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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

My first texture class

Well I have finally done it - I have taken the plunge and started a new artist direction.

With a huge thank you to Kim Klassen from Kim Klassen Cafe - I just completed my first lesson of my "Art of Texture e-course". Below is the result - it is a hydrangea from my garden.  What do you think?  I have wanted to learn about textures for so long - having seen the work of Kim and also other artists on Flickr.  Perhaps this will be my project for 2012. 

See here with textures added from Kim's textures - "beach sand" and "peacock" with painterly effect.


the original - straight out of camera..........


 I am joining Kim and other "texturists" for Texture Tuesday - please click on the link to see the work of Kim and other contributors - Texture Tuesday at Kim's Cafe

Thanks Kim! I am on my way!
ps - this took a while, but I was doing it step by step with the class video as I went. With luck as time goes by, with practice!, the process will speed up!

 I would be very interested which you like the best. You can be honest! My husband prefers the original!
Thanks all - I look forward to hearing from you.

I hope in 2012 you all dare to dream, start a new project, and enjoy the simple things in life that bring you happiness.

8 comments:

  1. A beautiful image with great processing too!

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  2. Jill this is lovely how you have processed this perfect photo! Love it!

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  3. Hi Jill, purple and hydrangeas are two of my favorites, luv, how you have "tweaked" your photos!
    Barb in Texas

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  4. Ok, I agree with your husband, preferring the original, but then, I'm generally not a fan of textures. It is good to experiment and try something new, you never know what you may discover, both in process and result.

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  5. Beautiful, I love both images, with and without the texture. Just lovely!
    Blessings from New Zealand
    Suzanne

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