Friday, December 19, 2014

Geometric Friday - 12/19/14: Court Abstracts

Geometric Friday hosted by LorikArt 

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SINCE THE NEXT 2 WEEKS ARE HOLIDAY WEEKS,
I'LL SEE EVERYONE BACK HERE ON 1/9/15.


I am like Alex Trebek who said,  "I'm curious about everything, even things that don't interest me."

I have almost ZERO interest in sports, but that doesn't mean I can't see the possibilities of using the designs on an outdoor basketball court to create some art. Since a basketball court is rectangular and has lines dividing it into more rectangles or semicircles, and since this one had several different colors and patterns on it, I thought it would be great for Geometric Friday.

I started out with about a dozen photos, but chose 6 of them. I arranged them in various ways.

The first composition is one of the images I started with. There are quite a few versions, but this gives you the idea of where I began by taking parts of several photos and overlapping them. This image shows the actual colors of the court.

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE FOR LARGER VIEWS OF ALL.




Below are 7 of the 14 images I created using various combinations of images from the basketball court. Some have the same composition but different colors or textures. Others are somewhat different from the others. But they all started at one outdoor basketball court at a local park.

I rotated, flipped, scaled, overlapped various parts. I colored them with color overlays, added textures,  and made some layers transparent.

 I like different ones for different reasons.

Which is your favorite and why?
"Court Abstract" version B2
"Court Abstract" version D3
"Court Abstract" version E
"Court Abstract" version F
"Court Abstract" version F2
"Court Abstract" version H
"Court Abstract" version H2

9 comments:

Andrea Priebe said...

You could have stopped with one amd I would have been impressed ... but no, eight times over you made me smile and enjoy. I am sure I should be thanking you for this ... great job as always, CJ. Sorry I am only popping in on occasion ... I will hopefully be back on track after the Holidays. Hope yours are wonderful and warm and full of family and/or friends.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Lmkazmierczak said...

Wow, those turned out great! Love all the colors♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/never-gets-old/

BLOGitse said...

Favorite is F.
Second H2.
Blue is one of my favorite colors...
But.
I like all of these :)

Özge B. said...

Each one of them has lovely composition, texture and color. I would have never thought these evolved from a real photo :)

Geckostone said...

These are fantastic!!!!

Jane said...

Those are some creative edits- I really like the color combinations you chose.

CJ said...

Sorry everyone, but I think I lost 2 or three comments. If yours is not here, I apologize. I thought I clicked publish, but then they disappeared.

EG CameraGirl said...

Your work inspires me. I am so new at this that I can't really tell how you did these...but I'll be back for further inspiration!

NatureFootstep said...

lol, the colors and patterns in the last image is pretty much the same as I had in a dress 35 years ago. :) I liked it a lot.