Maureen Kirk-Detberner’s digital fine art image “Ready” received a Special Merit Award in the Light, Space and Time’s Figurative Art Competition for June 2015! This image was taken at a family portrait session. I had the family take a break while I set up a background. I snapped this photo to check lighting as they were getting ready for a new portrait.
I would usually delete a photo like this as it wasn’t intended to be printed. There was something about the feel, the interaction between the sisters that I liked so I didn’t delete it. Later, I decided to edit the image and add some layers of texture and color to bring more drama to the image.
When I was finished I decided to enter it in the Light, Space and Time’s Figurative Art Competition for June 2015. I was so pleased when I received notice that it receive a Special Merit Category Award!
I printed the image on fine velvet watercolor paper and framed it for the father. He was very pleased with this unexpected Christmas gift.