Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mandarin Orange Monday

This is where I began today ... I will let you guess what it is :)
The first step is always to "orangify".  I do that various ways ... in this case I painted the background and then posterized it to get some depth.
I finished this version by using filters, starting with water color, lighting effects and one more filter which escapes me at the moment. 
I then decided to start again with a different approach, so I used the Enhance color adjust to "orangify".
Added one of Bonnie's (Pixel Dust Photo Art) textures ...
Some color ...
And finished with the Fresco filter
I know there are so many more options I have ... different approaches, but I seem to be stuck with the ones I use most of the time.  One of these days I will start exploring again, but, in the meantime, this is it, folks ... MOM

Have  A Great Week :)


  1. Andrea this must be my very favourite collection of your work! They just got better and better as I scrolled down.Hard to choose a favourite....maybe 2nd and 2nd last. The second last is cheery and positive....just what I need at the moment. And I really appreciated your perceptive comment on MoM. You really really do "read between the lines" and I think we must be very like minded in many ways. It is a pleasure to know you...and to look at and read about your art too:) It is such fun seeing how you have gone about things. Thanks for being such a special part of MoM:)

  2. Oops...I forgot to tell you my guess... a fried egg on a plate??

  3. Gorgeous. And I would guess an egg as well. Looking better than they usually do.

  4. Wow it really changed as you added different colors or textures- I like the last one best! Is it a cup of coffee with cream and chocolate bits?

  5. My guess would have been something (food) on a small plate. My goodness, you certainly had fun with this one. Isn't it amazing how just simple filters can change things so? I like your editing here, and I have to agree that the last one is probably the best. Now I have to go make something for MOM too. You have a great day, hugs, Edna B.

  6. And here I was thinking I needed to find something orange to photo today while out and about - but now I know I can just do something abstract...which actually seems a lot harder, I think I'll go look for something orange!

  7. HI These are wonderful works of art. I wish I could do this,perhaps one day. I have to be honest, I had not idea what the original was. I would agree not with Jane but look forward to finding out what you started with.

  8. I like the second approach better.
    And I know what you mean: I'm also set in my ways on how I edit my pictures.
    As long as we enjoy ourselves,
    why question it?!?
    Have a great week!!

  9. Very creative photography editing for Mandarin ~ thanks, carol ^_^

  10. I like the patterns on the plate(?) And my favourite is your final one. :)

  11. These are very fascinating! Isn't it fun to see the amazing things that you can do with photo editing. Could spend your entire day doing this! So fun