A print of this is going into the holiday show at the Upstairs Gallery in Arcata. Hard to believe that there is 10 to 15 hours more on this image than the last.
Instead of baking for Thanksgiving, I’m working with backgrounds, textures, and lighting. I better get to the relevant work. As usual, click image for larger view.
This was a photograph of a green tree frog in a rose in my front yard that I converted to B&W. I then colored it with only three colors using the new glazing brushes in Corel Painter 2017. Turquoise had really been on my mind this morning, hence the choice of color. The overall image was a little flat so I added the luminosity and saturation of the original photograph to complete the transformation.
I’m taking a class about the new features of Painter 2017. Using several of the new features, I’ve turned a straight photograph of the Lion’s Head Maple in my backyard to this. Fun stuff.
I’ve played quite a bit with this one. Just last night, I figured out what I needed to do to get it the way that I wanted. Finally done.
That tree trunk is a fern. It’s about 100 years old and 30 or 40 feet tall. The reason that I’m only showing the bottom couple of feet of it is that as a two year old this is about all of it that I looked at. The green stuff was much more interesting.
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While getting things ready for my 70th birthday, I futzed around with this. Holy crap, can I really be this old. Honestly, during the Cold War I never thought I’d make it out of my 30’s. Birthday is in a few days.