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Thread: Spring Impressions

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    Spring Impressions

    A family member sent me some beautiful photos of her early spring garden. The images begged to be painted impressionistically, but since I am so locked into realism, I failed miserably. So, me thinks, try it in ArtRage. I found that it was a great way to loosen up. This is strictly a photo manip with only the flat knife set at 40% pressure. I did several images, some looked good, some not so much, but I did discover that the faster I did the "painting", the better it turned out (I tend to overthink things!). Anyway, I put the photos and AR images onto a YouTube video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZqMXZjlpOA

    Hope you enjoy it!
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    This a floreal masterpiece! Economy and precision in Your confident strokes tells much about Your mastery
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    WOW a real floral treat beautiful work
    Treat Others as you wish to be treated

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    Macpix, this is so beautiful, I know what you mean by trying to loosen up, I have the same problem, I too am hooked on details, so I must really practise again and try to stop outthinking myself

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    Caesar--I felt like I was cheating by just manipulating photos, but it does take some planning.
    Mannafig and Alexandra--thank you! I found this to be such a satisfying exercise!
    Pat1940--This has really helped me to relax my style! And it was really fun!

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    Even if it is a photo manip...you did a really beautiful work
    Try to see as many angles of vision as possible...no single one of us has a "handle" on the whole picture.

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    Nice job, looks good
    Geoff

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    MacPix - beautiful work. I know it seems that just manipulating a photo is somehow cheating, but I don't think so. you have taken a photo ( which is an abstraction in its own right ) and then your touch and artistic nature has moved it into a beautiful and sensitive rendition of the flower...

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    "I felt like I was cheating by just manipulating photos, but it does take some planning."

    Your words Deb..............try this way...."I felt like I was LEARNING by just manipulating photos, but it DOES take some planning." You declared what you'd done..........enough said right there.......Great stuff MiLady!
    Da go Te'
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