My art experiments – Pretend playing in the pretend snow
Time for some more art experiments: I was going through some pics taken when the snow was about (shhhhhh, better whisper in case it hears me and comes back …) and I thought I’d have a bit of fun with the images. These are the pics I took – yes, nothing special to write home about, BUT…….
It’s amazing what lurks under the surface of that snow…so I did a bit of excavation work…..
cleared a few paths…..
Cropped, super imposed and filled (no fancy footwork here). Just when I’d cleared the snow away, I decided to add some more. But I wasn’t happy with the composition at all, so a quick crop…
And ‘See Amidst the Winter’s Snow’ was born. Here are a couple of variations… old comic book colours maybe – but there wasn’t anything comical about that snow!
and finally this one which I warmed up slightly with what looks like something out of the Blitz-
As you can see from the original composition, the portrait formated pic didn’t really take off. So – waste not want not, I say – I decided to merge reverse images of the same shot and go with this;-
I think that the last image would make an interesting painting, if I turned the top roofs into tall chimney pots, contrasting Victorian industry with modern day living – progress marching through the constancy of the weather – I might be on to something. Some things will always be with us.