Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. ~Khalil Gibran Abstract Mixed Media art by Omaste Witkowski
Staring Into Eternity Abstract Stars And Circles by Omaste Witkowski owFotoGrafik.com
This Mixed Media illustration started with a photograph, layered background and a drawing and I combined them to create this mixed media artwork.
I start with a photograph of a piece of glass artwork created by Garth Mudge of Glassworks in Winthrop, Wa. It was taken with a Macro lens and is a very small section of the overall object. The colors are vivid and alive due to the way that I am illuminating the glass art as I am taking the picture. In a way I am photographing the light as it passes through the object.
I have been a professional photographer for many years but it is only recently that I have been photographing glass at any level. It is such an exciting experience to discover these images. I almost feel like an archeologist as I explore a small hidden word and reveal the treasures within.
After I finish with the photography, I go in by hand and painted over the original image. Adding my own textures and visions to the shapes and colors I started with.
My next step is to add another layer that is a shape or symbol. Then I add additional layers of "paint" in solid colors to create an initial pattern/design.
The last step is to merge all of these layers together with varying degrees of opacity in order to get the final Digital Mixed Media result.
--------------------- I am interested in digital mixed media as an "unusual" or "unique" image making process. In other words I enjoy starting with a photograph of an ordinary scene or subject and then I try to make it my own by adding unusual processing techniques. I hope you enjoy viewing my work as much as i enjoy creating it. --------------------- Explore the attractive custom framing and matting options available on this page; all are competitively priced. If you have any questions about my images or need assistance with sizing, framing, etc., please contact me, before placing your order, at [email protected]
December 16th, 2013
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