Thursday, February 01, 2007

Stand and Defend!

Stand and Defend! By Mary Stebbins Taitt.

This is a "painting" made from a photograph. I am trying to learn what can and cannot be done with smudge painting. I started intentionally with a really bad photo that was taken throught THREE fences in very very low light--just to see what I could do with it. It was an experiment and a learning experience. Here is the original so you can see what's been done. The deer, which used to roam freely on the island, are now in a defunct zoo. I made the columns into trees, pretending they were free again.

P365-07Ph-A Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Marie said...

En effet, the difference is huge. It must have taken much time to remove the fences ! Amitiés, Mary.

Bearuh said...

THATS REALLLLLY REALLLY REALLY GOOD! This is my favorite painting you have done. That is sad that they are in a zoo now. The trees look great!!

BerryBird said...

Wow, the difference between the original photo and the painted version is really striking. Great job!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much Marie, Bearuh and Berry Bird for your kind comments. I really appreciate it, en effet! Amitiés! Mary