Friday, 31 July 2009

The Garden Photos II

I have been getting some quite good results with the garden photos and if it ever stops raining might get out to take some more. I am experimenting with layering and building the image from the base photo.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

The Garden Photos

Spent the evening looking at more of the garden photos that I have collected over the last few weeks and playing with them digitally to consider as many options as possible. I am not a photographer but I do find it really useful as a 'sketchbook' tool and love what you can achieve with digital imagery. I like the fact that you can explore ideas and often see so much more in the dull photo you started with. Sometimes it is just a dull photo - I do have limitations! My main aim is to consider ideas for printmaking with the garden images.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

RSI stops play

Its been a wierd summer thus far. I've been struggling with painting on a stop/start basis and trying to carve time out in the studio when I can. To add to the interruptions of life, my wrists have succumbed to repetitive strain injury making computer-use a pain - literally that is.

So it is is through gritted teeth...

I am back with the flowers, the garden is summer-full and is such a rich source of colour and form. Photographing, manipulating and researching other media.

That's what I'm up to right now - less time online and more thinking about work but hey that might be good for the soul and output!