Fooling Around With Old Masters

Lately I've been having fun with Picasa, toying with images I find on The Orientalist Gallery that remind me of scenes from Out of the Water.

There's the original image of Rosa (to reiterate, not that she actually goes around carrying baskets of oranges on her head or anything...):


Then there was my first attempt at a touch-up, inserting Rosa and Baha into
The Opium Den, which didn't work so well, mainly because they would never really be in that pose in the first place.

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) proved more inspiring. Here's Rosa as The Unwelcome Companion:


That touchup/airbrush tool in Picasa is not very user friendly, I must say.

Next up, I might try adding Baha's face to Ludwig Deutsch's Scribe.



By the way, if you haven't seen it yet, the authors at All The World's Our Page have interviewed Australian author Chris Womersley. Leave a comment on the post to win a copy of his novel Bereft.
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