I wanted to use a photo that no longer seemed so worthy, and making it work in some other way. I set out to change either the season, palette or time of day. I did some thumbnails and then put the photo in black n white on my computer so I could concentrate on values, not colors.
In this original photo, I mainly liked how the creek drew the eye into the landscape. But being Spring, it was too much of the same green, the trees were boring and the sky completely washed out. I decided I wanted to add the mood of a moonlit evening, complete with fireflies.
|"Firefly Dance" 9x12 pastel $150.|