Wow- I am in awe of Pamela Allen….
I was struggling with my piece for the second lesson. This lesson was all about designing our own gallery of flowers and trees and then incorporating them into a garden scene design.
My first attempt was rather “flat”, so I went back in and added layers and more flowers. But now the second attempt looked way too busy but disjointed at the same time. And it looked more like a landscape than a garden. So Pamela suggested a fix.
This top version is mine:
Way too busy,eh?? And, as an aside, the tree on the right was inspired by a Georgia O’Keefe tree.
Pamela’s improved version via Photoshop is here(fabrics will need to be filled in where she had to modify the height):
What a difference… a 1000% improvement!! My little fish is gone…but then the dark fabric is no longer a pond!! I will continue to work on this once I finish the class. A new lesson starts today.
Check out Pamela’s website here: http://www.pamelart.com
Linking to Off the Wall Friday. Check the widget in the sidebar for more details and this week’s postings from lots of textile artists.
I participated in the Liberate Your Art postcard exchange for 2014(see widget in sidebar for more info) that Kat Sloma organized. This year the stats were:
1254 pieces of art liberated
209 participating artists
10 countries represented
This is the card that I sent in for the exchange(6 copies) and I am going to check the blog hop(link at bottom of post) to see where my cards landed up:
Here is my collection of cards that I received, being “liberated” on my back deck trellis!!
Detail shots below:
2. Linda see: http://www.word-painting.blogspot.com:
4. Cindy Griffith see: http://www.hungermountainarts.com:
5. Suzanne: april 19th update: check out her blog hop post here: http://www.suzanneobrienstudio.com/2014/04/liberate-your-art/
6. Beth Malchus Stafa:
They make a nice collection I think!! And it was fun waiting by the mailbox for the cards to come in!
To see the rest of the blogs on the blog hop click the following link:
I am playing with Prairie Jill(http://prairiejill.blogspot.ca/)and Miriam(http://miriamrogers.co.uk/). We are working our way through Steve Sonheim’s photography book(Creative-Photography-Lab-Self-Expression-Mixed-Media), lab by lab.
Or, in my case, roaming cow(Citizen Kow). This lab was all about white balance…setting the light type on your camera to match the light source, or how I did it, by exposing my roaming cow to different light sources and using all white balance settings.
I will only post a few of my collages…since overall, the AUTO white balance usually worked pretty good!
I put my cow in direct sunlight outdoors, an OTT lite indoors(supposed to be like real sunlight), in the fridge for incandescent, under a fluorescent light, etc. In the collages, the biggest photo is the one I think worked best.
2. in the fridge(beside the milk of course!):
3. Ott lite(real sunlight duplication):
I think you get the picture!!
Fun to play with, but since I usually take both JPEG and RAW images, white balance can be corrected easily with the RAW image, so not sure how much playing I will do with white balance. My Nikon camera has pages and pages of instructions and detailed set-ups for white balance….but most of it is way beyond what I want to learn(at least for now).