Quarantine Time Means Skill Building and Exploration
What does an artist do most of the places I would go for lens candy are closed and off-limits. When I cannot take another picture, of another squirrel, for the 45th day in a row. Well I decided to expand my artistic endeavors toward more pronounced digital abstractions. Many of them don’t even resemble the original shot, while others may slightly.
A Splash Of Gerbera Pink
A Pink Gerbera Daisy Twirls In A Petaled Ballet Dance – I used a lightbox shot of the daisy that already had a near-black background and added some twirl effects to get the flow I was after.
Digital Art From From A Safe Social Distance – The original photo for this was a closeup of a leafy green bush. Using all of the fun effects mentioned plus some saturation play. I dunno, this one just gave me a vibe.
So why the title? I was listening to Baba O’Riley by The Who while creating it. Some of you may think you know of the song as Teenage Wasteland. This started our as a lightbox shot of a red Dahlia flower and I had some fun with radial blurs and mezzotint pixelation.
Working with a carnation this time but I really wanted more of a striated and textured art feel to this one. I ended up doing some light rending over an embossed layer to catch the highlights for the detail I was after.
Inspired by watching the movement and dance of a coneflower blowing in the wind. I wanted to add a layer of “fine art” to this one by blending some of the twirl techniques with the striated pixel distortion used in the more abstract pieces here. A Happier medium of both approaches together basically.
My wife bought a camera just a month after I did, and it is delightful to have a new hobby that we can enjoy and grow together after 25 years of marriage. Being able to explore and enjoy the outdoors, nature, and local beauty together as a shared passion keeps us strong and interested in each other and exploring the subtleties and beauty the world has to offer. Beautiful Art Prints, Canvas Prints, and Greeting Cards of nature photography, digital artistry, and images from around the world for you to own and enjoy.