Monday, 24 January 2011
Some of the most fascinating things I found on my church and graveyard investigations, were the beautful stone angel statues. There are some in Llanbedr churchyard but I also found some very large and imposing ones in Gorton Cemetery.
I enlaged a section of the photograph in Paint Shop Pro. Then I posterized it so that it was grainy with high contrast. It is printed on 'canvas effect' paper.
For the middle one, I used bleach on a brownish coloured tissue paper. I was very surprised when it discharged to a sort of blue-green, almost verdigris colour. Small details were added with gel pens.
The dark blue one has been further manipulated on Paint Shop Pro 9 and printed out onto thin, textured wrapping paper, which was bonded to computer paper. I've got to say - my computer does not like my experiments, i.e. feeding everything I can possibly get hold of through it!
I did several pieces of work based on this photograph of a stained glass window. I cropped it and manipulated it on Paint Shop Pro 9. Unfortunately, I was so involved in experimenting that I forgot to note down all the processes I used!
I liked the effect of the warp. In this first photograph, the strong contrast make the images look quite ghostly.