Wednesday, January 31, 2007

For Love, For Hope

For Love, For Hope, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. For my Mom, for Keith, for my children. For My Uncle Wally and Fran, for my brothers. For my friends. For spring.

I also posted four pictures from the Winter Beach at Pier Park under the theme of Wordless Wednesday at No Polar Coordinates.

This is a smudge-tool painting. Click image to view larger. Click here to see the original photo. P365-07Ph-A. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Thinking of my Mother

Thinking of my Mother. by Mary Stebbins Taitt. My mother loved to throw rose petals up in the air and watch them fall against the blue blue sky. She loved blowing bubbles, she loved singing, and she loved little children. So this is for her.

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Monday, January 29, 2007


From Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, MI. Foreground piece by Ashley Brayley. If anyone knows the names of the other two artists, let me know. (Photography of this art by me).

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007

Peeking into the Future

Peeking into the Future, Primroses by Mary Stebbins Taitt.

It's been snowing here all day and looks and feels like winter. I went out for a walk and peeked into the Florist's shop, took these, Ortonized them. My Mom and I both love primroses. She is with me everywhere.
I hope you have a lovely day! I hope the sun smiles on you, at least in your heart.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Remembering Mother (Flowers for Margaret)

Remembering Mother (Flowers for Margaret), By Mary Stebbins Taitt. For my mother Margaret, who recently died.

(variations on a theme, Sweet Senescence, see yesterday.)

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Sweet Senescence

Sweet Senescence, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. For my Mom. A smudge-brush painting from a photo. I hand painted this over a photo, changing it from the original. It may not look that different and it may not seem like much, but it took me weeks to do. (Click image to view larger, click again to view larger yet.)Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Self Portrait in Snow

Self Portrait in Snow, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. There is a story to go with this picture. My mother died on Tuesday. I'm walking through a blizzard to bring her a rose. This rose is for my mother, because I love her and miss her. I love you, Mom.

And I love you, too.

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Rain Tree

Rain Tree, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is an art installation at Stone Quarry Art Park in Cazenovia--if anyone knows the artist, let me know, I misplaced the name.

The tree, like me, is crying.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Lost in Fog

Lost in fog, by Mary Stebbins Taitt.

My Mom died this morning.

This picture looks like I feel.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

The 80s: Erin with Robin's Egg

Erin with Robin's Egg, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. In the 80s, especially the early 80s, I was busy raising children. That's what the 80s meant to me. It was an important job and I loved it.

This is a smudge painting I did of my daughter Erin with a Robin's egg. It's from a photo taken in 1981. And a detail from the smudge-painting.

Click to see bigger.

I just "finished" this today. I did it for this theme. Not sure I am really "done."

For Illustration Friday's 80s theme.

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Wood, Squash, Horsechestnut, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. P365-07Ph LOL. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 14, 2007


DISH, a local catering and carry out restaurant, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Taken tonight after hours during the ice storm, and some of the ice is visible. I like the colors and benches and the small sort of southwestern look.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007


White Oak leaf underside showing original photo and my smudge painting of it. Photo and art by Mary Stebbins Taitt. If you click once or even twice on the picture, you can see the details of the smudge painting better.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007


Skulls are "white," but only if long bleached in the desert sun. Two iterations of a gull skull for the Thursday Photo Challenge White. The first one is a "high key" photo and the second a smudge brush painting. Click individual images to see larger.

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Buna Bee, by Mary Stebbins Taitt.

Click once or even twice to see the detail on the eyes etc.

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Wolcott Mill, Inside

Inside the Wolcott Mill, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Posted by Picasa

Wolcott Mill

Wolcott Mill, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This one is treated with poster edges and super saturated. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


New Snow, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. I guess this would work for white, too, but I have another post for white. For Thursday Photo Challenge New. Posted by Picasa