Week Five: (Day 12) Camouflage…Create or alter something so that it disappears into its background.
First of all, so sorry about the HUGE time gap between posts. My life got a bit chaotic (as life sometimes does) and I’m returning to a sense of normalcy now.
That being said, I decided to approach this challenge in a more abstract way as opposed to photo-realistic. Butterflies have great camouflage, but they only mimic the texture of bark and leaves.
So, I took lots of pictures: a few with my wood blank in front of the background to get a sense of scale and a ton of the tree with the vines. I cut the photos apart and the decoupaged them to the blank.
Unfortunately, so much time had passed between when I started this project and when I finished that the lighting had changed. And in hindsight, I should have used the photos that’s came out more “yellow” than the ones that came out more “blue.” But, she seems to blend pretty well.
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So beautiful! I’m glad to see you getting back to your art. I know that Greg was blown away by what you did for his new office. You are amazing! Dad & I are putting tile down in living-room and hallway. It’s a huge job for us but we’re taking our time. Hope to see you soon. Love, Mom. XXXOOOXXX!!!!