Saturday, September 19, 2009

Collage in Process....

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Jardins de Bagetelle
This is a digital collage I worked on earlier in the summer and then put away. I've started to work on it again as of today.
It began with a photograph I took of a spectacular rose (not so coincidentally of the same name) in my garden two years ago. The actual Jardins de Bagetelle is contained within the Bois de Boulogne in Paris and these particular roses were favored by Marie Antoinette. My decision to purchase this species was because of its heavenly sweet fragrance. At even the hint of a bloom, the aroma lilts gently through the air. I can't quite ever seem to quench my 'thirst' for it in the summer months. As you can see, there have been a number of layers (probably around 40 or more) added since then. I am still tweeking it and have versions of it in four different pallettes although today, this is my preferred combination and value. Stay tuned for probably several more revisions! Due to past 'piracy' I've uploaded it in a low res setting. Sorry. It is a large digital (which also makes for time consuming editing with my snail of a computer). It measures approx. 21 x 21 inches.
Original Photograph

4 comments:

layers said...

I am amazed at what you are able to do with an original photograph-- with layers and additions and enhancing-- and coming up with something so much more unique.

Egmont said...

I am saddened to learn your image has been 'pirated'. The fact that there are those who cannot honour another persons work and cause us to protect our creations by shrinking it voice, hurts everyone.
By not being able to see it on a larger scale and be allowed to appreciate its beauty, rubs you the artist as well as the viewer of becoming one.

Bea said...

It's beautiful. I want to reach into my screen and touch the petals. You do amazing work, you do. Thanks for sharing this with us. :)Bea

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Rose photo is beautiful. I will look forward to see what you do with the collage - looking good!