Breaking The Rules

I love creating pictures that “break the rules”

I was told that (in competition) judges don’t like green and they don’t like the subject matter placed slap bang in the middle of the picture.

This one breaks both of those rules and it has been very successful in competition.

Are you are a rule breaker?? I would love to see your examples of a successful image that doesn’t conform to the conventional set…….

 

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Todays bit of surrealist fun is another of my colourised vintage photographs – with bits and pieces added from my own personal photographic collection.

Planning a whole series of this type of image – for no other reason than enjoying being creative 🙂

 

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Back To The Past

Well, it’s a long time since I put together a composite picture and an even longer time since this lady had an airing.

Very dark image for me and absolutely no green anywhere 🙂

Not doing very much in the way of producing images for competitions these day …but need to keep my compositing “skills” going…. thus this new image

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… and the leaves that were green turn to brown……

..and the leaves that were green turn to brown… a line from a Paul Simon song.

So it’s autumn and the leaves are changing colour now  and I thought I would do a digital painting to celebrate the fact.

A bit more of a a subtle digital painting this time.

The leaves WERE actually green and I HAVE turned then to brown – does that make me Mother Nature or a picture manipulator?

Thanks Mr. Simon for the inspiration.

Digital Painting Of Back Streets Of Venice

Today’s digital painting, this time the backstreets of Venice.

Yes it started as a photograph and if it had stayed that way, I would suggest, it would have been as exactly the same as everyone else’s picture who stood in the same spot as I did.

Some people get hot under the collar when someone “messes” with a photograph (it’s not proper photography) – but I applaud those who do – go for it, do more, push those boundaries !

We are making art for the 21st Century

 

First Tantalising Textures Workshop

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Well,  the first (hopefully of many) Tantalising Textures Workshops took place yesterday and I have to say that it was a pleasure to work with the people who attended.

 

It was lovely to take everyone step by step through the various stages – from finding and  photographing the textures (who knew they were so close to the house !) to changing the look and colour of them. By changing the colours and overlaying one texture onto another it enabled everyone to add to to the variety of textures and colours that could be used in future images.

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There were also a selection of still life objects from which to choose and it was interesting to see who went for what – I think eventually everyone got to photograph almost everything.  I had put a collection of flowers, fruit, vases, receptacles of varying sizes and shapes together …. but people quickly found other things to photograph that were scattered around the room. It was lovely to see them spotting items for themselves.

 

After doing  the photographic part of the workshop we worked on putting it all together and it was such a joy for me to see  the results of everyones hard work – and they did work hard …… because it was a workshop and not a sit down watch me demonstrate event.

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At the end of a long and intense day everyone went home (exhausted but happy) with lots of images, textures and the knowledge of how to construct some wonderful Tantalising Textured images for themselves

 

Thanks to everyone who attended – you know who you are 🙂

 

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