For those who think they aren't good at creating abstracts, I have created 3 easy lessons on creating successful abstract designs in any media. If you are interested, you can find "Lesson 1: Color" by clicking HERE. Lesson 1 has a link to "Lesson 2: UNITY" which has a link to "Lesson 3: ADDING VARIETY."
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First, I decided to close my eyes and randomly select a folder from my photo files. I landed on "Doors." I previewed the photos there and noticed that I had about 6 photos with red doors and black and/or tan in or around them, so I chose those photos and narrowed my choices to three.
THE TITLE: It just so happened that all of these photos were taken in the quaint historic village of Harmony, PA or nearby. At first I thought of calling it something like Harmony or Harmonious, but I didn't think that fit my final image. So I looked up antonyms of harmony and chose "dissonant." I decided "Dissonant Doors" fit the image and I liked the double D alliteration.
|This building is now a private home|
but used to be a bank.
|I liked the old-fashioned screen door|
on this old house.
|An old barn, now used for storage at a golf course.|
|I chose a part of each photo, scaled it,|
moved it around, duplicated and rotated it,
and upped the saturation of the reds,
until I had my basic design.