Tuesday, August 23, 2011
For this challenge, I thought of doing a number of things, my daughter running and a couple of others, but decided that I wanted to do one of my niece's fiance. I had hoped to do him fly fishing since I intend to do a series along that line, but she only had a picture of him launching his canoe in a river near Arden, North Carolina.
To do this one, I free-cut all the pieces, none of them were drawn ahead of time. I hope that this creates sort of an abstract, although I admit it isn't what I usually do when I abstract things... The yellowish blob is actually iridescent lame (imagine the accent there, although I admit this does look a little lame) which caught the light badly for the photo...it actually just gives a shimmer to that part of the water.
I don't think this is a particularly good composition. I am hoping that when I put more thread painted leaves and limbs in the background and the water, then it will be more interesting, at least texturally.
I thought of cropping it to this, however I don't feel that it gives the feeling of solitude that the larger view does. The extra water makes it look more....lonely in a way.
Any suggestions on improving this would be greatly appreciated.