Friday, July 15, 2011

Image Transfer Fun . . . Happy PPF!

"keep climbing"
mixed media on 8x10 canvas panel

I am back to some photo art. I haven't done that in a while. Since it is Paint Party Friday I thought I would share this piece over there today!

The image below is how it started out. I did an image transfer onto my canvas board and then it sat. Until the other day when I was upset over something and went right to it hoping to distract myself. I grabbed my favorite colors . . . payne's gray and burnt sienna. I started in the background and then carefully painted my transfer having to slow down because I was afraid in my mania I would ruin it! lol

At the end I drew in the tree which is in the original photo and the words "keep climbing till you reach the sky" popped into my head. I went for a grungy font to go with the darkness of this piece. I guess it kinda goes with my mood that day. And I am ok with that.

Thought you would like to see the original image so here it is . . .

Hop on over to see all the great art being shared today for Paint Party Friday! It is only my third week and I am having fun!
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xo

20 comments:

  1. Beautifully done, Cathy! I love how you altered it, but really kept the feeling of the original photo. Just gorgeous!! Hugs, Silke

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  2. That worked perfectly. I haven't done an image transfer for a while. Are you like me... I can never wait long enough for the paper to dry!!

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  3. Fabulous fun with image transfer...love how it turned out...happy PPF to you too!

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  4. Love your and photos ~ Visiting from Painting Party Friday ~ hope you will come visit my two blogs listed as Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ listed at PPF ~ thanks ^_^

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  5. You know a lot of people do not like doing transfers because of the hit or miss of it. I, for one, love it! I love the fact that they tend to come out kind of distressed. They are so perfect for painting.

    I just love what you did here! Your combo of Payne's Gray and Burnt Siena with this - perfect! The font is awesome! Beautiful Cathy!

    Have a great weekend ahead. xxoo

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  6. I love how this turned, and those words are inspiring!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  7. Luscious palette on this piece...pretty! Happy PPF!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your steps to your wonderful creation. HAPPY PPF!

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  9. Now, that is really art therapy! Thanks, for sharing.

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  10. Wow Cathy this turned out gorgeous. Love the full moon and your art inspired by that lovely photo is awesome.

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  11. Wow interesting process! Very pretty.

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. Beautiful piece! Moons are always an awesome subject! POP ART MINIS

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  13. Awesome! I've not worked with transfers yet, I'm going to gave to give it a go. :)

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  14. This is wonderful! I absolutely love the way you worked with your favorite colors - the way you handled the sun at the top of your painting was inspired...beautiful!

    I really like seeing all of the stages of this.

    xo
    Kristin

    p.s. This image transfer reminds me of polaroid transfers I used to do in college. How do you create them? I'd love to try iy!

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  15. What a fascinating technique! it turned out beautifully!

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  16. Looks great! Love seeing your process and the original photograph, too!

    Happy PPF!

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  17. Loving the moody color palette you use. Mystery and wonderful!

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  18. Wow, this is such an amazing piece of work to evolve from that photo, feels entirely different from the mood of the picture.

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  19. Oh this looks fun!!!Beautiful!!!

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