Sunday, April 9, 2017

Fun with Transparencies, Part 2

The other photograph I selected was not of nature like the previous post but a view of buildings from Portmeirion, Wales, which I visited decades ago. The original color image was changed to black & white with increased contrast in Microsoft Word before printing on the transparency.

You can increase possibilities by flipping the transparency around and seeing what is most interesting, unusual, or pleasing. The two versions below show difference within parts of the same painting.

Once I found a perspective I liked, I attached the transparency to the painting with painter's tape (I was lucky to have left a margin) and scanned the new combination.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Fun with Transparencies

Last weekend, I was inspired by a photo my friend pinned on Pinterest. I liked the image but wanted to change it up using my own photos without using Photoshop. 

Selecting my photo of the Inniscrone beach in Ireland, I left it in color when printed on the transparency. Then, I auditioned it over already-painted backgrounds in my hand bound Journal of Time.

 Each background evoke different moods.