Lightscapes – An experimental method of creating paintings.
So I’ve recently become addicted to http://www.thisiscolossal.com, a fantastic blog featuring all kinds of visual brilliance, as shown by my friend Allyson Black, a wonderfully talented artist whose work can be seen at http://allysonblack.tumblr.com/
It inspired me to be a bit more creative when working- break away from my usual materials etc. Ive been doing some stylistic painted landscapes and wanted to recreate one in unconvential media.
This is just a prototype to test the method but I’m pretty pleased. Basically I took lots of long exposure shots of me waving a flashlight in a dark room. I then placed and coloured them in photoshop to create a sunset. The foreground is just a layer with some blur applied.
Improvements? spend more time picking a richer colour scheme for the sunset. Also- use more light streaks- this one was composed from about a dozen photos, so its a bit patchy. Perhaps also create the foreground from lightstreaks but invert the colours and make it black?
Some of the trickery involved:
Some of the individual light streak photos.
The streaks placed and coloured in photoshop (before additional correction was made):