Friday, 3 July 2015

Combining Reference Images

A few years back we went on a river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam.  I have a good file of professionally shot photos from this holiday as Ray, a fellow traveller kindly gave me a few hundred from the few thousand he took throughout the trip. His images have been shot at a standard I could not have done so I get the best of both here , memories of our holiday and photographed by someone who knows what he is doing.
One night some local entertainers came aboard our river boat and performed for us. I have used two of Rays images to create this work. Each entertainer had been photographed separately but together I had a my story to convey.

Voice and Violin
Watercolour on 425 gsm Saunders Waterford Medium
56cm x 43cm

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful job. I combined two photos to paint a portrait of a friend with here husband and their dog. It can make for an interesting painting for sure. Yours is lovely.

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  2. Wow, great combining Lorraine! And wonderful figures! You captured the woman singing perfectly.

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  3. Your figures are outstanding, Lorraine, and with your expertly applied technique, I can almost hear the music!

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  4. Wowee this is excellent. I will look out for this couple when I do this cruise later in the year, but I won't be painting them. Brave you.

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  5. Love the subject and the way you painted this. Great work on the eyes !

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  6. It really tells a story, wonderful work on the figures and mood!!

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