Monet: Museum of Modern Art
This is for you, Al. :0) I wanted to share with you my processes for the resulting canvas print.
I first started with an original print of museum-goers at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York, who were admiring Monet’s Water Lilies. I took the pic back in 2010 on a trip to Manhattan/Times Square with my youngest daughter, Brianna. I was admiring the museum-goers as they were admiring Monet’s Water Lilies, which were enormous prints that covered each wall around the entire room. So, I snapped their pic with a wide angle lens. (They never even knew I was there.)
From there, I converted it into a B&W and did a basic colour hue shift on Monet’s Water Lilies. They were originally blue and green, but I preferred pumpkin orange. 😉 I incorporated several textures to give it a broken/damaged vibe (which I adore) and so the final result was this:
The people below aren’t the exact same, but the process is. (Only the group of people have changed.) From there, I ran it through various programs and tweaked it severely so that it would resemble a fauvist oil painting. I distorted the people a la Munch’s “The Scream” and gave the image bright, citrus Van Gogh colours. The final result became this:
And that is the extra large (60 x 38) 5 foot canvas print that was purchased for $1,138. Once I cut out the middle man, I will sell the print right at $1,000 roughly and double my royalty, but as you said, were it not for the middleman to begin with! (Hope you enjoyed the art show!) x
Awesome! Always pleased to hear when an artist sells a work.
December 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm
You and me both, Maggie. I’ve put my artwork off for almost 5 years now for the sake of school. But, finally, the artist has choked the student- at last! 🙂
December 4, 2014 at 6:14 pm
Thanks for the look into your process!
December 4, 2014 at 7:20 pm
Hey, thanks for taking the time to, Arlene. :0)
December 4, 2014 at 7:26 pm
have wanted to go here for ever.
December 4, 2014 at 10:08 pm
It’s awesome, Gav. You totally should!
December 4, 2014 at 10:11 pm
Wow B. that’s an amazing image! I truly respond to the way you manipulated this photograph. I bet on a huge scale…it takes over the room! Thanks for posting it. I see your other fans appreciate it too.
December 5, 2014 at 11:03 am
Glad you like it, Al! Doing this stuff is my therapy. I’m setting out to express my feelings, visually, you know? So it’s pretty cool that others appreciate the end result, which is art. It’s too bad I don’t know who purchased bet! It’d be crazy walking into a hotel one day and seeing it on a wall…heheh.
December 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm