Friday, 23 March 2012

Backgrounds from Oil on Canvas

Today I have created some new backgrounds to share, for use in digital art, or for printing out and using in other projects.

In the course of my parents’ clearing out their house in preparation for moving, they have been passing a lot of stuff our way, either for us to keep, or for us to take to the recycling centre for them. Amongst the last lot was a still life in oils that they no longer wanted; it’s rather dark and uninteresting, and certainly not worth much. We will probably try to sell it at a car boot sale along with various other items, but before it goes, I thought I would take some photographs of various parts of it, and create background images from them.

These were taken from the background of the painting. In each set, the first photo is the original, and subsequent ones are examples of the manipulation of the colour that I have done. I may also work on some other digital manipulation such as adding various filters, but that’s for another day. For this project I have been using Serif PhotoPlus X3 and using a combination of different Hue/Saturation/Lightness and Colour Balance settings, and converting the images to A4 size.

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

These are just a few of the backgrounds I’ve created from the oil painting. They are now all on my SkyDrive (see link in my sidebar) and can be downloaded free, if anyone wants to use them. You can also see them all in my Photobucket album:!cpZZ1QQtppZZ24


  1. A good idea! and generous of you to share them!

  2. your backgrounds are great! i specially like the rust colored one. thank you for sharing,
    hugs,peggy aplSEEDS

  3. I love backgrounds and the rich texture and coverage of yours look fabulous - the war zone is producing lovely makes!!!! Thanks for sharing your desk and a bit of your life! sarah (a late WOYWWer at no.1)

  4. They're really pretty - well done for seeing potential in something that they didn't want x


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