The luscious colours of this blue-purple image were the result of playing about with my latest i-pad painting, the original version being shown below.
I really enjoy painting and drawing in red and black, but for a change I decided to limited myself to red on this 'Brushes' image.
Never able to leave anything alone, I then enjoyed myself playing with digital variations.
For this darker version I took the image into my 'Snapseed' App for a dramatic change, and somehow now the flower looks quite threatening.
I love the faded sepia-toned effect, and the ragged border of this quite different image using another Snapseed variation.
Really different this one. I would never in a month of Sundays think of painting this, even if I could be patient and careful enough to cope with all those ovals. This was the result of taking the original into the 'ArtCircleHD' app, and choosing one of the options for circles. I like it, and can't look at it without feeling that everything is moving.
As a change, I took the original into Photoshop, and varied the hue and saturation of the image until I found this green/turquoise to please me.
Playing around like this is fun, but it also has value in making me think about colour, and about how I can approach an image with more conventional art materials in a different way.
Finally, another one that really pleases me, created by adding the Trace Edges filter on Photoshop to the original image. All very enjoyable.