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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Inspired By Paintings

Inspiration can come from many sources including still life paintings. Our assignment this week for Be Still 52 was to create a still life photo that was inspired by a painting. I looked at many paintings before I decided to do the two below. As I've worked on the assignments for this class, I've tried to used nature whenever possible.

I wanted to use my large swan feather so I used a dark cutting board for the background. I've been enjoying the richness of darker tones in my photography lately.


I went with a lighter background, osnaburg fabric, for this second one.



If you'd like to see the paintings that sparked my creativity you can use the links below.


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11 comments:

  1. Such beautiful feathers, Cathy. I especially love the composition of the first image and the contrast in texture of the feathers. They look beautiful on that dark cutting board.

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  2. Feathers are such a lovely photo prop. Good work, Cathy! Very nicely done, indeed.

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  3. I love hearing all about the assignments from Be Still - and this one sounds interesting. I checked out the paintings that were your spark, and you did a lovely job interpreting the images and making them your own. That little frame of twigs is simple but it adds so much to your first image. Like you, I can't get enough of nature as my subject.

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  4. Now I need to know what birds all the feathers belonged to! A very creative display for your assignment.

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  5. The first image is my fave .....I love the contrast between the lightness of the feathers and the dark and heavy board. Both these photos, in spite of being inspired by another artist, still seem, to me, to have your trademark.

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  6. Nice job, Cathy. I like that you used a dark background to show off that beautiful, downy swan's feather.

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  7. Cool! I clicked and saw the photos. Now I am going to google what kind of fabric that is. Happy autumn to you, Cathy!

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  8. What a great creativity booster! I love what you have done with your feathers and how well you have captured the essence of these lovely photographs.

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  9. Fantastic interpretations of those paintings! I love that you have been using nature in your photos so much:)

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  10. Love the simple approach to this, so so good.

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