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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


Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
23 May 2011 4:33PM
A very artistic image Fran. Looks lovely.............Sandy
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
23 May 2011 4:53PM
Superb work, Fran, most effective. Carol
BlueRoom 14 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 13 2 32 England
23 May 2011 5:42PM
Many thanks Eric for your observations and thoughtful comment, much appreciated.

andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2011 5:58PM
fantastic work fran nice one Wink
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
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
13 367 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 13 3 73 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 13 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 14 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
16 47 14 United States
24 May 2011 12:16AM
Some good ideas here-- good to try a fresh idea--
24 May 2011 7:44AM
Lovely image/work Fran, well done !

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

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