Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fences for Photo Art Friday


fence collage with textures

I have a thing for snake rail fences.  I don’t know why but they appeal to me.  Several years ago when my husband and I went camping on the Manitoulin Island I noticed the snake rail fence was very common there.  My husband built me a small segment of a rail fence to go in the middle of a flower bed in the garden.  I love how it has weathered to fine grey colour with bits of lichen here and there. 

I made a collage out of the pictures and then flattened it.  I went to filter-artistic and then watercolour to achieve the look here.  I then added one of Bonnie’s textures called Age It.

I am joining Bonnie for Photo Art Friday.   Have a great weekend.

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23 comments:

Bonnie said...

Lucky you - to have one in your own garden. You have added to the weathered look with your great editing. Thanks for sharing your artwork with Photo Art Friday, Valerie. (btw, my mother was born and raised on the Manitoulin)

Pamela Gordon said...

This looks great! It looks like a painting. I also love these old rail fences - a standard in rural Canada. Pamela

thecoalminerandme.com said...

What a nice fence to have in your garden. Probably makes it much more fun to pull those nasty weeds!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Love the collage...fabulous!
Hugs
SueAnn

Mariane said...

What an amazing piece of work, Can look at this forever.. Thanks for showing
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A Garden of Threads said...

Neat, have a great weekend. Jen

Catherine said...

Very fun!
Happy Friday!
xo C

Monica said...

Wonderful collage with beautiful tones!
:)

Linda/patchwork said...

Good work! I like the artsy look of it.
And, I'm pretty jealous you have this in your own garden.
Have a great weekend.

Deborah said...

fantastic composition!

Ida said...

Wonderful piece of art. - How cool to have your own piece of snake rail fence - They are cool to look at. Loved the collage like effect of your edit.

Ida said...

Wonderful piece of art. - How cool to have your own piece of snake rail fence - They are cool to look at. Loved the collage like effect of your edit.

Ida said...

Wonderful piece of art. - How cool to have your own piece of snake rail fence - They are cool to look at. Loved the collage like effect of your edit.

Lavender Cottage said...

Looks interesting with the techniques used.
Judith

momphotographer said...

very artistic! great collage!

Leovi said...

Delightful mosaic, good processing.

Andrea said...

I have looked at your last to weeks of Photo Art Friday and am very impressed with your editing. I am not familier with Topaz Adjust 5 ... could you tell me about it. I really like the effect you achieved with it. Looks to me like you do pretty well with your Gardening ... you don't have to be a Guru to do what you like. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you next week.

Andrea @ From The Sol
http://www.fromthesol.blogspot.com

Sherri B. said...

I love how you made a collage out of your fence images! Processing them artistically merged them into one lovely art piece - wonderful. THank you for sharing!

lorik said...

What an interesting collage of textures! Very nice!

Merike said...

The artfilter look very good your artworks. Lovely :)

Birgitta said...

Different and special, great photo art!

The Artful Diva said...

Your husband is very handy with hammer and nails. Great fence!

PrairieJill said...

Great collage and I love the watercolour effect!