Tuesday, 10 November 2015

AN ABSTRACT CARROT WAITS FOR AN ABSTRACT BUS

I'm linking to
"PaperArtsy", theme "Abstract Art" 
and linking the abstract carrot to 
"Art Journal Journey" where the theme is "Inspired by Autumn Colours".  


I started with this "painting" which was a couple of months in the making as it is half of the A3 under-paper I use to test paint colours, stamps etc.
I played with it using photo-editing only, no additional painting (except for one fishy eye).





This came from the bottom right.




Playing with crops, colour changes and filters.




I seriously like the creature with the hairnet and I had to give the orange fellow an eye.
You can see Mr Hairnet at the top of the original page.
The eye was the only "painterly" change I made to the shapes.




Gave the page a bit of a whirl, and a crop.

This is undoubtedly an abstract carrot waiting for an abstract bus.




And look who appeared next.  In fact if you look back at the start he was there all the time, left of the middle, hiding.




Is it still an abstract if a ghost monster walks into it?



Isn't it amazing what can come from your scrappy underpaper?

37 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Stunning Sheila... your abstract carrot waiting for an abstract bus is unique! Can't believe what ideas you have! Great!
The underpaper itself is a beauty!
Thank you very much for playing with us at AJJ!
Happy rest of the week Mrs. Orange Esmeralda!
oxo
Susi

limmelon said...

Love the creature with the hairnet. Very creative. The abstracting of sketch bits is clever. Does the Carrot have a OAP bus pass? Love it, Awesome !!

Valerie-Jael said...

Really great, fun to see how things evolve. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

Amazing abstract, the more you look the more can be seen here with these fantastic pieces.
Yvonne xx

Jackie said...

Such wonderful pieces - a glorious celebration of story-telling. I particularly like the last piece, Sheila; such beautiful colours and great composition. Jx

Bryan Evans said...

Such fun to look at, see something else every time.

My name is Erika. said...

I love the original piece, and such fun to play with all those digital changes. Boy they really make your piece look sooo different.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Amazing artwork with photo editing, love it. I think your blog header is new? It's beautiful. Have a great week, xx

Annie said...

So fascinating! My under papers never look this good! They turn to mud and yuk most of the time. I simply must get more creative in my testing and stamp cleanings and so forth. You're making me look and I have a section of one area right now that has possibilities. Do you think about your under paper art as you are using it? The awesome photo editing turns it all into beautiful purposely made art! Obviously ghost monsters enjoy art too.

Beo said...

It's unbelievable what you have created here, Sheila!! It's great!! I love the idea ´with the abstract carrot waiting for the abstract bus, I think nobody else than you could come to this, also it IS the way you wrote. And to awnser your question: I don't think the last one is an abstract anymore, it't to concret for that with the flowers and the leaves and this lovley monster with his yellow eye and green arm. And yes I found him on your first picture. It's great fun to find him there as well.
That's real digital art!!!
Best Beate

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My under papers don't EVER look this good or this colorful. Mine are more like how I paint: straight lines or swirls. No cute monsters, fish, or abstract carrots! You made me laugh and keep going back to look at the original. Great art INDEED.

sirkkis said...

Hello Sheila,
Thanks for the amazing serie of the pieces of digital art. The working method is totally out of my understanding. I don't even know what under papera is. Any way I found the wonderful creatures as you told. Love the last piece.
Have a happy day, my friend ♥

ULKAU said...

Just like you, I am often amazed that under papers become randomly so beautiful. Your idea to change the paper digitally is great because you're making a work of art from it. Hihi ... and you'll find the craziest things in it. The carrot and the bus are my favorites! Greetings - Ulrike

TwinkleToes2day said...

Superb finds in your abstract painting. I think your ghosty is actually an Axolotl ( http://www.axolotl.org/ ) walking upright. Perhaps it's evolution has restarted, lol ;)

Jeannette said...

superb artwork dear sheila,so many things i see ob your page,and the little carrot looks su yummy,love your exrtavagant works allways.

hugs jenny

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Okay, send that A3 over here, it's just glorious the way it is. I can see this washed all over some canvase, yummmmmmmmm. Nice digi renderings too. xox

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Oh wow.... what an amazing post! I really like to see your wonderful and imaginative way of using the digital tools! Just beautiful!
Hugs, Annette

kat said...

My eyes are positively dancing with all these lines and colours, what a whizz of life! I'm whirling in the delight and fun of it all!

johanna said...

it is incredible which creatures hide in one Piece of underpaper! a whole world of Fantasy. good idea with the digital treating, and i see the Monster clearly! the most i had to laugh about "mr hairnet", imagine that!!
have a great Weekend ahead, sheila, i suppose our golden autumn weather will break down soon, at least it is mid November...

Bill said...

Such craziness! I love it!

Özge Başağaç said...

All of these are great experiments but i loved the top and bottom pieces more:) Happy PPF :)

Giggles said...

I think it's amazing how we all see things so different during the intuitive process...the second image I see dancing birds, a couple of squirrels, a frog and a big birds nest, a cat skulking..as though funky animals are frolicking in the the trees. You magnificently turned it into this whimsical abstract with a very cool ghost monster...this is happy are if I ever saw it!! This is the very reason I love digital art so much.. and it's always a surprise how it turns out...

Hugs Giggles

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Amazing photo editing and imagination ! Love it :) Have a great weekend xx

sirkkis said...

I came back to admire your wonderful art, and thank you for the most kind comment on my site.
Happy PPF, dear Sheila xx

Linda Kunsman said...

Love it Sheila!! So fun playing in photoshop , and yet I haven't done that in so long...

Susan said...

Sheila, this is a fun, inspirational post. Love the monster! Happy PPF

My Creative House by Anni said...

So wonderful creations you have made here Sheila, love the colorful paper and the way you have played with it.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This looks great,

Lucy x

Christine said...

It's a lovely abstract!

Susan Carol said...

Wow, awesome abstract. Love it.

The Happy Whisk said...

Yes, sure. Why can't ghosts be abstract too?

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I love this abstract piece. Wonderful

stefanie stark said...

Wow! I'm really impressed of your photo-editing art! It's phantastic what you created from a scrappy paper! The pictures with the dark background remind me of a magical underwater world and the second one with the colors on the white background would make a phantastic greeting card or gift tags! It's incredible how you perform your magic here!

janie said...

I am amazed at what you produce from the starting point, each one gets better and better.....simply superb........and your friendly ghost monster was wanting to be seen and acknowledged from the onset.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW all paintings with the black background are my favorits, so axpressive and unique!.
Big hugs Anja

Jim Neil said...

It's great what you can create from a piece of paper used for brush wipes. Maybe you should frame that original piece, after all it is the parent of all the other very creative pictures.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

What a great art work! and great effective, love the digital art too. xx