Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Creative Photography: If I Painted




If I could paint abstract watercolors would be my thing. All soft colors and melting lines.

Mia was very interested in the camera and kept coming closer and closer while I shot away. I didn't like the results especially her eyes. While trying to salvage one good close-up I started to play around with what a painting (If I Painted) of Mia might look like.

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40 comments:

Raven said...

I love it. Even blurred, that eye has great expression in it. I like the colors too.

Ivanhoe said...

It sure looks like a painting to me ;o) Cool idea, Di!

Dianne said...

raven - it is her purple towel of course! heaven forbid the purple towel go missing lol
she was very content and calm and with no flash and a dim room her eyes look best.

ivanhoe - thanks! playing piano and painting have always been two things I tried and just clearly had no skill for :)

Gattina said...

That's very creative !! Looks already like a painting !

The Mountain Cat said...

purdy colours.

Shelly said...

I like it! Great kitty capture.

Kimmie said...

Hey Dianne!

Great Shot! I love how you used your effects to get that painted look. It sure did work. Love the kitty *of course*, and the colors also. Very nice entry! :-)
Hugs,
Kimmie

Akelamalu said...

I didn't get what it was until you said. Great shot Dianne.

Dianne said...

gattina - thanks, it's the closest I'll come to painting, I'm better w/out paint lol

mountain cat - thanks, I love your artistic side ;)

thanks shelly - it was a total accident lol

kimmie - I love the colors and I really love how Mia's eyes appear - thanks so much! I loved your butterfly - more great colors

akelamalu - well then it sure is an abstract ;)

Ron said...

OK...can I just tell you how much I LOVE this photograph!!!!

It DOES look like a painting.

Hey...I'm with you, Dianne.

Watercolor for me, is my favorite form of art. There's something about the melting lines that I enjoy looking at. Almost like a pastel. I've tried it a few times, and discovered how challenging it is (getting the right water and paint consistancy). It definately takes practice.

Thanks for sharing this photo, Dianne.

I really enjoy looking at your work!

bobbie said...

This one is great. I love some of the effects we get "by accident". Better than what we intended. I can see you doing a painting like this.

Bond said...

Surreal... Really interesting perspective...

Good Luck

Patti said...

Very pretty photo, Dianne. I agree with the others that it looks like a watercolor.

Good luck in Roger's contest!

I love looking at everyone's entries.

Dianne said...

ron - my favorite part of watercolors is the texture of the brushstrokes, almost like creating shadows. thank you so much for your enthusiasm, it always makes my day. :)

bobbie - I have very grand fantasies of being in a smock, covered in paint, somewhere in the Northwest, by the ocean - wine country probably lol
glad you like my painting by accident ;)

definitely surreal bond, thanks!!

patti - traveling around the links is my favorite part. I get so many ideas and inspirations and so much enjoyment out of all the sites I visit. and I have met such great new people - like you and ralph :)

Tammy said...

What a cool picture!

Kim said...

I really like this...I have a whole series of blurry photos of my Scare D Cat (Sophie)...they are almost the only photos I have of her, so this sort of photo really touches me!

Ralph said...

An Impressionist painting with a bit of abstract thrown in for good measure.

Mia is really inquisitive, and nothing can get in the way of a curious cat. Non-verbal communication, but you know what she wants!

The contrasts between the graym green, white, pink (nose) and lavender are stunning.

Would Siren sit still for her portrait??

Cherie said...

Sweet! :D

Dianne said...

thanks tammy :)

kim - I'm getting more comfortable with the editing software so I'm bolder now with blurry shots, trying to find something in them I guess. I'm happy it touched you, that's very sweet of you to say :)

ralph - thank you! it was the colors and the predominant purple (her towel lol) that made me stick with this one. Mia isn't hard to photograph it's just that her eyes are so runny, even when healthy that the liquid always casts odd colors and just makes her look demonic, which she isn't.
Siren always comes out crystal clear so it never occurred to me to create a 'watercolor' of him but now I think I'll try.

cherie! ma cherie! I love, love, love when you pop up

Roger said...

Very nice Dianne that came out cool! Thanks for your Creative Photography submission.

Star8278 said...

Sooo cute. Love the composition.

napaboaniya said...

It does look like soft water painting :) That eye is curious! :)
Good luck!

Michelle said...

I think the water colors look awesome. Mia must love her picture taken huh?

Smalltown RN said...

that is great....and very creative...art is truly in the eye of the beholder....what floats one's boat may sink another....but does it really matter as long as it gives you pleasure...

Carletta said...

I'm going to have to check out this creative photography I see you all doing. I tried to get my cat today for Project Black and all I got was an eye!
I agree with Raven - you can see the expression in that one eye!

the walking man said...

Now that i know what a mouse sees I think I'll have to lay off cheese sandwiches for awhile.

Lori Stilger said...

Intriguing shot! Thanks for visiting my shot, too. :) Good luck in the contest!

Dianne said...

roger - thanks!!

star - I appreciate that, I played around cropping for quite a bit to try and get some blend of colors. Mia's big ole white patch by her nose kept causing trouble :)

napaboaniya - thanks! I love that the colors came through.

michelle - I think she just wants to bite the camera lol - especially if the strap is dangling.

smalltown rn - one of the most wonderful things to come from all the photography projects is that I see things in so many more angles and I have a lot more confidence.

carletta - definitely check it out! your photographs are wonderful and it's fun.
Mia's eyes are a problem and it's amazing to me how much better it looks blurry than it does in a clear shot.

mark - that's priceless!! I could have named it 'View From a Mouse' - you're so clever.

lori - your shot is wonderful, made me want to try even more edit techniques. thanks lori :)

Odat said...

That is great!!! You should frame that!
Peace

CG said...

If you painted I'd buy one of your canvases!!

tt said...

That would look great blown up very large and placed on a wall in your home!!! or mine ;)

Dianne said...

odat - thanks!! I'm thinking of looking into transferring it to a small blanket or a quilt - and then give it to Mia.

cg - that's very sweet of you but I think you might want to truly re-think that LOL

tt - as I mentioned to Odat, I'm going to see how it looks larger and then make a comfy for Mia. you're a sweetie!

Charlene said...

diane, i wanted to let you know that all of the prayers and good thoughts worked~~dad is now in local hospital receiving stroke therapy and mom's dr just called and she does not have a reoccurance of her bladder cancer~~thanks so much for everything

Reb said...

I love it, a great combination of colours and perspective.

Linda said...

I think it's absolutely beautiful! I love the eye itself but more than that I like the colors.

Dianne said...

charlene - I hope that means you can get a little rest and a bit of time for yourself!

reb - wow thanks so much

linda - thanks! Mia and purple - perfect together lol

Michelle said...

That really IS creative...

Dianne said...

thanks Michelle!

Geraldine said...

What an interesting composition. YOur cat is a real cutie!!!!

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Dianne said...

thanks geraldine! and Mia says thanks too, she's very pleased with her 'painting' :)