Monday, February 15, 2010

Breaking a Block

Sometimes it's not good to be too enamored of a piece of art whose purpose is to provide inspiration for your own original piece. I love the painting June has sent along to provide my February challenge inspiration and, as a result, find my creative musings over it are stuck in a rut.

A little play in Paint Shop Pro can often break that block by letting the random effects modes pick and choose colors from the painting and arrange them in surprising ways.

The kaleidoscope reflection effect remains my favorite, and I saved over 20 different versions.

Would you think that any of these versions started as a desert landscape, let alone the same desert landscape? They are definitely helping me to think beyond the obvious.

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