I used a scanner to capture this image of two plants. It is a digital ‘photogram’. I arranged the plants on the scanner and painted watercolours directly on to a glass. I used this process as it records extremely fine detail with a shallow depth. It also provided me with a great level of control when adding watercolours. I used composition skills and colour mixing skills I have learned during my watercolour class. In many ways this process is similar to the traditional photograms using the cyanotype process. They both give us a subtle shapes and beautiful colours.
Papaver Orientale; Poppy, from Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns (1854)
Great Britain, Uk (made)
Atkins, Anna, born 1799 - died 1871 (photographers)
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