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SoJie 13, September 2011

The finished photographic work translated from linaji’s digital artwork Pain in Birds for the Sojie 13 Workshop, which then will be in a Exhibition in the Solo Group. This is the 2nd translation I have done for this workshop, with 4 images translated in the previous Sojie 12

An agreement is made between the two artists for the translation. This workshop each approved image can be translated in 3 ways, photographic art, digital art and traditional art. Its an amazing journey challenging each artist further than ever before with their works in progress being posted in the forum as they go. Please visit there, you will be amazed at whats happening! The progression of this image can be viewed in my journal HERE with links to the workshop.

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  • Kathilee
    Kathileeover 3 years ago

    I like the simplicity and textures of this Kathie

  • Hi Kathliee, thanks so much :)))

    – Kathie Nichols

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 3 years ago

    Nice work Kathie!


  • Hello Ms Debra, how’s the weather over there? Thanks for stopping by, glad you like it. I had so much fun creating this…..must do some more :)))

    – Kathie Nichols

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

    Nice work Kathie . . .

  • Thanksssssssss Hugh :))

    – Kathie Nichols

  • DLKeur
    DLKeurover 3 years ago

    Very saleable, this provides the eye intrigue and possibility.

  • oooooooh…thanks so much Dawn, great news!!!

    – Kathie Nichols

  • linaji
    linajiover 3 years ago

    wow Kathie, you really had an idea for this and the execution is simply interesting and flawless… so so well done!! I feel honored. I love your process too!! xox

  • Yaaayyyy….thanks linaji..I’m so happy that you like it….the most fun I’ve had in the workshops so far…LOL! Thanks for agreeing to let me translate your beautiful image…:)))

    – Kathie Nichols

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    Fantastic, Kathie. I love how you smeared in the flowers and greenery to the area of road to get the stains.

    (lol, laughing because it reminds me of my Bunny in the Bath story where he smeared vegetables and plants on the walls of his house for color!)

    Congratulations on this fabulous execution of a photographic translation of Lina’s work!

  • Oh thankyou so much Frannie, I’m so pleased that you like it….best FUN yet I’ve had here…..might take me in a whole new direction of art “On-site urban artworks”…..LOL. :)))

    – Kathie Nichols

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterover 3 years ago

    Kathie this is outstanding! As I told you in the workshop, I have been watching Lina’s image with great interest, trying to figure out how one would approach it photographically. You did an outstanding job! This is brilliant and I just LOVE it! Your process for this was fascinating to see. Congratulations on a fabulous finish!

  • Hi Robin, thrilled that you love it…best fun ever…now my imagination is going off in all directions for lots of new possiblities for art!

    – Kathie Nichols

  • Anivad - Davina Nicholas
    Anivad - Davin...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful shimmering colours Kathie!

  • Hi Davina…thankyou so much :))

    – Kathie Nichols

  • barrowda
    barrowdaover 3 years ago

    Marvelous work, Kathie!! Congratulations on accepting quite a challenge, and a smashing success with the final result. I can tell from reading your WIP descriptions that you were very careful to follow Frannie’s strict guidelines, so I say this next part only with a big smile on my face: I think it is neat that you smeared on plants for added color (a primitive form of traditional art) and used burn and dodge in GIMP (digital techniques I use all the time) to accent your photographic image. In the same fashion, more for this workshop than almost anything else I have done, I have found myself “digitally painting” or at least erasing, to achieve goals for a planned outcome. My usual process is to create without a plan, and discard 50-90% of “random creations” that don’t turn out well :o))). But the pressure of taking on a specific assignment like this means you do have to plan, and come up with something that you hope at least the originating artist will like. A good learning experience, to be sure, like commissioned artwork, which is probably pretty unusual for digital artists. Have a great weekend, and again congratulations, David

  • Hi David, thanks so much. I do love a challenge, this was easier and less painful than painting…although I’d still like to do more of that. I still have a way to go in learning post processing, slowly I’m discovering new tools to use in GIMP, one step at a time. This was a new and fun process for me, using my normal process of shooting macro abstracts in urban areas or in nature as an artform, then taking a step further, adding natural colour on site, then enhancing slightly in GIMP while still maintaining much of the original photo. This will definitely be something I will now use for future artworks. It would be awesome to be commissioned for an artwork, in any form. Much appreciated :))

    – Kathie Nichols

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 3 years ago

    Fantastic Kathie, I love the earthy feel to this one congratulations!

  • Hi Maria, glad you like my work, totally fun to create :))

    – Kathie Nichols

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