Saturday, January 29, 2011

Scratching and Ripping Up the Brooklyn Bridge!

Many thanks for all of your comments on my last post! I am very excited that you are liking these latest paintings with my altered photography!

I did this one this morning. It is on an 8x10 canvas board that I covered with black gesso. This time in addition to scratching and inking the photo I also ripped the edges. So fun! I love this picture I took of the Brooklyn Bridge and pictured in my mind how I could extend the landscape of the photo into this painting. I am really becoming a fan of the black and white palette!

Working on this piece reminded me of my love of landscape painting!

15 comments:

  1. Wow, this is really cool, I like the ripped edges technique. When I enlarged it I felt like I was entering a cave and heading towards the bridge, lol. Great piece, also like how it looks like you extended the bridge rails. Really love the effect of this one!

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  2. These are really cool Cathy~~I see a series developing.
    You natural eye for photography and then adding the pieces to mixed media---keep at it. This is *your* voice. They are so nice.
    Of course, I love the Brooklyn Bridge, so I am smitten....

    XXOO~~♥
    Anne

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  3. That Brooklyn Bridge photo of yours was already one of my favorites anyway, but I REALLY love it in this black and white format!! Good job! :-)

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  4. This is so wayyy cool! i just the love the blk and wht too...and love how you put this all together...SMASHING!

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  5. I love this job,wow!!
    Have i nice sunday Cathy!

    Ciao!

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  6. I love it. I love Brooklyn Bridge, even if I haven't been there. One of Bobby Flays work space at the Food Network overlooks the BB. In the summer when he grills outside you can see it really good. It's a great piece and I just can't figure out how you are doing this. You should have a step by step post so that I can see how you got from point A to point B. :DD Take care and have a great Sunday.

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  7. Oh, oh, oh so cool, Cathy!! I love these black and white pieces you are doing. You are totally inspiring me!!! Love, Silke

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  8. These are so, so, so good... wow!

    xo
    Kristin

    p.s. Grungy love... fabulous.

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  9. Yes; I agree. I see a series developing here, too. Wonderful! Very dramatic and this one could be a poster! Love it! xxoo

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  10. Very Cool, like the way you are drawn in to the bridge, well done. I too am a big fan of black and white.

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  11. Wowee wow! I LOVE what you are doing lately! Actually I love everything you do! Wow!

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  12. Black & white photos are beautiful. Your use of black and white palette on the Brooklyn Bridge works just amazingly. I think you found your niche, Cathy ;)

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  13. WOW Cathy..this newest technique is wonderful! Absolutely incredible! I've had to go back up and gander at it again in between writing..just can't get over it! Miss Cathy..you're onto something here for sure! And hey..I truly want to thank you for visiting my place and leaving one of the sweetest comments. Meant so much! And YES Miss Kelly is one of those rare and beautiful souls! So are you dear lady! Hugs, Terri

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  15. Wow...that altered photo is really stunning. It's a very clever technique and your work is executed beautifully. I enjoyed reading your blog today. Happy Creating. Love, Wyanne

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