23 February 2011

Digital Pre-Raphaelite

Rossetti's Orchids

In 2008 I visited my brother in San Francisco. The first place we headed for was the Botanical Gardens, both being gardeners -- where else? These dainty blossoms were so white that the original photograph did not come out very well, so I decided to play with it in Photoshop.

After working from the negative, altering hues, adding textures and custom brushes, I felt that the image seemed to hail from a William Morris print or by one of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, such as Rossetti or Waterhouse. And the way the light acts in the negative format warms the entire piece. Sometimes moving into the realm of the fantastic works wonders for one's spirit -- hope you enjoy!

"Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye . . . 
it also includes the inner pictures of the soul."    
~  Edvard Munch

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Alexi said...

It's really made it interesting and beautiful!

Kelly M. said...

Yes, it was fun to work on, experimenting on how to alter it to something "extra-ordinary!"