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Monday, 2 August 2010

Mosaic Monday: Mystery Picture Explained

2010 07 28 dahlias gold frame-4

Here it is again, the mystery picture from Saturday’s post.
Did I hear someone say “What is that painting doing in Mosaic Monday?”
Nah… You’re probably all too smart… You’ve figured it out already…
It IS a photo collage – made in Picasa (but the frame added in Paintshop Pro).

It was made from the same 9 pictures of dahlias as the collages below,
but with all the flowers mixed together into one.


2010 07 28 dahlias 1


2010 07 28 dahlias 2


2010 07 28 dahlias 5


2010 07 28 dahlias mat frame-2 

See more Monday Mosaics by other Artists at Mary’s Little Red House.


Picturit said...

Very effective effect would look good on any wall. Kev

Sandra said...

did you make them transparent and let them show through? i might have to try this in photoshop just for fun. love the mosaics.

DawnTreader said...

I didn't do anything to make the pictures transparent. I use Picasa for collages and there is one alternative that just mixes all your chosen pictures together. I guess one reason this one came out good in spite of so many layers (nine) is that before I made the collages I had cropped all the pictures so that they were square and just showed one flowerhead, all approximately the same size and the same position in the picture.

K Soucy said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Ginny said...

So YOU did this? It is stupendous, you are very talented and have an eye for beauty! The picture is so lovely, you would have to know just which flowers to use to get it to come out that way. If I would have tried, my creation would not have looked as good,I guess you have to visualize it in your head first. But then again, you wouldn't know how it would turn out until it is done. And all the collages are just eye popping.

DawnTreader said...

Ginny, Ginny... LOL... You think much too highly of me! I had no idea what I was doing with that "all in one" picture. I was just playing around with these nine photos trying out different collage alternatives. I pressed a button, and there it was, the lovely "painting"... The analysis came after, not before...

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...I never would have guessed! What a great idea...I am going to try it as well. Your comment below is so spot on...often a great work of art can be a technique that is just created through experimentation and you did it on this one....beautiful.


Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous mosaic..the flower looks stunning. I like your blog..hope you can stop by My Dream Canvas

rae said...

That is so cool! It looks like a watercolor at first glance, which just makes the "real" technique that much more interesting. Well done!

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