Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Foreclosure on a Sunny day - Up close and personal

Foreclosure on a Sunny Day: I thought you might be interested in seeing what the house photo looked like in the artwork I did for my Altered Sister's Round Robin book, Foreclosure on a Sunny Day, before I altered it. It's not a great picture, that's for sure. What a dark, dreary December day it was! When I took it I was looking at the form of the houses rather than the surrounding stuff. I like the way the houses go up the hill.

Up close: And, here's the altered version that I used in the artwork...

Personal: The photo was taken in my husband's hometown, Olean, NY. As far as I know none of these houses are in foreclosure but a couple of them looked like they could be.



Joanne Huffman said...

Only you could make foreclosure look artistic. I look forward to seeing what you do in everyone's books.


Kathy L said...

Lorrie, forgive the stupid question but when you altered the photto was it done by hand or in a photo editing program. It looks like by hand. Either is really neat .


Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

The photos are altered using sandpaper and an awl. Then I paint on the scratched surface.

I'm sad that I felt driven to make foreclosure artistic!

aliceinparis said...

I think living in those houses would be like living in a tower. So tall. I like what you did with the photo.

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