Years and years ago my grandfather's cousin Peggy passed away and left him a color television set, which I subsequently inherited in the late 1970s. It was a "portable," although it weighed about 40 pounds, and among its then state-of-the-art features, it allowed you to manually and easily control contrast, hue, and saturation.
I experimented with these controls quite a bit, and especially liked to set them at various extremes and use the machine as a sort of light-show at parties, with the sound turned off. Here are a few samples of "paintings" I captured from the TV, circa 1986, some as double exposures. In the first one you can actually see the top of the screen.
|Apres le dejeuner a la jardin|
|Eastern Western dreams|