Friday, October 7, 2011

Back to Black and White

"Grow"
mixed media on 8x8 canvas board

I almost didn't make it to the party today!! I am sharing this new piece over at Paint Party Friday this week hosted by the lovely Kristin and Eva. You may recognize this image from my last post. I was so inspired by that photo that I decided to try it on a black background and get back to some of my altered black and white photo art.

The only supplies I used were black gesso, white gesso, and some of my caran d'ache crayons. Something new I tried for the tree leaves was sponging and I like the effect it gives. I also added some color with my crayon to the photo as well. I worked off of the grays and pinks in the image.

For some reason whenever I am working with images of trees the word "grow" always ends up incorporated somewhere in the piece!

Hope you check out all the great work being shared this week for PPF!
Click HERE!
xo

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful!A great job!!
    Brava Cathy!

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  2. Oh, wow. This is gorgeous! The texture is amazing.

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  3. Love this! I want to know how you do it! ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  4. I was just reading your article in Somerset Studio. I love this effect.

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  5. Thank you for sharing Cathy, I am going over to have a look right now!
    I guess you keep growing
    ManonX

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  6. how cool is this...almost out of this earth...xxx

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  7. Interesting process and the results are wonderful!

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  8. Hi Cathy, I missed seeing your work during my absence. I must say this is an awesome piece. You just keep getting better.

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  9. Really beautiful Cathy - very dramatic! xxoo

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  10. I love monochrome - very dramatic. Gorgeous.

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  11. Wow - this one just jumped off of my computer screen... Fantastic!

    xo
    Kristin

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  12. Wow this is so cool! It really looks 3d! Awesome work!!!! Deb

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  13. Very cool and effective! Really lovely.

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  14. I like the way it turned out using those particular mediums and colors. Blessings, Janet

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