Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Photo Revisited

I made a collage with this photo of shells in March, intending to have it in my "Water's Edge" summer show in Michigan. However, someone saw it on Facebook and purchased it! So I decided to circle back and make a variation on the collage. You can see the first one in my March 28th posting. Which one do you like better?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Combining grayscale and color imagery

I've used some black and white photos in my collage work in the past, but decided to try using the entire background as a grayscale image in this piece. I used a shadow to help the color image "hover" over the background; I also combined horizontal and vertical strips in the featured color image.

I find that most of the appeal of black and white photos is the starkness of the image and how it makes us see it differently. I'm not sure that effect carries into cutting the image into strips...more experimentation might be called for.

This piece is 11" x 14" and depicts the Big Sable Light near Ludington,  MI. The background is a sand dune on Lake Michigan.