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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Recovering...


from whatever it was that laid me low (it wasn't anaemia, for once...). Yesterday, in deference to my somewhat wobbly legs, I spent the morning in front of the computer. Yes, I know, real hardship. Actually, I spend remarkably little time working with images; I take them, and then never work with them. But that was never going to be the case with the photographs I took in Lyon of the walls of the Sucriere. I have a genuine fascination with those marks, and took a lot of photographs of them. Yesterday, I worked with one image, adjusting colour and light balances to give me a range of images of the same thing (if you see what I mean), printing them out as references for the studio. And finally, I started to play with them, creating new images from the original. I like this one best, I think. I had forgotten what fun it is to work in this way, to see what there is within the range of marks and colours that make up an image, surprising myself with the juxtaposition of textures. I think there's a painting in there...or three. At least. But I find myself looking at the photograph itself as a piece of art. It would be interesting to make little books of these images...another way in to the subject matter I've seen in these marks. Hmm.

6 comments:

Linda said...

From one who loves colour I'm amazed at the impact this had on me. I can't explain it, other than to say I found it very calming and complete

The Idaho Beauty said...

This looks very much like a commercial batik in my collection that was bought about 7 or eight years ago. Love it!

Julie said...

These are beautiful colours and I like the composition too. I think it would work well as a painting. I shall have to have a play with some of my photos of surface textures and see what I can get. I will get round to posting some textures on my blog soon.

Parapluie said...

I love the light and color in this manipulated photo. I would call it a step in an amazing journey. And This direction is rich especially making it a step or page for more to come.

Carol said...

I love this work, you could have it printed on canvas, it would be stunning

Julie said...

I have come back to have a second look at this and, maybe because of the colouring, I keep seeing this as the essence of a face glimpsed from the corner of your eye. I don't try to see reality in the abstract so it must be ringing some bells in my brain. I still like it for its colour and the zing of the blue peeping thro.