Today I’m sharing with you a piece of seaside art I created, that was inspired by a holiday. It was on our 1st anniversary, when we did a South Coast roadtrip and we were in Teignmouth, Devon. We were having breakfast in this quaint little cafe that had artwork on the walls, all for sale at quite extortionate prices. I saw a piece in a simple black frame, that had 3 photos in a posterized effect – you know that effect where colours and outlines are simplified. I thought, I can do that myself! And here is what I created, hanging proudly on our bedroom wall (excuse the photo quality – I just could not get a photo without the light reflecting off the glass!)
The key to making this more ‘arty’ is to choose photos that are more abstract. One is a self-timered photo where we were about to kiss on the beach at Lyme Regis. Two is a photo of a seagull sign at Teignmouth seafront – it’s a current sign but had a retro feel to it. Three is a photo of our shadows at sunset, also at Teignmouth.
I had just learnt to use Photoshop, as I had just started my Graphic Design course, and used the ‘polarize’ function to give it that look. But if you don’t have Photoshop, this effect is easy to create using apps online.
I printed my photos at size 7x5in and bought a black 3-aperture frame from Wilkos with a white mount. And that was that – my very own Seaside Holiday Art. I love it, it always cheers me up when I look at it, remembering our holiday.
Why don’t you have a go? Find three snaps from a holiday you’ve taken and make your own version 😀