"Primordial" from the Elements series
This is the same photograph as the last post, altered a bit. It was a really satisfying picture originally, and I could have just left it alone, but where's the fun of that? I'm a painter, so I started fussing with it. I stretched it, resized it, added more on three sides, adjusted the colors and levels and focus, took out a little rock, added several more, strengthened some areas, faded others out a bit, darkened some things and lightened some, worked a lot on the water and the stripes, made the front shape into more of a crawling reptile with faces on both ends, added other faces, highlights, and just had a jolly good time. Spent way too much time on it, but now I like it even more. Had it printed really big. Got to look at it for a long time, which is the part I like. Changed the name because of the creaturely aspect of the front shapes.
It's interesting how often there is an almost spontaneous evolution of images into something else. Some images have spawned whole family lines. Many more would like to.
Nancy Freeman has a decades-long fascination with digital art which she supports by painting portraits and teaching various art subjects. Right now she devotes most of her creative time to digital art because it's so satisfying.