Wednesday, March 14, 2012

~ Vintage Feel Of Gentler Days ~

We have a new Inspiration Avenue host for this week's challenge, Shel, and her challenge for us is "Vintage Photography" to capture the feel of days gone by. Now this, I have to say, had me stumped for awhile because i'm a painter, and rarely does my work have an old fashioned or vintage feel. I tried "aging" a couple of my paintings and the results were just OK at best; but it was when i took out an old painting that things changed.

This is a watercolor painting that i did of my daughter about 18 years ago.

Below is the painting after I cropped it and put it through a few filters and this is the result, and to my surprise, i like this version much better!!

It's not too late to join the fun & try the IA challenge, in fact why  don't you join our team? We'd really love to have you! :)



18 comments:

  1. I really like how you have changed a painting to make it Vintage - and achieved it!

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    1. Oh thanks Ann, you're so sweet to stop by & say that! :D btw, i saw your post on 'Dunkery Beacon' wow what a wonderful painting Ann!!:D

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  2. Love it, Dianne! Isn't it nice to be able to manipulate a photo of a painting and make it look great? This is the first time I've done computer manipulation and I was thrilled with the outcome too!
    Best,
    Jenn of www.JustAddWaterSilly.com

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    1. Yes i loved doing that too! i'd like to start playing around with more of my work like this, but i'd have to get prints made before i could use or sell any of it... nevertheless it was fun!
      hugs & talk with ya later! :)

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  3. It's GORGEOUS...Impressionist-ish...love it!

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    1. oh thanks so much Abby! btw, i was at your blog & read your posting.... so rich & moving! loved it! thanks again for dropping by! :)

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  4. Your painting is beautiful! It does have that vintage feel. I am really loving your blog!

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    1. Oh thank you so much! I'm glad you stopped by, & i enjoy your blog as well! :D

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  5. Gorgeous results! I love how you went about this challenge.

    ps; I'm your newest follower & I added your button to my sidebar :)

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    1. Hey there Kaili! thanks! and thanks for following too!

      * Speaking if following, KAILI's BLOG will be 1 year old soon and only needs a few more followers to reach 100! Go help her top 100 and follow her as a blog birthday gift!* :D

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  6. This is lovely, Diane! It has a whole different feel than the original. Your daughter in the painting looks like she could be from any era. I love the color palette too!

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    1. Hi Maggie! you're right it does have an entirely different feel, and i love this color palette much better. thanks bunches for stopping by! :D

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  7. Once again, PS to the rescue! This is a great interpretation and lovely painting! Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Hi Terrie! at first i wondered what you meant by PS then it dawned on me... Photo Shop! i really wish i knew how to work PS, it way too complicated for me. For this i used Picnic, which is easy peasy! unfortunatly they are shutting down in April... i still haven't been able to find a SIMPLE photo editing tool that doesn't freeze my pc.
      But i do thank you for your kind thoughts and for stopping by!! :D

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  8. I am genuinely impressed with this manipulated photo of your painting. It's always wonderful when you can like something better after it's been manipulated. Awesome.

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    1. thanks so much Elizabeth! I liked what you did for the challenge as well!! :) and thanks for the mention of Photofunia, i'm going to check it out & see if that will be a good replacement for my beloved Picnic! :)

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  9. I love love love your free and easy use of watercolor here! (Well, it might not have been easy, but you made it look that way!)

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  10. Beautiful! You achieved another wonderful piece of art.

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