Saturday, April 18, 2009


"love grows love" Casey Haymes

I'm supposed to be working. I'm supposed to be finishing up an album. I'm supposed to be assembling a small greenhouse to start some seeds in. I'm supposed to be doing the laundry.
hmmm... but playing around with paintings in a digital format is waaaay more fun.
How this came to be: I watch a lot of HGTV. On one show (don't know which one) there was a large painting that was mainly white, with a large heart etched into the paint. I'm not the biggest fan of heart shapes - it's really overdone and generally kinda cutesy. But this one struck a chord. So I tried it out. I'm off centered and lopsided, and I added too much blue to the original painting. I added the quote to the side in vellum (with Mod Podge, what else?) and considered it done.
And then I started playing around with it in Digital Image Pro 10 (damn Microsoft for discontinuing production of this!) with all the filters and hues and saturation changes... and presto! Here's a new piece of art. The hues were changed in the Shadows, Midtones, and Hightlights, favouring the red and blue spectrum. I upped the Saturation to the max, and then took it into the Filters - this one is Marker Outline. Just too much fun!

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