ART BYTE 36 – ALTERED PHOTOGRAPHS

Deanna Williamson, Route 1 Ellisville, 11 x 8.5, mixed media, 2017,therightpink.com
Deanna Williamson, Route 1 Ellisville, 11 x 8.5, mixed media, 2017

Surrealism is an art movement of the early twentieth century that has continued unabated in popularity to this day. Route 1 Ellisville is my nod to Surrealism.

Like Erthling in the previous post, Route 1 Ellisville is a form of altered art in which photos are transformed to create a new work. This one has three photos – the house, the sun disc and the car.  Drawn lines radiate out from the sun to create rays and a road that unify the composition and provide an imaginary setting for the house and car. I filled in the rays and the road, extended the building, and added cast shadows to the ground with colored pencils. I also used colored pencils to alter the colors in the sun and add shadows and highlights to the car and the house. This helped to integrate the objects more fully with the background. Finally, I used white paint to add the stripes on the road and the vanity tag on the car.