Reference images

I’ve been working on some reference photos making an overlay in Premiere of scenery timelapses and video footage. I want to use these as a rough reference for painting and drawing so that when I mix and overlay different visual representations and media, they will match up.

The angles and focal lengths are slightly out when overlaying, but that’s part of the process of how visual representation can be distorted whether by technology, media or through creative choice. How we perceive, see and then represent visually is subjective and subject to change or choice.

One of the evenings that we were at the little beach at Port Charlotte there was a lady there playing the flute on the rocks (on the other side of the pier) as the sun went down. It was very ethereal and I felt she must be surely playing along to the sound of the tide. It reminds me that expression through mixed media is about more than just the visual sense.