And now for painting. This piece is one of my favorites, and I look at it every time I need to transport myself to Florida (if only in my imagination) for some sun, white sandy beaches, and intense color. It was painted at a workshop with Maxine Masterfield in Sarasota, Florida. Maxine is truly a master in her field of experimental watermedia (masterfield.net.). The technique is poured ink, and was so fun to do!! Not much control here and the end result was a pleasant surprise. For all of these reasons, I call it "Tropical Delight".
Hi, I'm Zoe. After much soul-searching over the years, I have discovered that art, for me, is merely an expression of who I am. I have a number of interests (sometimes I think too many!!)--and after all, life is art. So when people ask me what I'm up to, it just made sense to post my expressions here. I hope you enjoy my sense of discovery as much as I do.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
|Top--original photo. Below--Edited photo|
(cropped, exposure-corrected and annoying
white spots removed using Photoshop)
|Poster effect added|
More fish!! But then, I'm not sure whether rays are actually fish. I was enamored by their spots, and they were fun to watch just floating there by the cruise ship dock in Aculpulco. Somehow, though, I managed to get a great photo. Once again, the poster effect is pretty cool, I think.
|Top: Original photo. Bottom: Poster effect added after cropping and correcting the exposure (see below).|
|Photo cropped and exposure corrected with Photoshop|
These koi were in the Japanese garden in Fresno, CA. They were very cooperative in posing for photos, including the turtle!! I didn't even know that he made it into the photo until after I shot it! When I got home I decided to play around with the magic of Photoshop. Cool, eh? As I am new to Photoshop, this was really exciting.