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A Garden to Tend
I started this series in fall 2004 and finished, finally, during the summer of 2007. Nature is a big inspiration to me and the subject of "A Garden to Tend" started with planting, watching, weeding, watering, and photographing, different plants. Gardening is full of successes and heartache and the 'gardening' continued with this series for quite some time.

I also think of this piece as an evolution of art. It started with transforming my digital photos of my garden to a Photoshop rendered collage, then creating a painting from that, followed by scanning the painting to manipulate into the third panel, and finally painted on top of the third for a combo of computer-generated art/painting to make the last. Sounds complicated, but essentially I just kept transforming the same image with slight variations using either the computer or oil paint. Located in my dinning room, it's a wonderful way to enjoy my garden during the winter months, especially since it no longer taunts me unfinished in my studio. I'm enjoying it because it still feels like a harvest from a long gone garden.
By Heather on January 14, 2008 at 1:19pm EST Topic(s): 2007 gardens oil painting painting computer art photoshop

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Heather
I threw in the last picture of the sunflower because Pale gave it to me around the time I finished this series and I felt like getting artsy with the camera. I thought it was fun :P
1/14/2008 at 1:27pm EST
Mike I like the way you used custom images for the gallery. ;) It all looks really cool.

I'm not sure why putting a number as a topic is screwing up the popular topics section, but I will look into it.
1/14/2008 at 9:09pm EST
Mike Fixed it. Popular topics are showing up correctly now. :)
1/14/2008 at 10:31pm EST

loosgroov
i love it. i really love your banner/background too. it's awesome.
1/15/2008 at 1:55am EST
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