Cooincidentally, after announcing the hand coloring photo workshop, I got out my paints to do some commissioned work on a portrait. I hadn’t practiced for quite some time so I played on some test prints and then got down to “serious” work. 🙂 I ended up with two versions of the portrait image (always good to give your customer choices!) and then went on to just play a bit. I had this B&W infrared image of an old truck that used to sit in my neighbor’s yard so I printed it out (8×10…easier to work on larger images) and just spent some time with it.
The truck is actually blue but the photo was taken in the fall so the trees & grass were darker than this. That’s the fun part…I have even painted some images with colors that nature doesn’t even produce! I just wanted this one to look more like spring (since I am anxious for it to be here in earnest) so I used lighter shades of green and yellow, with touches of orange for a little pizzazz. This seems a bit more “painted” than some images where I just add highlights of color here & there but every image is different and so is my approach on different days.
I haven’t put the paints away yet so there may be a bit more playing going on in the next few days if I find/take the time. Tomorrow will be an artistic play-date for me with a new friend that I met through the altered art group, I am looking forward to getting creative with someone and just having a few hours of uninterupted time to play and maybe learn some new techniques. It won’t be all play and no work, in the late afternoon I am going to trade out artwork at the Hoosier Salon and also hang a few more pieces at Urban Optiks, both in Broad Ripple. I hope you all have an enjoyable Tuesday!
Until next time,