This is a work-in-progress. Today I started another project. As with yesterday's post of a photo collage on wood, I used an image of my dad with a boutonniere, an individual photo of him that I created from a group photo -- but this time I used the revised version (posted here March 5). I decided to collage the image to a wooden box, and then paint it. This is the first coat; this is not the final color.
To be continued. . . .
Yesterday I collaged this image onto wood. This is a digitally modified photo of my dad, posted here on August 28, 2014. I used some digital slight-of-hand in Painter to create this individual portrait from a very small image of my father in a group photo. I like the way this image looks with the wood grain showing through and was very happy with the result -- even though I had forgotten to use the revised version of the image, posted here on March 5, 2014.
Here is another necklace that I made yesterday, with rose quarts, purple beads, and gold metallic bells strung on a cotton cord. I made this as a gift for a friend who hosted us during a trip to England several years ago. This necklace is on its way to her now, and will be hand delivered in a few days. In was interesting to design a piece of jewelry with a specific person in mind. I hope she will like it.
Yesterday I finished my "Plum Nuts" necklace, and this project really was driving me crazy. I almost took the whole thing apart. But I finally got it to come together. I made some adjustments in the pattern and decided to add some teal green glass beads. I like wearing plum with teal and brown, so this works for me. This is made with wooden beads accented with incised beads, silver beads, and glass strung on a cotton cord. I finished it with knots and two little silver bells.
This is a necklace I started yesterday. I began with a large plum-colored dyed wooden bead, then started added some incised beads for texture, some silver beads for shine, and some wooden beads in various shapes and colors. I reworked the patterns and sequences of beads several times to come up with pleasing combinations. I worked on this necklace for longer that I planned to but it was still not finished, so I tied it off and took this photo. To be continued. . . .
This is a revision of an image that I posted here back on August 28, 2014. This picture of my dad as a young man really started with a group shot of my father with several other guys. The version I had was very small and marred with scratches, so I had to resize it and clean it up.Then I used Painter to resize the image, and used cut-and-paste, digital pastel, and color overlays to create an individual portrait. I posterized the image to create the textures. All this created a picture of my dad that is one of my favorites, but I wasn't happy with the composition because I didn't like the placement of the trees in the background. I wanted the foliage on the left to extend all the way to the border, so today I opened the image in Painter again, and use more cut and paste as well as digital pastel to create more trees in the background. I am glad I went to the trouble to do that because now I like the image even better.