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A Welcoming
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By hummbuzz   |   Watch
Published: October 24, 2015
© 2015 - 2019 hummbuzz
In my continuing escapade to explore new avenues of creative framing for prints of my images, I have recently (while at home healing from a shoulder injury) picked up a paintbrush and have begun experimenting with textural background painting.

I have two friends to whom I need to give my humble thanks for their creative inspiration:

:iconmarkus43: for the concept of extending the boundaries of some of his own photography using painted media.

:iconebbing-gale: for the magnificent antiquity of her textural mixed-media images.

Thank you.

 Image used for this piece: Welcome by hummbuzz         Work in progress: Welcome_textural background by hummbuzz

Featured by:

:iconchaosfive-55:  :iconaltergromit: :iconmartaraff:

Thank you.

Media used: old window frame, metal window latch, 2 drill bits, photograph printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper;
Extended textural background painted on watercolor paper, using color-tinted acrylic gel.
Outer dimensions (including "feet"): 14" W x 18" H; or 35.5 x 45.75 cm.

All images in my gallery are created with original photography by yours truly. Photography and final images are copyrighted and may not be used in any form without my written permission. Thank you.
Image size
720x900px 263.63 KB
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
34 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 23, 2015, 1:06:28 PM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15.0 (Windows)
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TeresaClarkProfessional General Artist
This looks great! sorry about your shoulder, I hope you are fully recovered by now!
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Oh yes, it's long healed.  Thank you, Teresa. :heart:
But it gave me the opportunity to experiment with something new that I may not have tried otherwise. :boogie:
Versatis's avatar
Sometimes it's amazing how an inventive framing makes the picture truly come out of the frame toward a beholder. :)
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Thank you, Jakub.  I agree.
kats-photos's avatar
this looks really interesting. i like the drills, especially.
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Me too.  I have it hanging on my pantry wall.
Thank you, Kat. :heart:
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most welcome, yvette :heart:
EvaPolly's avatar
Lovely work you've created, Yvette :nod:
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Hi Vanja!  Thank you. :sun:
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essteraProfessional Digital Artist
always so subtle and charming:)
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And so happy to see you here! :boogie:
aerendial's avatar
you always summarize powerful auras inside your assemblages. it's very some part of archeologic research or.. well, as you describe it well together with inspiration of your friends. p.s. it is good to be creative and forget pain. one day,, i danced with injured leg - i had one leg, but it was interesting exploration. as your rounded shoulder - how it was to work with such arch!? you don't need to answer this question.. i just want to share more with impact of work that you created with such precise will. : )
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Thank you, Kirke.  The impetus to finally try this was because painting was something I could do entirely left-handed (it was my right shoulder that was injured). But you are right...when inspired, one does manage to forget pain (of many kinds).
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davidrabinProfessional General Artist
very creative work...i wonder where people like yourself pick up these window frames...regards....David
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Thank you, David.  I found this one at a street fair...just happenstance.
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davidrabinProfessional General Artist
i guess it's helpful to always have an eye open to these things...regards....David
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I always have my eyes open for weird little odds-and-ends, and rusty bits-and-pieces.
And friends help out occasionally. (The 2 drill bits I used here were a gift from a friend). :aww:
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EintoeRnHobbyist Photographer
there is a little mystery in this welcome ! and what a fine piece, Yvette :omg:
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BGDodson Traditional Artist
VERY cool!!!!
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Chaosfive-55Hobbyist General Artist
Me likey!!! :)
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Thank you, oh invisible one. :D
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