Monday, April 19, 2010

FREE Silhouettes at the PWG Bridal Show!

Hello Orlando Brides!
I will be cutting FREE Silhouettes at the 
PWG Bridal Show.
Look for me in the pre-function room from 10am-4pm.
*You must purchase a ticket to attend*

Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Shows are the Largest & Most Popular Shows and have been VOTED #1 Bridal Show in Central Florida by Central Florida Brides! 
Sunday, June 6, 2010
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
 Orlando World Marriott Center
8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Silhouettes at Cristina & Darin's Wedding


 Silhouettes at a lovely Wedding in South Florida.

A note from the Bride and Groom after their Wedding:
I wanted to take a minute and thank you for your fabulous and hard work. E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E enjoyed the silhouttes and were very happy with them. Darin and I looove our little album of all the silhouttes.  Again thanks for all your efforts, great personality and amazing craft!
Cristina & Darin


YOU WERE MAGICAL.... love the book
thank you for being a part of our day
Vicki Elam Anderson

International Museum of Photography Workshop

A workshop will be held at the  International Museum of Photography on the evolution of drawing with early apparatus. In particular the physionotrace which was used by so many American and European silhouette artists from the late-18th to mid-19th centuries. 
Being a photography museum, they are naturally interested in light based imagery. These techniques are what eventually lead to the invention of photography. And so, will also cover camera obscura, tent camera obscura and camera lucida.
If you or someone you know might be interested in this unusual workshop, 
please Click here.

Contact information:
Mark Osterman
Process Historian
George Eastman House
International Museum of Photography
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607-2298
The silhouette is "taken" by tracing the virtual shadow image of the sitter while the device simultaneously draws the profile in miniature on the paper above. 

 Illustration of an original physionotrace from around 1810

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Silhouettes in PlanetEye Traveler Blog

 Unless I'm on the road, I'm either cutting Silhouettes or making paintings just about every Wednesday evening at Cafe Tu Tu Tango in Orlando, Florida. I've been a Featured Artist there for over 15 years!

Read more about Cafe Tu Tu Tango in
Blog where my Silhouettes were recently featured!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Portraits for Themed Weddings

These portraits were made for an Alice in Wonderland themed Wedding. 
Each measures 16"x20".
The Couple initially tried to do this project themselves in Photoshop, but to no avail.
Changes were made to the characters, especially the White Rabbit. The Couple wanted the ears separated, and defined clothing. I also decided to add in the white collar, the hair on his chin and a button.
For the Mad Hatter, eyebrow hairs were added, white collar detail, and some polka-dots on the tie to give it added detail.

Etsy Review from Customer:
I requested custom silhouettes of the white rabbit and the mad hatter for my wedding in a huge 16x20 size, and the portraits were beautiful, and so creative!! She was incredibly fast, and responded so quickly to all my emails -- she even checked to make sure i liked what she had in mind before she made them. A very conscientious seller indeed...

I screwed up a little by giving her the dimensions but not the shape of the frames I was putting them in, so I unfortunately had to fudge them a little to get in the frame - but that was my mistake - not hers, and they still turned out beautiful!

All in all they were gorgeous and I would highly recommend her to all future buyers!!