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Sunday, September 19, 2010


I felt like playing a bit today. I recently took some pictures of my paintings close up and I wanted to experiment with layering these abstract views of painterly brushstrokes, polka dots, interesting  textures, etc.  with photos of pretty little bits of nature. This is my first try and I really like the result. Here is the blackberry photo, that I started with. Rather uninspired, don't you think?

I'm going to play around with this concept some more, and see what I come up with. I think this one would look great enlarged and hanging in my kitchen. For me, anytime I can combine a country/vintage/modern art vibe I'm all in. It's kind of an odd aesthetic, with some pretty disparate elements, but it totally works for me. What do you think?


Jamie said...

Amazing result!

Gilding Lilies said...

Thank you Jamie.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Love to see the 'before' and 'after' photos. I really like how you made it look rich, deep and full of color.