This week I did an exercise from David du Chemin’s Visual Imagery book. The exercise was to buy a bouquet of flowers and create abstracts focused on line and color. In this post I highlight how color can shift the entire nature of an image and abstract it to the point where the subject is unrecognizable. Anyone want to take a guess what the cover image on this post is?
So true confessions. I have a huge aversion to 1970’s color palettes. Maybe that was the era to which I contribute my greatest awkwardness (but the 80’s hair comes in a close second)……or just too many episodes of the Brady Bunch. At any rate, I love sunflowers, but am not crazy about the yellow and green renderings when I create abstracts. I often work to change the color scheme. The images below are the before and after images of macro shots taken with the Canon 65mm of sunflower stems and their petals. I love this lens when I am creatively stuck and have time to experiment. I processed them using Topaz Restyle and Alien Skin Snap Art 4.
Next week, I will post other images from this exercise that more closely align to the true nature of the assignment.