Remember the post about the mixed media piece I did from the book, “Taking Flight” by Kelli Rae Roberts? I wasn’t thrilled with it because there were too many colors going on and the colors I’d chosen weren’t making me happy either. I’m definitely a novice when it comes to color mixing.
But still, I couldn’t just leave it as is and move on – I had to try to improve it somehow- that, or completely cover the canvas with gesso.
I attempted to play down some of the colors by adding more blue to it and I was ok with that but still not lovin’ it. I usually take pictures of the art-making process to help me remember what steps I’d taken along the way and I’d done that with this piece also.
After adding more blue and a couple of highlights and before covering it and starting over I decided to drop the image into Photoshop to see what I could do to change it in that way.
Here are the results.
I know I keep talking about filters but I just think being able to see something in a completely different light can be helpful. These changes are easy to make and very forgiving – since you’re only working on the digital file while leaving the original art intact.
Check it out…