Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Loving lifebook!

I'm taking two courses this year,  it's great to learn a few new techniques and give myself the push to create new things.  One of them is lifebook with the amazing teacher Tamara Laporte and her guest teachers.  The other is "A year of painting" with the lovely inspirational Alena Hennessy.

The first two photos are of my lifebook lesson last week.  Patti Ballard inspired us to create a ballerina type figure and this was my take on it.  I was inspired by the vintage photos of circus folk taken on hanging moons.

The second two photos are a painting I have been working on for a few weeks now and finally finished.  She was originally inspired by Tam ' s "beacon of light" lesson although mine looks nothing like the original I was inspired by the light coming from the figure. .I decided to do a moon child, and if course she had to have an owl!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Blending Gelli prints with photos

Here's something that takes Gelli printing to a new level! I've been experimenting with blending layers of photos together as part of the colab artistry course with Alena Hennessy and Susan Tuttle.  In this course Alena introduces painting backgrounds and photographing them to incorporate into your photo art.

So I thought. .. Why not try it with Gelli prints too! The first photo is of a Gelli print I made. . Using several layers of textures,  grasses and stencils.  The second photo is of my local hill. .It's got a lovely distinctive shape doesn't it!

The final photo is of the two blended together in layers in my Android apps. This one was photoblender but I also love superimpose. 

What do you think? 

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