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Cactus Week #2

Posted by
Barbara Kile (Ft. Worth, United States) on 17 March 2011 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

This succulent, another iPhone capture, underwent a hue change, then I used Artista Oil to render the painterly look.

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DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Brilliant, in both senses of the word. I love the close crop, the colors, and technique.
It looks like you slathered paint on with a palette knife. Superb.

17 Mar 2011 7:07am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Awesome processing, the result is stunning! Great work!

17 Mar 2011 8:54am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

You made a work of art with that colouring...I like the effect!

17 Mar 2011 1:56pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

nice work of art ,barbara !
five stars !!

17 Mar 2011 4:34pm

joemulligan from United States

amazing image. i just spontaneously went "wow!" when it came on the screen. your iphone work the last few posts have been extraordinary. i especially like the cabin. you have me thinking about getting an iphone. one question: with the low resolution, is there anyway to blow the image up to large size for framing, for example, that will look good. i know there is some software out there that's supposed to do this kind of thing. any ideas???

17 Mar 2011 5:53pm

@joemulligan: Thanks, Joe. Once you use a few apps on an image it can be about 3 mb. 2-3 mb will end up to be an 8x10 and can be resized upward to 11x14 or more for sure. Photoshop can resize upward so you may already have what you need. You might do some research into when the next version of iPhone is coming out - the 4G shouldn't be too far away. Might be worth waiting a few months to get the latest version.

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Amazing, Barbara. Great composition, perfectly conceiving processing and cool colours (in both senses of this word) :)

17 Mar 2011 6:44pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, special processing, well done!

17 Mar 2011 9:15pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


17 Mar 2011 10:32pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

You do flowers better than anyone!

18 Mar 2011 12:33am

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

I like the postwork!

18 Mar 2011 3:28am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Gorgeous colors and excellent brush-work :)

18 Mar 2011 5:11am

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

interesting work on texture. This is a very muce colour composition

18 Mar 2011 5:26pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


18 Mar 2011 8:11pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my! This is so very beautiful. I love the colors and the processing is stunning. I can imagine this being printed on a canvas...

20 Mar 2011 6:15pm

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Bel effet j'aime beaucouo

23 Mar 2011 2:22pm

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Looks like a painting, excellent work!

23 Mar 2011 9:14pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Definitely looks painted, something my grandfather would have liked to oil paint.

26 Mar 2011 10:36pm