I have just started a photography project on Mentally Illness – Mental Wellness, and as some of the photography is abstract I want to experimenting with overpainting in the style of Gerhard Richter.

I intend to make a composite image of 3 photos, reduce opacity to 70% and print them onto watercolour paper. Then overpaint in an abstract fashion (not colouring in the photo). My thoughts are to experiment with water colour pencils or oils.

If you have any experience I would love to hear what you learned, what didn’t work and what worked well.

left-imageMuseum Visit (2011)

Refererence

https://www.gerhard-richter.com/en/art/overpainted-photographs (accessed on 09/07/2017)

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