Saturday: Wasabi or Fresh Apple…

Day 100 of 365:

{Simple, Single Image on Saturday}

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Green is deliciously crisp, isn’t it?  It’s a colour that makes me feel alive.

Trying to decide which of these vibrant expressions of green to paint the walls of my currently drab laundry room.  Wasabi, Fresh Apple or Luscious Lime?  This photo doesn’t do the actual colour chips justice…this is a really hard decision to make!

Of all the rooms in the house, the laundry room is where I most definitely need an injection of the energy green gives me, so…

Which green is the right green?

*…decisions, decisions…*

 

Happy Saturday, folks!

 

-Janice 🙂

 

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(my response to today’s One Word Prompt on The Daily Post: Green)

 

Letting My Imagination Take Over

Maybe it’s because I wish I could paint, but cannot.  I am disaster with a paint brush…unless you’re looking for really, really abstract artwork.  Or maybe it’s because sometimes I find my original image just plain boring.  However, it may also be because I could not do most of this before software like Photo Shop and Corel Photo came along.  There is only so much manipulation you can achieve in a conventional, old fashioned darkroom.

Whatever the reason, sometimes – but not all the time – I start out with this:

And end up with this:

The story-teller in me likes to take things a step further.  I am always curious to see what might unfold – I like the idea of creating new, bigger things from what already exists.  If you can take your simple rose, and turn it into a gorgeous watercolour – why not?  If every picture tells a story, why not expand it into an epic tale?

I posted a few photographs like the one above a while back.  I used to shy away from too much digital manipulation, but I am playing around with these techniques more and more.  Honestly, it is fun to just let your mind wander and your imagination take over.  You never know where you’ll end up, what the end result may be or what you’ll learn along the way.

Here are the links to my other two posts featuring “re-imaged” images of mine:

The Alternative

Bulrushes

Here’s one that I got really funky with:

Flipping Colour

Discarded

Discarded paint.  Colours that are no longer needed, the paint jobs are all finished.  What was once a carefully selected group of tones and hues – custom mixed to embrace and highlight, is now nothing more than a pile of rusty pails.