I've very much been in the mood to paint cities and iconic landmarks from around the world, so naturally I'm drawn to adding maps into my current art repertoire!
I painted one all original map painting (see here), and then I had the idea to also create some digital collages of maps from my original paintings, manipulated in Photoshop to create a unique piece of art, perfect for prints and lot's of other fun products.
I started with my three piece acrylic painting "The Beauty of Color" that I painted several years ago that is bold and vibrant and I thought would look great overlayed on a world map. I then chose a hand painted gray background to use as the oceans just to give the background some texture. As I was stitching together the images onto the map, I decided to play around with the hues and came up with several more stunning and vibrant color combinations! It's so amazing how digital manipulation can allow us to take one piece of art and turn it into something completely new, it's fun and pushes my creativity to a whole new level.
Here are the original "The Beauty of Color" Paintings and the gray background before I digitally collaged them into the images below. The colors were changed along with the saturation and opacity to create the most complimentary color schemes.
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Which one do you like best?
Products you can purchase with one of the images above, there are also prints, phone cases, cards and more to come from my Society6 Shop!
As someone who LOVE's to travel, and dream of traveling to every corner of the earth some day; creating a new collection of map paintings to compliment my Cities of the World art, seemed like the perfect new collection!
My first painting in this new collection is a vibrant, colorful painting depicting the world with each country richly colored in deep, vibrant hues of the rainbow. I didn't purposefully color the countries specifically, I just went with what felt right and seemed to compliment each other, with the exception of the State of Alaska, which is painted in a brilliant shade of purple and violet. The reason for this, is Purple is my favorite color and I grew up in Alaska, so I wanted to give it particularly special meaning.
The original "World Map I" painting was created with acrylics on a thick archival, acid free paper - 13"x18" that will need to be matted and framed. If you are looking for a larger copy of the painting I do have prints available up to an oversized 45"x60" framed or canvas prints HERE along with cards and even phone cases.
It's always fun to see the process by which an original piece of art comes to live, so here are work in progress pics to enjoy :)