6/2/11

Abstract Cogs


In this experiment I was working from a photo of a rusty gear (I love rusty photos!) and seeing if I could come up with something sort of abstract feeling (meaning unidentifiable) based roughly on the photo. I think it needs a little work, but it's an interesting start.

I'm playing with the Paint Party ladies again today, so be sure and visit their sites to see some truly talented artists.

36 comments:

  1. I think it's great. Love the look. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great picture. Rust is so beautiful with the blue!

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  3. Happy PPF Terrie and your picture looks great already. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  4. This is fantastic...the rusty look is so unique! :-)

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  5. Love the colors. Beautiful work! :)

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  6. If it is a good start, I hope the siguiengte step. Saludos

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  7. Good concept, just a little 'tweaking' and you'll have a lovely image.

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  8. this is a great idea...it's coming along nicely too. I like the style of your work!

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  9. I too love rust. Im not sure what it is about that it is so beautiful, but there is no denying it! Happy Painting!

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  10. Yep - it works ♥ Rosie

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  11. Your subject is great. Love the color choices you are making too! HAPPY PPF!

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  12. This is great, I love rusty things too and you have done a great job in capturing the feel of the photo.

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  13. wonderful inspiration, i like what you have created.

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  14. This is a really cool concept! I think I may need to try this sometime. I love the bits of blue playing off the rust.

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  15. interesting choice of subject, well done!

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  16. oh wow!!! I love this piece....great idea and the colours are perfect!!!!

    Happy PPF!!!

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  17. It's fun to have fun! Especially when it becomes an object of beauty♥

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  18. All those "rusty" colors are just wonderful.

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  19. I love looking at all the colors in your photo...you did a great job communicating them in your painting! Happy PPF!

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  20. I like what you came up with, lovely colors. This is a great work!

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  21. What a cool idea- and I LOVE those colors! Can't wait to see it finished!
    Happy PPF (a day late;))
    Stephanie

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  22. I love rusty machinery photos. And gleaming non-rusty machinery photos. What a great way to practice using watercolors.

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  23. Very cool! Well done!! I think your rendition is so much more interesting than the original!

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  24. I agree - it's off to an interesting start... and I love the limited palette you're using :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  25. Very interesting and well done! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Cool idea. And great job carrying it out. I like the colors you chose. And the shapes make an interesting painting.

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  27. This is wonderful! I love the abstract feel to it. I'm a big fan of rust, too. Something about all of those different shades of color. :)

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  28. I like the colors you chose to make the rust; especially the blue/green shadows. Nice!

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  29. Cool images, both of them in their own right.

    Just had a look at the 365 project link you left at my cyberhome. Amazing work, such crisp photographs. Awesome takes, wonderful composition and colours. Mine are more an every-day type of pics, featuring snippets of our daily lives. :)

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  30. i love the photo and the idea you've come up with to create a painting based on the rusty cogs. great colours and concept so far!

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  31. awesome painting! you captured the subject well!! thanks for sharing!

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  32. Beautiful! I love what you have done here and so look forward to seeing more of your art! See you soon, Kristin xo

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  33. gorgeous cogs....love the delicate colors.Happy PPF even if a bit late. take care, gerri

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  34. Hi Terrie! Beautiful work. look foward to seeing more of your work!

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