Day 3 of my February Picture A Day challenge is grass. I decided to take it quite literally and took a photo of grass. Wild, uncut and green as can be. Okay, I did do a bit of coloring with it. Here's what I did: I took the picture into Photoshop and colored some of the grass blades magenta and a few others purple. Most at 50% opacity, a few at 30% and one 100%. Then I put another copy of the original picture overtop the colorized one and dialed it down to 50% opacity, then melded it all together. Kind of a fun practice session in colorizing.
It's no surprise that I love color. When I'm painting, I use acrylic paints because by the very nature of the paint, it is bright, bold and glossy. When I do digital painting and digital enhancements to my photos, most of the time it is about the color...brightening, changing, abstracting to create something new in vision and emotion. Years ago I taught adult art classes. One of the favorites was for beginners in color mixing, using acrylic paints. They were so much fun! I'm thinking of teaching that again. In the spring I may offer a class through the local art center. I'm also developing an online course. Mixing your own colors is fun and quite the discovery process. What do you think?