Category: Painting

Moon Studies

Moon Studies

I used the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera to take pictures of the moon, here is an example:

August Moon

I then had the idea of using the moon as a backdrop to create some different images:

Moon Tree

The above image was created using Adobe Photoshop and Topaz Labs Impression. I wanted a soft effect on the moon as this helps remove the noise (a side effect of zooming into the moon). To create the tree, I used a brush to create the silhouette of the tree; it is all about making sure the tree is placed in the correct place; I was going to add more trees but felt one was enough.

To create the tree, I used a brush to create the silhouette of the tree; it is all about making sure the tree is placed in the correct place; I was going to add more trees but felt one was enough.

Face of the Moon

In the above image, again I used Adobe Photoshop and also Topaz Labs Impression to create the soft pastel appearance. I also used Topaz Labs ReStyle to alter the colours to the warm hues. I wanted to create an image based on the crescent shaped moon seen in various forms of media such as television, cartoons, etc. Also in some media, the moon is depicted anthropomorphically.

I wanted to create an image based on the crescent shaped moon seen in various forms of media such as television, cartoons, etc. Also in some media, the moon is depicted anthropomorphically.

I used selection techniques to create the silhouette of the face, which was placed on the moon and positioned. The end result is a crescent moon represented by a face. Indeed this is a subject I will explore further.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the images. If you would like to buy any of the images used, there are various prints available via 500px, DeviantArt and other sites, all links found under the heading Work For Sale on the right of your screen.

Crook Hall and Gardens

Crook Hall and Gardens

Website: crookhallgardens.co.uk

When you visit Durham City in North East England, plan a visit Crookhall and Gardens. (Twitter: @CrookHall).

The gardens are full of history with little secluded areas, beautiful flowers and ornamental sculptures and statues.

You can also visit the The Medieval Hall which is the oldest part of Crook Hall.

Here are a few pictures I have taken over the years. You can also view the photos in the Crook Hall Flickr Album via this link: www.flickr.com/photos/dominart/albums/72157621877348020

Crook Hall House