Friday, November 11, 2011

New Black and White Altered Photo Art :)

"Love Today"
mixed media on 8x8 canvas board

Somehow this morning I managed to get in some art time for the first time in a few weeks since we got the new puppy. I took the opportunity while he was sleeping to sneak back to my art space and work on this piece. Actually I started out playing around with an image in photoshop which was fun and then was inspired to try it on a black canvas. I think these are my favorite pieces to do. They are quick, creative, and allow me to combine my photography and painting. Most of all they feed my need for instant gratification. lol

Here is the original image that I digitally altered to the image you see in the above piece.

This is a heart shape I found embedded in the blacktop along the walktrail I frequent. I thought it looked so cool. This morning I added some texture to the image and played around with some digital collage. I really like the end result. I decided to add a pink tone to the altered version because I thought it would be nice with the black.

After I glued the image to the board I used some of the photo scrap to punch out the butterflies and then stamped onto another scrap piece for the words up in the top right. I added the finishing touches by scraping paint (a mix of burnt sienna and titan buff) around to incorporate the collage. I added some of that same color paint to my script stamp just cause I love to use that stamp any chance I get!

I am sharing this over at Paint Party Friday which I have missed so much the past few weeks! Be sure to hop over to the party and check out all the cool artwork being shared!
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xo

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16 comments:

  1. Cathy this is fabulous.
    Of course the color is striking..and the design as well. I love the "x and o" around the heart.
    Just perfect.

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  2. I really like it Cath!! Good job! :-]

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  3. Hey clever clogs! Love everything about this!

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  4. I really like the color combo. The black makes it really powerful, and the butterflies and heart give it a lightness. Glad you were able to sneak away from the puppy long enough to create this. And I am really impressed that you found that heart in the pavement. All I ever see are bottle caps and cigarette butts.

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  5. omg....the pick of the heart in the asphalt is awesome. This must be somewhere along the way that you walk that little puppy of yours!!! lol Did anyone see you taking that photo??!! lol Love what you did with it. Goes to show...there is beauty everywhere!

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  6. It's amazing that you found that heart shape embedded in the blacktop! Wow! And what you did with it is fantastic!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  7. Finding the heart in the asphalt is amazing and what you've done is clever indeed. Fabulous colors. Way to go. Glad you fpm is doing good. Leave him in the room with you while you work, he will give you inspiration. Happy PPF!

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  8. The black canvas really makes your photo art pop!

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  9. I thought at first it was a cake, then you showed the road. Amazing what one can do with Photoshop and a little paint. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  10. BEAUTIFUL art Cathy!
    I'm glad that you're able to find some time for what you love to do!

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  11. ooo this is fantastic, I really like the added dimensions you created around the image

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  12. Cathy, this is beautiful! I must say, I love the pieces where you incorporate your altered photos into your art! They have such a great feel to them. And I am glad that puppy is letting you get creative again! Love, Silke

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  13. Very cool, what a great find! Beautiful Cathy!
    ♥Jenny

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  14. A very cool and creative piece! Fascinating photo too - well worth being a centerpiece.

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  15. Wow, this came out excellent! I love the fact it's on black canvas! Thanks for sharing the process, how FUN!!!

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  16. J'aime beaucoup vos photos Cathy!

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