This is the full page with paint and some collage on it. Very quickly done, not much thought and no plan.
Here I cropped a section of the page and put some extra Photoshop lovin' into it. Seeing a waterfall behind a bridge that spans the centre ground, anchored to a big rock on the right, with some bamboo leaves waving in the foreground at the top, (see what I'm talkin' about?) I added some lines with a digital paintbrush to emphasize this vision.
And here I really dug into my Photoshop bag o'tricks, flipping the original image on its side and adding a scan of a Tibetan mandala from an old calendar to add texture and the illusion of a collaged element.
I call it a Question of Balance, though I'm not sure how well the composition is balanced--the perpendicular line cutting the "canvas" kept bothering me, but I couldn't resolve it.
But that's okay, I'm just trying things out.
I'm always grateful for any opinions or reactions to my little experiments, should you feel moved to make a comment. You might be happy to know that I've removed the Word Verification hoop from my blogs.
I received wonderful reactions to some of my previous digital art from British writer Deborah Lawrenson awhile back and she recently did me the honour of mentioning my work again on her blog, Provence, The Luberon and an Old House on the Hill, kindly adding links back to the work that touched her.
If you haven't discovered her talented writing, intriguing stories, and glimpses into this beautiful area of France, do pay a visit to her blog.
Maxims of the Week are on hiatus for a time but they'll be back!