11/17/11

AEDM -day 18

Photo Art Friday is back and I love participating here because I really try to do something different and bold and totally away from my 'norm'.  Sometimes I can't even tell if I like it yet, I just want to try new techniques, new textures and play with the million things PSE can do.

This week we're supposed to share one of our fave techniques and show our work flow.  Well I haven't really been adding textures long enough to have a favorite; every week is a new experiment.  Here's this weeks experiment:

Started with this, a photo of rusty machinery - I liked the colors and general shapes:


This time I really wanted to try to create something totally abstract but starting with these basic shapes.  I cropped and straightened it then went to the PSE filters and added a layer of palette knife and underpainting to give the whole thing a more 'painterly' effect.  I also added the netting in the bottom corner from my digital scrapbooking stash.  It's better already.

Then I added a bokeh texture I picked up somewhere (sorry, no name) and Bonnie's texture from a few weeks ago, Abstract Splotches at hard light, 84%.


I really like how the hint of the original shapes are still here but if you didn't know where I started, it would just appear as a cool abstract.  I think the splotches really add that abstract character.  To try to push the envelope, I added another texture - this one is Razzled Dust by Roshanda Glenn, used at Difference (thanks for the tip Earl K) at 100%  and arrived at total and complete abstraction.


Using Difference totally changed the color combinations and I can barely determine any of the original shapes though the effect is kinda mesmerizing.  To see lots more creative efforts, please be sure to visit Bonnie at Pixel Dust for Photo Art Friday.  She's offering 4 free holiday textures that are very cool and I can't wait to try them.

This is also my creation for AEDM, day 18!  This month is sure zooming by!  Visit all these amazing artists and crafters too - the range of medium will amaze you.

19 comments:

  1. terrie - i totally love your creation... how wonderful. you did an excellent job of texture processing. the abstract feel is awesome. fantastic job. thanks always for your support, too; have a great weekend. kareninkenai {visiting today from PAF}

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  2. Wow Terrie - you must be feeling very proud! You have produced two related, yet very different pieces of abstract art. Fabulous! Thank you for sharing them and the steps of your process with Photo Art Friday!!

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  3. Wow, I love the resulting abstract image. Great colors and forms.

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  4. Wow! what a transformation...fantastic abstract work. Thank you for sharing your techniques....I really need to step out of my box a little and try some :-)

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  5. I love the way picture has changed! Valerie

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  6. I love it!
    To make mouse over:
    http://terrysplaypen.blogspot.com/2007/12/tip-mouseover-fun.html

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  7. I like the colors in the last one.

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  8. Hi Terrie; nice to see your creative samples here; well done

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  9. That is an amazing transformation into abstract. BEautiful.

    Kathy

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  10. soooo cooool! I love abstract. Plus I see a giant eye lurking in the middle of the painting, staring me down.

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  11. Hello Terrie,
    You certainly made full use of the scraps of leftover paint on the machinery. Turned out nice again.
    BTW, I elaborated a little on my explanation. Hope that helps.

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  12. Terrie this is lovely, I like the way you explain your steps as well, some of those textures are great! will definitely check out photo art friday, thanks for sharing, have a blessed weekend. Amanda

    Art Blog
    Amanda - Realityarts-Creativity

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  13. Wow these are fantastic examples of Abstract Art. You would never guess what the original photo was without your sharing (which I'm glad you did) because that in itself was very interesting. Great job.

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  14. It is an amazing transformation!

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  15. Terrie, this is wonderful!
    I love all of that beautiful color.
    Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!

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  16. this is a fantastic piece and I really like seeing the different stages as you applied each new effect

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  17. sensation results!

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  18. Hi Terri, love your image, thanks so much for showing the steps and like you I am still experimenting.
    Blessings Suzanne

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  19. fantastic post - I love this style so much, thanks for sharing :) x

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