Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bleaching Photographs

I am feeling so excited this weekend! My friend, Minnie came up Friday evening to do a new project with Gail & I. We pulled out a bunch of old photos & we BLEACHED them & then added watercolors & crayons for a splash of additional color. Gail did one that I was absolutely astounded by. See the picture of the bird on the scenery background. How beautiful is that?? The tipi was done by Minnie & the trolley car by me. This is the first thing I've done for a long time that has excited me like this project. I love altering photographs! I thank Minnie so much for sharing her very valuable time to teach us this wonderful process.
Happy Sunday!





13 comments:

Lisa said...

these look like fantastic contemporary pop art now...nice transformation!

Sharon said...

Oh Diane,
These are lovely. Gail's piece with the bird is striking.

I'd love to hear a little about the process, I've never heard of bleaching photos.

We just had a bout a foot of snow! BURRR
xoxo
Sharon

GAIL said...

This was so much fun. Thank you Minnie!

marianne said...

i love these! i have bleached photos, but haven't gone back in & colored on them- very cool!thanks for sharing-

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Diane
That photo looks like magic happened to it.
It is beautiful. Its AWSOME!
That would look so beautiful blown up into a large picture to put on the wall.
Moms think it would be fun to learn to do that. No wonder your excited, your making magic happen, and I love looking at your magic.

minnie said...

Thank you for having me.....I as well have been straved for art....and of all the classes I have ever taken this was my favorite.....ultimately we thank karen michel......and you might want to post her book so people can buy it and try it,,,,I know you will be a busy bee altering your heart out...

Orion Designs said...

I would love a little more detail about the process too. The results are amazing!

Janny said...

OMG this is stunning!!Nice to try something new;o)Merry Christmas!

Diana Evans said...

holy smokes!!! these are amazing...wonderful work and so great to see you creating again!!!

Hugsssssssssssss
Diana

Viola said...

Dear Diane, wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Happy New Year! All the best to you and your family! Warmest regards, Viola! :-)

gaby braun said...

Love this idea! I never thought about bleaching photos. The work is really stunning and how Lisa said very pop art. This is a great technique to develop a way in your art.
Merry Christmas to you Diane! I hope your next year will be plenty of good things and blessings.
You are on my heart!

Art Lover said...

the bird is my favorite. nice color combination. happy holidays diane!

Laura said...

I love these and the ones you did in the next post! I read about it in the same book. I wish there was a way to do this to printer pictures. It just looks so cool.