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Monday, October 31, 2016

The Painted Hills 2 - a collage painting and tutorial

Painted Hills 2
by Cyndi Lavin, 2016
Here is the second collage painting inspired by our recent trip to Oregon's fabulous Painted Hills.  You can see the first one here.  At that link, I explained how I added the texture to the pieces.  This week, I want to talk about a couple other things.

I was asked by a friend what inspired the lavender color in the collages...was it flowers?  No!  It's close to the color of some of the rocks there.  I don't remember exactly what the chemicals are that cause this coloration, but it's striking, especially next to the usual ochres and reds:



The other addition to this piece is a line image of a catfish fossil.  This area is known for amazingly abundant deposits of all sorts of fossils.  If you want to create a simplified line drawing of one of your photos, the tutorial at the link shows you how to do it in Photoshop.



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2 comments:

Robbie said...

Cyndi, I love this series!!!!! Fantastic!!!!

Cyndi L said...

Thank you Robbie! You are so sweet :-)

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