Abstract setup – A behind ​the scenes look

Last week I shared some new products featuring blue and yellow oil on water art. Today I thought I would take you behind the scenes and show you my abstract setup.

Amazing abstracts

Here is a selection of abstracts created through dropping oil on water. It has been suggested to me that these could easily be digial art created in software such as Photoshop. However I can assure you these are all capture on camera. Let me show you how I did it!

Setting up the equipment – a sneak peak!

To create these images I first set up my tripod so that I could take an overhead shot.

I filled a shallow glass dish with water and dropped a few drops of oil onto the surface.

Propping the dish up I then turn on my light pad below the dish. I layered different coloured paper and acetate sweet wrappers under the dish. This then created the coloured patterns on the oil drops.

Post production

Once I have captured the shots, I then spend some time editing them in Photoshop. When capturing this sort of image, there are always going to be a number of unwanted elements, such as extra small bubbles.

I remove these unwanted bubbles and dust using the spot healing brush tool.

And that is all there is to it! It is quite a simple process to create these oil on water images. I hope you have found this behind the scenes abstract setup interesting and useful.

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Check out my oil on water abstracts over on my Redbubble site.

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