Monday, 8 July 2013

THE GOLDEN DOOR

The theme at "Art Journal Journey" this month is "Architecture" and my art journals contain many architectural images, from very small paintings (less than an inch and a half square) like this



to photos like this.


 I chose this photograph




and spent several happy hours playing with photo-edit to make 



THE DARK COTTAGE





I love photographs and I love photo-editing - but is it Art?

21 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! Art has many forms! Valerie

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  2. That's a good question (But is it Art?) Who knows what art is? Having a look at modern art let me think about everything can be titled as art...
    In this case I would say it is expressive and nobody then you could have made it the way you did. And so it is art.
    Beate

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  3. Wow,this is so wonderful, i love this image and the colors,you asked if this is art?
    yes,this is art i think in modern art,its wonderful you used with the computer,i love it to much,have a beautiful mood to me.



    Greetings Jeannette

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  4. Beautiful, Sheila! Haven't heard from you in a while. Glad you're back!

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  5. It is ABSOLUTELY art! It looks like a wonderfully dramatic watercolor.

    and I adore the little door. Did you see the piece that hit the internet news about the tiny wooden door that suddenly appeared at the base of a tree in a park in San Francisco?

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  6. This is art - no doubt!
    Wonderful make on architecture theme Sheila!
    Thank you!
    xxx Susi

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  7. Of course its ART !! Tremendous effect of waves and foam. Gorgeous colour scheme. Love it, Awesome !!!

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  8. Wow, girl! You changed that simple little entry into a mysterious and curious entry. I really love what happened to the window glass! It really makes me wonder what's going on inside. Of course it's art!

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  9. yes, photo-editing really is art, in my opinion! love your doors very much!!

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  10. Ooh, the Dark Cottage is spooky and it is very definitely Art! When you expand the picture to examine different parts, all kinds of wonderful and strange effects appear. The left hand side with the neighbouring red roofed cottage is crammed full of interesting detail. Did you see what looks like a bird's face up on the chimney, Sheila?

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  11. it looks spooky and I like it!!
    Groetjes Karin

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  12. wow..this is so AWESOME...and yes- it is indeed art! love it!

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  13. The Dark Cottage is beautiful filled with mystery and lovely darks secrets.
    Welcome back I've missed your face.

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  14. Art? i believe since Marcel Duchamp displayed his 'Fountain' it's art if you believe/say it is. It's certainly a fabulous alteration of of your photo.

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  15. Digital art exists. I don't see why photo editing could not be art. It is a transformation with an interpretation. And photography is an art. And who cares! The important is that you make something artistic in one way or the other,

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  16. OMG of course it is art! I totally love it! you create and create till you like the result...the medium is your editingprogramm :) I would love to have your skills! ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  17. Definitely art! Love all your tweaking - your picture looks so good.

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  18. Ooh very scary, spooky, intriguing and clever. Love your use of colour.

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  19. Wow! is it Art - yes it is! You have taken a comfortable safe image and made it very menacing - that in itself is making art. (in my book anyway!) - and it doesn't matter does it really! I love it so there! CX

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  20. Your photography is very artistic (lucky you living in such a beautiful place...we spent a little time in Scotland on our recent tour and enjoyed it so very much...only regret is that we did not have more time...a tour was a good way to see a lot of wonderful sights now if we could only return and stay longer!)
    Your beautiful doors got me going ;)
    Love your wee golden door very much too!
    oxo

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  21. Wowwwww, das ist echt super geworden. Klasse umgesetzt.

    LG Carola

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