I like to use the computer to work through ideas for paintings and to create images that exist in their own right.
These images are part of a series I did on my daughter.
all images copyright Vivien Blackburn
The first one is about a time in her life when she had to decide whether to give up a hated psychology degree half way through and change direction in her life - a younger, more carefree Her looks on. She did leave and went on to complete a law degree.
In the next image she was working, doing a law degree and was constantly having to watch the time, timetable activities, meet deadlines in time .....
In the following one I combined a picture of her with part of a painting by Dante Gabriel Rosetti - integrating them and providing modern equivalents for the accessories shown. I'd taken a photo of her running her fingers through her hair - a very characteristic move! when I saw the Rosetti painting I couldn't resist trying this combination. I can't remember how many stages there were to incorporate portraits, photographs, objects and make them work together .... a lot!
and the last one I combined her with one of her favourite wall hangings :)