Digital collage of found image (Japanese woodblock) with original mixed media painting by L.Ciacco
This was where a mixed media painting of mine started (go here to see where it ended up) and is what I used as the underlay for the new digital collage shown above.
With added layers of textures and various blending modes, I toned everything down...
But it bugs me to use other artist's images, no matter how long ago they left this world, or what sort of clever post-modern reference I may or may not be making to their art or an art genre by incorporating it into my own work, so I felt compelled to try one of my own photos in place of the woodblock.
but through some digital hocus pocus, it is magically transported to a mysterious Asian town.
©2010 L.Ciacco, Bicyclette-Montréal, Digitally Altered Photo
Do you recognize various elements from the original painting?
And as it's now 3:30 a.m. I think I'll layer myself into the background of my cozy bed and blend my mind with the magic of Dreamland.
Tomorrow I'll hop on the bike and take a little tour around the blogs on my
handlebars side bar.
See you then.