Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lorrainas art gallery is one year old!

According to Blogger i've made 374 posts in the past year and it dosn't say how many pieces of art but i'm thinking more than double that as i often upload 2-5 pieces per day.

Looking back over the year i expressed my angst with Photoshop Elements much more than i do now so guess i learned enough to get by and still be intrigued with it. I do enjoy the creating still.

However, still far from really knowing and understanding this program. In the past months i've simply done the same effects that i know over and over with different results of course simply because it's worked on different images or pieces of my original acrylic paintings. Occasionally i add a new brush set to my collection but you might notice the same colours and effects like poster edging, cutout, plasticized etc. being used over and over in a given period of time. Themes are often explored and who knows what might capture my interest next.

Overall i think i've improved a little and definitely did learn some little tricks that i didn't know a year ago. I love creating abstract art and hope  one of my pieces will evoke an emotional response in you sometime either by the colours i use or the composition or that you like what i created for any other reason. So, it's onward with more of the same.

This piece is called Filigree. There's the original acrylic painting, a black and white version and a darker version.
Thanks for the visit!




Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Roman blue

Top one is the original  Next is a close up of it


Photoshopped in red, blue and a little yellow grain

Above has been shpp'ed in rough pastels and coloured orange and violet

Last Roman Blue in plaster

Monday, April 25, 2011

Go north collage

Thanks, yes i'm aware of my pics looking a little harsh. I think they're actually deteriorating in the transfer from Photoshop to Blogger but i don't know what to do about it, and unfortunately not really equipped to study and learn Camera Raw or any of that stuff at this time. If i make them pale and plain, they show up pale and plain. If i give them have a little personality it's iffy as to what they'll look like after uploading.  I just take my chances and hope some of them are ok.
These might show a good example of what happens:


Below is the original; it's made from newspaper clippings
Does anyone have a simple cure?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Magical bursts gouache on Yupo

I screwed up; this is the PSE version of the same art as a coupla days ago which i meant to upload but didn't.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Burst

This is the original
nothing cut off
but the dark lower right
must be a shadow

A fragment of the original


A little shopp'ed part


and the entire piece shopped