Based on a photo...

Discussion in 'Abstract, Still Life, Specialist and Macro' started by Dave Farnes, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Not sure if this is quite within the remit of the group...

    I was inspired by my visit to the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition to try and produce a piece of artwork of my own. I was particularly struck by the increasing levels of abstraction in some of her works. As I lack any skill with paint and brushes I started with a photo taken from the Tate balcony and took it from there. No "trick" software, just GIMP, basic pencil tool for most of it, gradient fills for the water. The original measures 3840 pixels - it took a while. :)


  2. Tony Britton

    Tony Britton Active Member

    Fantastic result. I'm amazed by the level of detail and the colors are very pleasing to the eye. Very well done!

  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    What a brilliant result, Dave. Love it. :)
  4. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Thank you guys, glad you like it!
  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    It's actually pretty good...Except you've killed off all the people!

    It's a wonderful exhibition, and I'm glad you managed to catch it. I also found it inspiring..what a great artist she was.
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  6. Ian Grant

    Ian Grant Active Member

    Georgia O'Keefe is one on my favourite artists with great links to Photography through her husband and also Ansel Adams who she accompanied at times on his trips.

    I've seen quite a bit of her work but not this particular exhibition.

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  7. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    The people were spoiling the clean lines of the bridge - sometimes there have to be sacrifices for art. :D
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  8. Mick Howe

    Mick Howe Member

    Works really well like it.
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  9. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    looks like one of our vintage national park posters here in the us. great work.
  10. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Thank you folks, much appreciated.
  11. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    You said it Dave, "art" it is and very good!
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