Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Digital Art and Geometric Friday - 1/7/15 & 1/9/15: "Wheel of Fortune"

The Digital Art meme hosted by Natures Footstep memes   now includes what was formerly the Abstract Photo meme.

Geometric Friday hosted by LorikArt 

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Since June 2014, I've been spending several hours each day (sometimes 10-12 hours) enhancing and posting my images on Flickr. Since I am spending so much time doing that, I may be posting here sporadically.   I do have several posts set up to post automatically in future weeks, but going forward, it may be hit or miss from week to week.

If you need some ideas for your digital art, I highly recommend browsing Flickr images. I've found some interesting ideas there. I "steal" many a concept, but I'm always sure to make it my own.

"Wheel of Fortune"
I used several photos of the former Penn Station rotunda to create this.
And I created several abstracts from my photos of this location.

Original photo:
Rotunda of the former Penn Station
in Pittsburgh, PA.

The former Penn Station in Pittsburgh is now a privately owned apartment building.

It is considered to be one of the the great Beaux-Arts symbols of the nation.

Originally called Union Station, it was renamed in 1912. Architect: Daniel Burnham (Chicago) ---built between 1898 and 1903 from terra cotta.

A renovation and expansion of the train station occurred in 1954.

This rotunda sheltered passengers as they entered or departed carriages. It was later closed to vehicular traffic as the floor of this area is the roof of a parking garage and is not strong enough to support modern vehicles.

Inside was a 'spectacular' waiting room. I was denied entry to take photos, but I remember being there as a child seeing my grandmother off on a train trip. At the time, it seemed enormous. It is now leased to businesses.

A small portion of the building still serves as the terminus of Amtrak's Pennsylvanian route.

The office tower was converted to apartments, renamed The Pennsylvanian and opened in 1988.


Knipsa Passtscho said...

I just love what you did with it!
Nice and colourful! :))

Andrea Priebe said...

Stunning ... the origianl and your rendition. I have never been in the Pennsylvania Station, but I had family from Ohio who had and never stopped talking about it (when I was a child :). Now, today, I can see why the facination. Your artwork is clearly always your own. Few could do anything close to what you do, and gleaning ideas from your surrounding is not only resourceful, it is necessary ... that is how we learn. Love your art ... each and every time I come here, I am facinated.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Anonymous said...

amazing ceiling in the rotunda!!! and very cool abstract editing

Gemma Wiseman said...

Your wheel of fortune looks like some magical mandala. stunning colours and design.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Dazzling...Time share resorts show this kind of art work as you come off their idea how one gets artwork in those places but I just noticed the art when we stayed at one in Vegas.

Anonymous said...

Funny picture

abrianna said...

Love all the colors in your wheel of fortune. I spent my college years going through that station and remember it well.

Prairie Jill said...

Beautiful! Looks like stained glass.