By way of explanation for those who haven’t followed the genesis of the new triptych for Characters Pub in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Johnny Depp is to be the second and center panel in the 3 foot by 12 foot triptych which will be hung across from the bar in “Windows On Queen,” the banquet facility at the Restaurant.
In order to make images that are my own, I “Googled” ‘Johnny Depp,’ then chose ‘images,’ then ‘large.’ I chose 8 images that I liked. I saved them to my computer, and opened them in Adobe Photoshop, manipulating them in many ways, enlarging them to create grain and pixelation, cropping them, combining them, overlapping them, reversing them, tilting the images, posterizing them, solarizing them, and so on. These are two of the final images that I like best. Before I square one up to the 3 by 4 foot central canvas, I need viewer help to choose which one will be best as part of the triptych that will include the completed painting of Madonna, and another of Julia Roberts. Please go to the comments section below and vote for #1, or #2 Which ever image is the winner, it must be understood that the painting will also be altered from the image as seen in this post. I will enlarge the image fairly accurately, but my painting technique will create a new variation, distancing it from the Photoshop image, because that image is but a guide to the making of the painting.