Friday, November 17, 2017

Avian Alchemist

I started to work with this photo of a Northern Flicker and remembered I had some flicker feathers in a vase. I printed out the original photo and then arranged the feathers on the print to photograph. I only had one of the yellow wing feathers, so I took 3 photos of the feathers arranged at the left, center and right of the print. I merged those 3 photos with the one of the bird and then ran my filters on that image. I gave the piece the title of Avian Alchemist, because this yellow-shafted flicker looks like a brown bird until he flies and the undersides of his wings and tail are yellow -- so he seemingly turns to gold.

Summer Home

Little did I know when I made this 6"H x 12"W piece that I'd have two people asking for it immediately after posting it on my Facebook page! I sold it to one person and will run out the same filtered photos a second time and make a variation of the art piece. Both responded to the mass of yellow flowers. What do you think of this piece or any of my others?