Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Color of Bacon

We all love bacon for breakfast, lunch or dinner and now you can like it on your walls!

The color palette of bacon is rich and spicy! These hues are very typical of what you may see in an Autumn palette which happens to be one of my favorites. It's a little strange to be talking about Fall colors now but color is great all year long regardless of the season.

The color in the center is very, very close if not identiacal to my office color. It's called Paprika by Valspar. Here's how it looks on painted on the Valspar website.

So what sparked the color post about bacon?

Well …

I recently held a photography contest on Fine Art America where I sell my art and the subject was Bacon. This was all for fun of course but the winner would get a color  post on my Color Recipes blog. So, without further adiu, I present to you Warren Sarle with 'best in bacon'.

A bit about Waren:

5 years old: Wanted to be a painter
7 years old: Realized I was no good at it
12 years old: Became a photographer
Later became a statistician and software developer.

As a photographer, I like my pictures to be really sharp, except of course when they are intentionally blurry. When you look at my images, please make liberal use of the full-resolution previews--that is, move the mouse over the image until the green square is over something interesting and then click. This is one of the best features of FAA! (Except for the fact that it's not really full resolution, just higher resolution.)

For close-ups, I often use focus stacks, which are a series of photos focused on different parts of the same subject and then combined in the computer to produce what I call 'deep focus' images. I also use stitching, which is another way of combining multiple photos into a single image. Stitching is most often used for panoramas, but I also use it to increase resolution and for deep focus.

I also like nonrepresentational art, which I usually create by combining multiple photos in such a way that the original photos are not recognizable in the composite.

Favorite photographers: Yoshikazu Shirakawa, Stephen Shore, Edward Weston, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jerry Uelsmann

Favorite painters: Wassily Kandinsky, Pierre Bonnard, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock

Favorite digital artist: Afanassy Pud

Thank you to Waren Sarle! Please feel free to look at his photography, it's really beautiful!

Second runner up was Alisha Workman with a very similar photo of this crispy, stripy delight with: