Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Finding inspiration



 
 I found inspiration this week.  It came from a photo that I had snapped on a warm sunny day in January.
  I was attracted not only to the lights and darks but the texture.    It also appealed to me because of its abstract nature.
 
 
Thought it might be interesting to photo copy in black and white.    This helped me see the values.
Feeling adventurous I used india ink for the background or negative spaces.   Then experimented with a bag full of mixed media on hot press paper.  
It was fun to try something a bit different.   Also the subject matter was not my usual choice.
 
Sometimes looking down can lead to as much inspiration as looking up!
 
 
So glad you stopped by to visit.  May you have a wonderful day.
 
 
 
 
  


18 comments:

  1. Love the textures you've achieved! xx

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  2. This a wonderful painting. You have created such depth. New ideas for photographs too.

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  3. Oh boy! You are brave for tackling this. I would have gotten all bogged down in the grasses! Well done on the corn cobs too; color is amazing. Did you do two pieces?

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  4. Marvelously done, Deb ... Amazing textures and superb handling of a very challenging subject! WELL DONE!

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  5. Fabulous textures! This has reminded me a photograph I took some time ago for the exact same reason - the great contrast in texture. I've never got around to painting it, but you've inspired me to find it again and have a go. Thank you.

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  6. love this and the dark background too, it is always rewarding to try something a little different, isn't it?

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  7. Beautiful, Debbie~ You're right about looking down-I seem to do that when I'm outside! Never know what you'll see...

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  8. You've done a wonderful job. It's beautiful.

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  9. You have given me a spark to experiment.... what a great way to spend your day....I can not help but notice the textures in everything especially when looking down :)

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  10. Love the way you handled the design because in lesser hands it could have been hard to get such a great effect. The ink was a fabulous idea.

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  11. Gosh that was a complicated image to tackle Debbie. Great job done. I bet it was interesting and fun with all the different elements. A lovely study.

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  12. I'm amazed that you tackled such a big part of this! Super!!! I love all the textures and levels.

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  13. It's a lot of fun to paint textures, and sometimes quite a challenge, too. I never would have thought of the India ink, but it really adds a dramatic touch. I see your have little studio helpers, like me.

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  14. Debbie, I am glad that we found each other - I love that when it happens. I believe we that live nearer nature and the earth all have a bond. Love your paintings and photos.

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  15. Amazing paintings, but even more amazing that you found the inspiration to do them ! A great challenge beautifully solved !

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  16. Evening Debbie, It amazes me how an Artist can see so much beauty even on the ground! Yes, very abstract indeed and it's ALL OF GODS Makings! There is TRUE BEAUTY all around and I love to see how you capture that with a painting or a lens. I too, so LOVE NATURE! Sorry, to have been away a little long..sooo busy! Have a wonderful and blessed week, my friend~~~Roxie

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  17. You have made two super paintings, love the way you captured the tangle of shapes by using the dark ink as the background. It looks so interesting and detailed, lovely textures. Well you know me, I am always finding objects on the ground, so much there, you just have to look. Thanks for your lovely comment.
    Enjoyed reading about your dad, so lucky to still have him and I am sure many happy memories. Hope you are warm and cosy.

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  18. There are some very dynamic diagonals in these pieces and the strong tonal contrasts pull it all together. Exciting work!

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