Watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life… a mirror of one’s own character.
Let it be unpredictable and colorful.
Baby it’s cold outside… and I’ve got a nasty cold inside. It’s been a rough week for me in the health department. I’ve been battling a really nasty virus that my doctor likened to the flu… only worse. Guess my chicken soup cure on Saturday didn’t work and there’s not much modern medicine can do for me either. So I’ve been sticking close to home, sleeping a bunch and drinking lots of fluids. I’m trying to get better before I head off on another trip this Saturday.
Looking back on the past week’s photos I can see moments of creativity (February 19) and moments where I was totally slacking off (February 21 – in my defense I was running a 102 temperature yesterday!) Hoping to land back on the creative side of things today, but realizing my energy is still pretty low, I decided to revisit a tried-and-true technique: turning ordinary objects into abstract art. Similar to what I did back on January 23, today I played around with turning macro photographs of ice into digital art.
I have to say I love how these images turned out. The effect of applying color to an otherwise monotone image frees the mind to interpret what it is seeing in new ways. For example, in the image above I see a stag wandering through a winter scene with a jagged peak in the background. In the first image below I see a rosy winter sunset over a frosty blue mountain range. The final image brings to mind waves on a shore or a coral reef.
What do you see?
And because it’s always fun to see the ‘before’ on any transformation, here are the original images straight out of camera …or iPhone in this instance 🙂