Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Photographic Bokeh Watercolor

I have been fascinated with photographic bokeh since an ice storm in the 1980s that filled the 35 mm photo I took with hundreds of tiny hexagons.The Japanese word boke or bokeh is attached to the blurred areas of a photograph created by a very narrow depth of field. Loving the telephoto lens as I do, I fell in love with bokeh before I ever knew that name.. I liked to recreate the effect in watercolor by cutting hexagonal stencils and lifting areas from the watercolor background of a painting like my Gingko.
Photographic Bokeh Watercolor, Mary Ellen Golden, The Golden Gallery

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