Monday, January 25, 2010

paint and lens interfaced quite wholeheartedly

This was a totally new experiment for me (no, not working out of the right side of my brain...that's pretty normal!).
I began painting on watercolor paper with gold, silver and copper acrylics.
Next I handed the piece to my husband who was sitting in front of our living room window with all the colored glass bottles and hanging prisms.
As our heart-shaped prism caught the sunlight, I shot with my camera.
I downloaded the image into photoshop and used many filters for various effects.
Finally I uploaded to flickr and played more in picnik because I love their fonts and mirrored image capabilities!
I took about 50 shots in front of the window, but loved the "face" that appeared in this image.
Enjoy ~ I sure did!

“Who sees the human face correctly:
the photographer,
the mirror,
or the painter?”
“Are we to paint what's on the face,
what's inside the face, or what's behind it?”
~ Pablo Picasso ~

“Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails
difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well.
Sometimes your greatest asset
is simply your ability to stay with it
longer than anyone else.”
~ Brian Tracy ~

“Spread love everywhere you go:
First of all in your own house ...
let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
Be the living expression of God's kindness;
kindness in your face,
kindness in your eyes,
kindness in your smile,
~ Mother Teresa ~