Sunday, July 15, 2007
DISCOVERY - (Circles of Light series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2007
I had a satisfying weekend. Friday was the opening for one of the art shows I am in, and a friend and I hobnobbed and schmoozed with the local art community. For the first time I really felt like I was part of it, and I came home feeling elated. An artist I know looked at my work and wondered what it might look like on a white background. So I decided to see what I thought. I like it with this image alot.
I have been considering the approach I used for this mandala for a while and decided to give it a spin using my brand new Photoshop CS3 software I spent a few hours installing yesterday and today. I don't know what I think of the software, but the mandala was fun. I created two separate mandalas from the image of this rose and blended the two layers together using blending modes. I like the painterly effect I achieved. I have used this technique before but never in my mandalas, and I think I will continue to explore this technique.
I hope you all had great weekends and were able to stay cool/dry/warm depending on your climate and hemispheric placement on the planet!