Who needs glass and stained glass making skills to create a stained glass composition? NOT ME! HA!
When I was a child, I used to love it whenever my mother bought me one of those stained glass kits from Michael’s, where you paint the glass and can hang it with a suction thingy on your window. Anyways, they are fun for kids but I remember being frustrated I couldn’t make mine look like a real stained glass window I’d see in church. Welp, little did i know it wasn’t really glass and the paint was really cheap. Plus, I didn’t really know how to paint nor did I have any color theory knowledge. If you are a frequent reader of this blog (or you are a member of my family), I posted a blog awhile ago containing photographs of a broken window taken at my mother in-law’s lake house at Lake Oconee. Well, after finally taking the time and patience to learn PhotoShop, I decided to manipulate these photographs. I had played around with the sand enough and decided to move forward to something similar, but different in terms of subject matter. I took these photographs and added gradients and color burned them and added other filters until they turned out the way they did.
A famous Atlanta interior designer, Debbie Anderson, once told me (ha she probably doesn’t remember telling me this but I’m going to quote her anyways), “Polly, you are not a vanilla or chocolate girl. You are a cinnamon spice kind of girl.” Haha! I took that as one of the greatest compliments I’ve ever received. Anyways, my point is I love color. And I like patterns. A. Lot. A. Whole. Whole. Lot. My childhood was filled with bright colors and, although my color taste has matured somewhat over time, I still tend to go for COLOR in almost everything I create. If I do create in black and white or raw umber tones, I aim for high contrast. That is just my preference, or maybe my style? These photographs are an attempt to be fun and mesmerizing all at the same time. I want them to read as playful, yet keep your eye wondering about the compositions. I love feedback so feel free to let me know which ones you like, work better than others, etc. Come on peeps, I know my peeps can make comments. Ha jk. But leave a comment if you feel compelled to do so PLEASE!
A Stained Hand Silhouette in Fourth of July. Polly Nance. PhotoShop digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.
Peace Love in the Limelight. Polly Nance. PhotoShop digital photograph. 8 x10 inches.
The Tie-Dyed Bullet Hole Extravaganza. Polly Nance. PhotoShop digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.
A Disc Golf Tie-Dyed Tide Enhances the Cracked View. Polly Nance. PhotoShop digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.
Cracked Glass in Retina Scan. Polly Nance. PhotoShop digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.