Floral Abstract, part 1 …

I’ve called this ‘part 1’ to remind me to paint ‘part 2’! I’ve used this method before but decided to try a new colour scheme:

Tomorrow, I hope to try a slightly different version. I’m not sure if I will keep the same colours, I may well go for something unexpected!

A ‘Flare’ for a Flowery Photo …

I took a few photos of flowers today, the Fritillary is hidden in the front garden and there is just the one lonely flower! The rose is in a vase on the kitchen windowsill, having been bought this morning:

I then used a programme called ‘Flare’ on my computer to play around a bit with these images. I do think the flowers are beautiful in their own right but it was fun to see how these photos looked once they had been digitally altered.

Here are my 2 favourite results:


With each of the photos I tried to enhance the natural beauty of the flowers – I really like the light in the photo of the fritillary, it shines through the delicate pattern on the petals. I think that the rose looks almost ethereal, as if it would be blown away by the merest hint of a breeze.