Merged Images and Some Paintings: 2

A while back I had an idea (don’t know from where) to choose a couple of photos at random and see if I could combine them into an image. I have been doing these paintings in a large sketchbook (mixed media paper) – it’s 18″ x 24″.

Here is the second one. These are the photos I used: an alley in Pittsburgh, PA; clothesline kids’ art at a street fair in Sellersville, PA.

Here is the painting. It is called Art Show in an Alley.

12 thoughts on “Merged Images and Some Paintings: 2

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I am really enjoying these “conjoined compositions” of yours. The painting makes me think of bunting in a street and makes me curious about what the figures could be celebrating. I like the way you make the strung artwork and the figures shades of white so that they pop out against the colourful background.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I was uncertain as to how these would work out as both were street scenes, although oc course very different. In the end, a lot of changes ocurred to get to this final image, which I like. I think people needed to be in strong contrast but I can’t take credit for them – I had left them blank until the end and then I realized – they looked right. So I just painted in the white color (instead of leaving the paper showing) and that was that!

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I am just getting started on this, I think. It feels odd to do one of these pictures, kind of disorienting to your mind, and yet very relaxing, because once you leave reality, even a little, well…

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. It is fun to do and challenging because you want to make the picture “real” and sway it in a certain direction, but you need to just let it follow the images. I mean, I need to! When I do that it is so intriguing to see what happens.

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