Here I am a little late to the party again but I sure did enjoy Bonnie's challenge this week for Photo Art Friday. Working primarily with textures and perhaps a single other image of our choice, we were to produce an abstract piece to hang in the gallery this week. I started out early in the week and came up with the image below fairly quickly. It consists of a background layer of pdpa "Blank Page", a layer of pdpa "Splashes of Gold" and 2 layers of pdpa "Leafy Landscape" with one of them flipped vertically. I do not remember the blend modes but I did make some adjustments to the brightness and contrast. The piece sat in that state for five days before I got back to it and added the quote.
The next two images are built upon the first with the addition of another texture layer, pdpa "Golden Bokeh". Using the "difference" blend mode the colours just popped in a delightful palette of blues and greens that I am totally smitten with.
This final image was flipped both vertically and horizontally and has an additional image layer . . . a single tulip. A different opacity percentage shifted the colour range in some parts of the piece but it still is clearly related to the one above .
I am very pleased with the way these all turned out. I feel like the intensity of the colours matches the range of emotions I have experienced over these last weeks dealing with some difficult health issues and that is why the quote I chose resonates so deeply with me. Some things are just too hard to articulate any other way and engaging in the creative process allows me to express what I don't have words for.
Hoping you all have a wonderful weekend.
Take some rest and have some fun.
Blessings, dear friends,