Now that I have gained The Fellowship of the BPE (I believe I am only the 29th person to have achieved that honour of which only a handful are Women) I am set for pastures new, although I am having withdrawal symptoms when I receive information about the upcoming comps.
So instead of producing pictures that are solely for competitions I have been producing a set of images that are intended as a series of prints.
These pictures are made up of antique photographs that I own and elements from photographs I have taken myself and carefully blended together to make something a little surreal… or even Real Surreal Images 🙂
Eventually, I am going to offer tutorials on how to put this sort of picture together and I would like to think that they will be as popular as my Tantalising Texture Workshops.
And while we are on that subject, I am going to announce the next Tantalising Textures Workshop very soon….. so if you want to know more about that and the Real Surreal Images Workshops please fill in the contact form below and tell me which one you are most interested in.
I need to create – its in my DNA of that I am sure.
I enjoy photography – but as far as I am concerned it’s a means to an end.
Over the centuries artists have used whatever was available to them… sticks to scratch pictures onto cave walls, powdered earth to add colour and eventually they mixed the pigments with oils to make more permanent paints.
As more advance paper production came into being artists were able, via their brush stroke skills, to produced beautifully luminescent watercolours.
And then (thank goodness) photography came along and some artists found themselves in the darkroom producing first mono prints and then more latterly colour.
I, as a woman of this digital age, embrace everything I can to produce pictures with a painterly feel – I am using as much of the current technology as I can to aid my creative endeavours.
This picture – which started out as a photograph, is now a more painterly version of its former self.
Do photographic purists dislike it with a passion…. probably, but who cares I for one am embracing the 21st Century.