Maryellen Bauer  

Learning Experience by Maryellen Bauer

September 2020 - Learning Experience

September 2020 - Maryellen Bauer

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September 2020 - Maryellen Bauer

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About the Image(s)

I was inspired by this Paul Signac portrait that I saw in the newspaper. I thought it would be fun to try something like it. Hours later I was no longer having fun but I couldn’t let it go. I’m sure there is a much easier way to get a pinwheel design than the way I did it. I began filling the segments with photos but I didn’t like how it looked. So that led me into learning how to create patterns which was fun. I went through several different color schemes and several different bodies before I finally settled on my grandson in front of a work that fascinated him in a gallery we were visiting together. I also used that pointillize filter. Anyway, I’d really like to start over but time is up! I did learn a lot.

4 comments posted

Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Wow! I just love what you created Maryellen!
Amazing work... the colors, the composition and the texture all all pleasing to look at.
Keep playing with this design idea... it's a winner!   Posted: 09/06/2020 19:43:38

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Maryellen, You inspire me with your experimentation on this one. It feels successful on many levels. My only suggestion is to consider increasing the contrast, darken the blacks and brighten the colors as I think it may have more punch, but that may be a personal preference.   Posted: 09/08/2020 22:22:08
Maryellen Bauer   Maryellen Bauer
Thanks. I agree. I feel that it is sort of drab. I need to try this again but brighter.   Posted: 09/11/2020 14:16:55

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Your grandson must have enjoyed this Maryellen. This image is beautifully created and carried out. I like the positions of your grandson and the pinwheel and the similarity to Paul Signac's work.
If I were doing this, I would be tempted to make it slightly lighter in color but that is my preference, not yours.

Great work!
  Posted: 09/19/2020 13:07:02


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