This week’s still life exercise was a continuation of last week’s, another “spark” from that same catalog spread. Assignment: to create a vignette and hang or attach pompoms or bunting or something to the background. Well, I’m in full rebellion mode now. I don’t have any bunting, I’m not interested in pompoms, and besides, I draped a necklace over a flowerpot last week. Doesn’t that count?
Just kidding. Sort of.
Anyway . . . .
I collected a few goodies from my bookshelves and carried them up to
the spare bedroom my Studio, where I arranged them on my little antique maple writing desk.
Then I started playing with the pieces, trying different setups. After a few tries, I decided the Goldfinch was too much. That bright spot of color didn’t seem to fit with all the other muted tones, so I eliminated him from my next compositions. (Processed with Kim Klassen’s Lightroom preset kk_summersun)
I tried a dark background, and I did find something to hang up that made sense to me.
(Processed with kk_darklight preset)
With light background (the bare wall) and kk_truegrit preset.
(kk_darklight with some adjustments of my own)
If I had to turn in homework, this would be the one. As I look at it now, I can see things I’d like to change up a bit — maybe the placement of that little hanging ornament, for one — but overall I’m pleased with the way it turned out. And I enjoyed spending some time “in nature” even though it was again too cold (minus 15, brrrr) to go outside.