Hope all is well in your corner of the world. It's bitterly cold here in Quebec, Canada but we are not in the midst of a major snowstorm as are most areas in the northeast tonight.
Requests have been made for earlier reminders about our once a month link up Photo Art Friday. The next edition of PAF is scheduled for Friday, February 7th - but the doors always open on the Thursday for early birds.
The optional theme for the February edition is Geometric/Graphic/Angular.
Any art that features some graphic lines will do! For example here's a piece of 'geometric or graphic photo art:
Photo, texture and Photoshop Filter, Poster Edges created this piece of photo art. The graphic lines in the texture (once treated in Photoshop) could be taken as other high-rise buildings. Photo and texture are below:
The photo, with reflections and dirt on the roof window of the car was taken while stuck in traffic on Sherbrooke St. in Montreal, last fall.
The texture applied was made from a photo (frankly I cannot recall which photo) using
Filter>Distort>Wave in Photoshop. The texture is from my private collection and not yet available to the public.
Here's a sweet, free texture with graphic lines that could make it something you can use as a background or enhancement for the February theme for PAF. Enjoy!
To download your free copy of pdpa Graphique texture, simply click HERE.
I'm still spending all available time in my studio painting. In an effort to educate myself about art styles and techniques I have acquired many books on art and watched hundreds of YouTube videos of gallery shows, art history documentaries and live artist demos/tutorials.
I then go to my studio and use what I have learned in my own way/style. The whole experience has been absorbing, exhilarating, frustrating, at times discouraging, but overall exciting and rewarding.
My 'live-in art consultant' and Fine Art graduate from the renowned Ecole de Beaux Arts says I am making good progress.
He does not, however, pull punches with his specific critiques of the paintings! I have heard a variety of reactions from: "hmmmm", "interesting", "not finished - keep at it", "not your best" and even a couple of "are you kidding me??"s! The rare "wow", "impressive", "one of your best" are really encouraging.
Most encouraging, however, was when I found him with hammer and nails in hand saying "Let's decide where we can hang some of these paintings."
I have yet to acquire the proper lighting with which to take good photos of the paintings. When I feel I have finally captured the paintings as they truly are I will share some here.
Until we next meet, be well ... and if you have time leave a comment and let me know how you are and what you are up to!