Friday, June 26, 2015
Art Challenge Club, Part 2
As I stated in yesterday's post, the second art challenge that we had to present was "Sunset". For this one I got a little creative. The photo above is my finished 'sunset' piece but, let me tell you how I got there.
A couple of weeks ago, I attended a brunch at my friends Julie & Dave's house (most of you know them). Many of the guests had not yet been to the new house so Julie took them on a tour and I tagged along and snapped a few photos as I went. When we were standing in the studio room where Julie and Dave work on their own art pieces, I was attracted by the wall light fixtures in the room and proceeded to take a photo of one of them That photo is below.
After downloading the photos, I was struck by how this resembled a sunset in a sort of abstract way. I played around with the photo but I didn't care for any of the results because I thought there should be more light and less fixture. So when I went back to Julie's the next night, I took another photo, the one below.
Using this photo I added brush strokes and two other effects and then I cropped the photo to emphasize the shades of light. The photo at the top is the result. I quite like it. I think I like it enough to frame it and hang it on my wall.
Our next challenge will be "guilty pleasure". Hmmm....I wonder what I can come up with for that one.