Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Lake Tekapo Project

Ok starting point for the next work:

Monday, 26 March 2012

The Southern Alps

Tidy up the edges and it's finished. Sticking all the layers down was the tricky bit, making sure they were done in the right order and getting everything to line up across three panels. But pretty happy with the end result. What's missing from the pic is all the different textures in the paper which looks really nice.

A few things I learnt from this one.

  • To get a really smooth glossy finish for the sky I'll probably need to sand the board a few times first. It's a little too rough at the moment.
  • Thick paper layers with thin layers over the top need to run the full length of the piece or be added to with paper of equal thickness. Otherwise the thin paper folds over the thick and you can see too much of a line.
  • Damar varnish takes a really long time to dry! Don't pick it up too soon. 

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

step 3

All the different elements are done and the background is a nice deep blue, the next step is working our where to place them all...

Progress 2a Progress 2 b Progress 2c

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Imants Tillers

It was suggested that I take a look at the work of Imants Tillers who produces large landscapes made of of small square pieces.

step 2

After blending the photos together in photoshop using layers I've printed that image out and cut it up. Next I've used similar shapes cut from old gift cards, white gel pen on black paper and magazine print glued to card. A few snaps of it in progress:

In progress 2

Saturday, 10 March 2012

step 1

I've combined the mountain photos together into one using photoshop, just simple layers.

starting point

Ok, so the starting point for my next work will be some New Zealand mountain photos I took back in about 2003. It's something I've always wanted to work with.



Joshua Yeldham

Aboriginal landscapes

Horst Jansseen
Van Gogh landscapes

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Map madness

Yup, even more maps :)

Pics via tumblr