texture.

momphotographer said...

They are both wonderful. But honestly I really like the original version! It is so interesting!

bailey-road.com said...

I love the original collage and the new version!

Deborah said...

fabulous!

lorik said...

Your result is beautiful - very complex and rich in detail. And the colour is wonderfulLL!

I hope you had a good sleep and are feeling better today:)

Bonnie said...

WOW! You've made a stellar piece of abstract art here, Currie. Bravo.

inotherwordsandpictures.com said...

What wonderfully fun images! I love the collage aspect and these are so creative.Isn't learning a blast?

Katarina said...

I can't decide which version I prefer - they're both lovely in different ways!
Thanks for your kind comment!

The Artful Diva said...

As much as I love your edit - and I truly do - I like your original page the best. I had to look obstreperous up - I learn something new everyday!

Leovi said...

Very good! Like, exquisite composition, beautiful colors and textures.

sherrygaley said...

It's rare that a piece works so well in completely different iterations! Kudos to you for playing and enjoying and creating.

Yvonne said...

Beautiful collage, Currie!

NatureFootstep said...

your final artwork is much better then the first one. Love it and the warm colors in it.

Rita said...

I like them both, too. So very different. :)

Birgitta said...

Super! Great job!

ormbunke said...

Greate work! Wonderful colours. Have a nice day.

Evelyn S. said...

Wonderful, Currie! I think playing around with the textures ended with a great result...although I love your original collage!

Kathy said...

I love your digital work and adding the texture and the process you went through is really cool.

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