I put together a display of eighteen local scenes incorporating red kites using a multi-format technique of photographic backgrounds, watercolour red kites, composed on computer and painted digitally to give vibrant colourful compositions of a traditional nature in a contemporary style.
My exhibition took over the whole of Thornley Centre for a month and sold a number of prints, and have since sold many more at local outlets and craft fairs, each image being in a limited editions of 50.
I produced images in both portrait and landscape format, but personally I liked the portrait types the best, so here are a selection of my favourites:
|Air of Freedom|
|Around the Houses|
I still tinkered around with this idea after the exhibition and produced a few more multi-format prints of scenes of contemporary Gateshead, though did not display these anywhere.
Still on the subject of wildlife of course, I had photographed a pair of swans from above as they milled around below a bridge I was on, and cropped down and painted digitally they make a good pair of images (I think), certainly more arty than as pure photographs.
|mute swan cobb|
|mute swan penn|
|Dipper on the Derwent|
below nine-arches viaduct
|fox on the prowl|