Friday, June 12, 2009

Painting history in North Africa

Carthage overlaid with Phoenecian alphabet
©2009 Charlene Brown

This computer painting was created by overlaying two photographs taken in Tunisia -- the Punic ruins at Carthage and a stone plaque at the Bardo museum. 

The main advantage of using a computer to create overlays is that by selectively brightening or sharpening sections of each layer, or altering the layer blending mode, unlimited possibilities are made available. This is of course its main disadvantage as well.