Early last November I posted about a walk I took in the Acton Arboretum. I liked how the photos I took looked abstract out of context. You can see them all here, if you like.
In December and January I've been working on little 4.25" square mixed-media pieces based on some of those photos. I love the movement of the curvy grasses in the image above, so I used paint to create that effect. Here are the first three based on the photo above. (Their numbering starts at 2, because a postcard for the Fountain Street Fine Art anniversary show was #1!)
Arboretum #2 never got the grasses -- it was so full and complete without them that I decided against adding the overlay. This happens often -- I start out with one intent, and then have to go with the flow when something else I like happens!
Since I still intended on capturing the grasses, I made sure to keep the foliage simpler on Arboretum #3 and #4, so there would be visual space for the grasses. Lots of movement in these two!
Currently I'm working on 4 more mixed-media pieces inspired by this photo -- I'll share them when they're done!