I've become very interested in Kim Klassen's artwork. She creates beautiful still life textured photographs that are all soft and dreamy.
Here's my attempt at a few textured photos of my own.
Not a very soft and dreamy still life, I'm afraid. I seem to be drawn to the darker side of things. I think it needs more blur.
|Here are two unaltered versions of a pretty place near my house.|
|And how lucky, it started to snow. I was hoping it would, and voila, there it was! It was mostly slush but, whatever.|
As you can see, the place has been boarded up for some time. My husband enjoys the haunted feel of it. I prefer a more lived in look. Maybe curtains and a dash of chimney smoke?
First, I cut and pasted the only window left on the building and stuck it on top of the boards. Then I did the same with a section of grass over the watering equipment in the front yard. After retouching it using a paintbrush in Photoshop, it didn't look half bad. Next I overlayed the photo with a few of Kim Klassen's textures, which made the colours really vibrant. And I like that, but as I mentioned I'm trying to go all dreamy, the way Kim does. Time for a redo.
Here, I exchanged the dark textures with a pinky one. Then refitted the bottom window from three panes to four, and cropped the whole photo. So much for all that fiddling around I did getting the equipment out of the shot. Truthfully though, I think I prefer the dark one. I'm going to try printing it on some fancy photo paper. I'm hoping I'll be more impressed.
It's supposed to snow here in the Valley tonight. I mean, really snow! Yay, where's my mitts.