Sunday, May 8, 2016

Seeking Piet the Minimalist #1 to #3 Digital Artwork Series

Seeking Piet the Minimalist #1

With a piece of old canvas (landscape work) from the past and some little digital work plus the music of  Yusef Lateef playing The Plum Blossom in the background came this piece, a homage to Piet Mondrian. 

Used a scanner to make a jpeg of the landscape…. then digitally blurred it out with software ACDSee. From there just let the creative process take over and played in the sandpit of life.

This being the first attempt at the motifs used here as a digital artwork, I may look into it deeper. Not quite sure if it works…. will see.
The most potent muse of all is our inner child. – Stephen Nachmanovitch 

Seeking Piet the Minimalist #2

Using the same techniques as in Seeking Piet the Minimalist #1 this second go at creating a digital artwork has some promise. Still not hundred percent convinced, but I don’t give up that easy, this could work.

Second attempt definitely visually more appealing to me as the first attempt. As it should be. Do like the push and pull effect with the blurred images in relation with the unblurred. 

Music still Yusef Lateef but the tune is titled “Yesterdays”, great flute playing by Yusef.

Seeking Piet the Minimalist #3

Now this looks promising. Music in background changed completely too…. can it be? From first attempt to the second Seeking Piet the Minimalist #2, Piet Mondrian is getting closer to be found. Should I continue to seek? 

YES… this now has potential to become part of my digital artwork series to see how far one can go with it. Note, potential… always the doubt. And the music…. the acclaimed Tokyo String Quartet performing Beethoven’s exhilarating String Quartet in F Major. 

The major changes I made regarding the other two “Seeking Piet the Minimalist” was two of the motifs were converted into negatives. The larger bottom section and the indentation color swatch. NOW… seeing how this turned out will make it more challenging to improve on this one. 

Will either stay with the format or have to begin a whole new approach to this series/theme. Playing in the sandpit of life is FUN.

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