First Night Design | Written in Flowers

Beautiful work!

First Night Design

Written in Flowers © First Night DesignWritten in Flowers © First Night Design

This piece was, to some extent, a glorious digital version of throwing paint at a canvas and swirling it around with a palette knife without any idea of what, if anything, was going to come out of it! I layered several images and textures of my making and one from Kerstin Frank. I played around for hours changing blend modes and transparency, lightening and darkening, adding and deleting, colouring and de-saturating — you name it, if there was a Photoshop tool for it, I used it!

The faint type you can see through the flowers is a vintage theatre programme from my collection. The flowers are from Vintage Art Download and wildly distorted from their original shape. Who says they have to be recognisable flower-shapes?

“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” Katharine Hepburn

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like…

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