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By franfoto
First let me thank everyone who left comments and votes on my 'wet & wild' portrait, I was delighted with the response.
A very special thank you to Pete and the team for the HC award, It gave me such a boost and is so much appreciated.

Today I have created this impressionistic image which started life as a small broken branch off a tree which I put into a vase and photographed. I wanted it to resemble a painting, and as this is out of my comfort zone I would welcome any constructive criticism from anyone who does this sort of thing and can offer me any help or tips on processing in this style.
I would like to do a lot more of this sort of work so will see how it goes down.

Thanks for looking and have a great week.


Tags: Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Digital art

Voters: Daisymaye, Herge88, CarolG and 15 more

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Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
23 May 2011 4:33PM
A very artistic image Fran. Looks lovely.............Sandy

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CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
23 May 2011 4:53PM
Superb work, Fran, most effective. Carol
BlueRoom Plus
10 73 20 United Kingdom
23 May 2011 5:30PM
I think you've judged this remarkably well. Normally with a picture like this I'd like to see a little of the original detail brought back through the effect, just for something to hold on to, and I'd expect to want a bit more weight at the bottom for balance but somehow neither of these things seem to apply here and it works just right as it is.
A bold, nicely textured and strangely satisfying image.

franfoto Plus
9 2 32 England
23 May 2011 5:42PM
Many thanks Eric for your observations and thoughtful comment, much appreciated.

andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2011 5:58PM
fantastic work fran nice one Wink
23 May 2011 6:25PM
A big congrats on your well deserved award
I think this would look great printed large for the wall
Tho' must admit I prefer darker images
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 May 2011 6:27PM
Interesting work Fran. Because I'm shortsighted, its easy for me to take my glasses off, look at it as a thumbnail and see it as a whole - and it works Smile
Brave work - its hard trying something new - but doesn't it make the grey cells work Smile
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
23 May 2011 6:58PM
Excellent image Fran. Considerably beyond my usual area so I cant offer any worthwhile suggestions -- except perhaps to say its a lovely shot.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
23 May 2011 7:17PM
different approach to textures with this one Fran, I like the treatment but think a little more of the vase needs to come through for me, just to anchor it into the image.
Regards Richard
Eviscera Plus
10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
23 May 2011 10:50PM
Im with Eric on this . Tis a fine palette and image !

Maybe drop some detail like grains of salt on the petals . and dont allow the textured b.g to "bleed" from the frame.

Far better to have contained the whole with a vignette.

Fine art is a recipe of complimentary tones , each the sum of its relevance.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
24 May 2011 12:16AM
Some good ideas here-- good to try a fresh idea--
Lovely image/work Fran, well done !

Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
24 May 2011 7:14PM
An excellent piece of digital artwork Fran, your creativity knows no bounds
26 May 2011 12:22AM
Look great on a canvas print Fran..Put it on my wall anyway....John

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