Sunday, March 6, 2011

Altered Angel . . . Using Photos of My Art

"Altered Angel"
mixed media on 6x8 inch canvas board

Its rainy here today so I have been in my studio sanding photos and painting. Some of you may remember seeing this photo in its original state. . . .as thepainting "Angel in the Shadows" Click Here to see the original painting. I had been thinking about using it for one of my altered black and white pieces. I digitally altered the image to black and white, cut it out, and began scratching it up with sandpaper. I used distress ink on the edges. Then I grabbed my water soluble black crayon to do some shading and outlining of the angel image.

I glued the photo to the gessoed board and cut up another piece of the image to add at the top. I used white gesso on a palette knife to scrape onto the background. I have a new white gel pen that I added the details with around the edges.

I have a photo of another one of my glazed paintings that is waiting in the wings to be cut up and altered! I think that will be next!

10 comments:

  1. i love all the texture in this painting. i love your simple color choices, it's so you!
    glad to hear you are also enjoying studio time. it was snowing again here today!
    xo

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  2. So beautiful my friend...your art is growing deeper with each and every piece! I am proud to own an original Artsy Butterfly! It is a constant source of inspiration to me. Studio time is wonderful isn't it? I wish you blessings and lots and lots of creativity!
    xo
    Donna

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  3. Beautiful, Cathy!! You did an awesome job with this piece!!!

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  4. Great work Cathy, the touches of brown really look great with the blacks and grays.

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  5. I love that you re-use your photos. I've been meaning to try this out but never got around to print the photos.

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  6. This is so fun to make new art with your old art--I like doing this alot! YOu have a whole new piece of art here, and then you can copy this and make another whole new piece of art--the possibilites are endless.

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  7. beautiful work. Love the feel of this piece xx

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  8. Fabulous and deeply stirring Cathy! Wonderful expressive!
    Victoria~

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  9. oh these dark pieces are stunning too Cathy!!! love them....

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