Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Take 3

Next image

Changed in favour to this

Worked on another shopfront that sort of mirrored the other one in colour and composition yet it just wasn't working. So format change, image change etc. and we have something different.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Take two

Backgrounds with added raw umber and burnt umber. They're currently under some experimenting with the photo component. I've layered the photos and exposed the background in the photo as well as treating the original image with filters to give a more painterly effect to match the background and type of support. We'll see how it goes. It may be back to the drawing board. I'm hoping it all works out because these are meant for a show in March that happens to be just around the corner...

First experiment

Shop in Lyon

Thursday, February 10, 2011


background #1

Making and scanning my own background for artwork. I think it might change before I'm finished with it, though. I might be adding some browns in an attempt to give it more of an aged look. Watch this space...

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Guinness cake to be exact and it looks like a pint. Thanks to a Nigella recipe. Should have made it next week for my dad's birthday but I jumped the gun. Will have to do something else instead.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Winter Saturday

...which basically means I didn't do much. I did get to class and learn a lot but then I came home and tried to work (really, I tried) but sleepiness won out and a nap was called for. This evening I curled up with a photo magazine and then got inspired to do a black-and-white of a photo I took from yesterday's beach outing. I also colorized it to bring out the iciness of the situation (like you couldn't tell it was cold).

Tomorrow I work!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Winter things

The good point of being freelance/under-employed is that it allows you to take an hour out and go take photos. I had to drop off some business cards to a gallery where I will have a photo in a show this month on my way (so not all fun and games, business was done too). I noticed the sky was really interesting over the lake so after the gym and a little bit of shopping for supplies, off I went. You can see what I mean about  the sky. Such and interesting colour. I wanted to try out my new gradual density filter and ND filter. I tried the gradual but it was just so very, very, VERY cold down there I couldn't be doing with switching out filters and setting up a tripod. I also didn't plan this very well so my battery was low. I made sure I kept it warm in my mitten until I got to the beach.

Now those supplies... Guinness was harmed in the making of dinner tonight. It is a key ingredient for both dinner and dessert. I made a stew and a cake.