Thursday, 31 January 2013

ICY FRILLS CIRCLES


This was made for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, theme "Circles".  I painted a fairly simple design using oil pastels and inks, then photo-edited for several hours to make the image above.  How did I do this? - just played with the editor, changing colours, making patterns, cutting, pasting and discarding (lots) until something quite attractive appeared. 


Below is the original painting.



23 comments:

  1. Well how you got from one picture to the other I will never know, I like them both, love the muted colours in the original and the clever fragmentation in the ice flakes I love the colour combinations

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  2. Hello Shiela! Welcome to the land of blog. It's about dang time girl. LOL Holy roly poly...you got photo #1 out of photo #2?! That is just crazy!...crazy cool.

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  3. And to think! I would have been happy with the original!!!

    I am THRILLED that you're blogging!

    Love...and the best of everything to you,

    annie!

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  4. Welcome to the Land of Blog, Sheila!! I love your postcard and thanks for the story behind it. Cheers from Marie (aka Ozstuff).

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  5. I had to come back to check your link from my blog. I'm SO happy that you're here!!!
    And I love the name.

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  6. I am so excited you are blogging!!! I love that you shared the original and the final piece. It is so fun to see how things start. I will be checking back regularly. Welcome to blogland.

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  7. Welcome in the blogger world:-)
    Love how you altered your painting!
    Have a nice weekend,
    hugs Anja

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  8. isn't it amazing what you can do with photo editing, I'm just staring to have some fun with it, it's quite addictive! Your icy snowflakes are fabulous!

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  9. Ah, the joys of photio editing! I love your kaleidoscope of icy snowflakes, Sheila. And your original painting is really cool too.

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  10. Wow this is fabulous...though I don't see how it got from the original to the finished picture they are both awesome.

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  11. WOW, amazing art, Sheila, great to see you have an art blog now!

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  12. it is incredible what comes out by photo editing! wonderful!

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  13. What an amazing transformation. I do like the original painting. One would NEVER know it was the starting point of this.

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  14. very original and suitable for the cold weather we are having

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  15. A really wonderful result from a simple painting. Great what Photoshop can do if you have the know-how.

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  16. Hi Sheila! It's so good to see you in Blogland with an amazing picture. As with everyone else, I am trying to get my head around your journey from one to the other. Great work.

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  17. Wow, fantastic interpretation of the challenge. Beautiful.

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  18. You did a wonderful job in transforming your original painting into a beautiful wintry circular piece!

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