Here on Lake Erie, April means Spring. I think. We still have piles of snow scattered here and there and only a few brave crocuses have shown their heads, but yes its Spring. With that, I start thinking lilies. A local gallery holds an annual Lily Art Festival which features a great mixed media juried show. I love entering since one of the few shows my husband and I enter together. Plus its great to see how different artists interpret my favorite flower!
So I started my annual lily inspiration hunt. I have folders of flower photos (say that three times fast!) so I thought I'd share a few. Feel free to steal. grin. Normally, I would choose one and let it inspire me into making a representational piece.
But this year, I'm in an abstract mood and want to play with silk so I thought I would take it into a different direction. But where to start??
|The Original Photo
|The Impressionistic effect
The easiest place is my Photoshop Elements program. The program contains "Filters" that you can easily apply to your photos to create different desired effects. And let me tell you, you can literally spend hours playing with the different effects. With the click of a mouse you can distort your photo into literally something that is barely recognizable. You are only limited by your patience on how much you want to play with it.
|Watered Window Effect
These are only a few of my favorites. I doubt if I'd do a literal interpretation of any of these but they definitely give me some ideas on how to abstract out a lily.
So What have you been up to creatively?