Monday, August 27, 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hands Reaching for God


Hands Reaching for God, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Sculpture in an Italian Church. In Europe, there were lovely churches and religious sculptures in every small town.
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Friday, August 24, 2007

Unfinished


Unfinished Painting of Echinacea. This is a painting I just started tonight. It is a smudge painting on Photoshop. I learned a couple new techniques for smudge painting, too, for example, turning on and off a saturation layer while working can give you more color and texture. I took this photo with the aid of an assistant (Biker Buddy). Click image to view larger.

For Photo Friday "Unfinished" theme.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Exchange


Exchange, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. I did this rough smudge painting for this week's theme for Monday Artday, and decided, since it's one of my new art pieces, to also post it here. And I posted it at Silk Creek Portal, since it's a creek picture. Generally, I do not like to post the same painting to more than one place, so forgive me for that lapse. (I have been posting many versions of the same or similar piece to various websites and blogs, but this was totally unaltered in all three.)(For those few of you who visit more than one of my blogs, I apologize--Sorry!)Hey check it out! I won a prize from Monday Artday for this painting! Thanks, Monday Artday!

Oh, by the way, I'll be out of town and incommunicado all week next week.
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Self-portrait of the Artist as an Insomniac #070822dkn-1-567: Separated from Sleep


Self-portrait of the Artist as an Insomniac #070822dkn-1-567: Separated from Sleep, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Part of the Insomniac Series and the Self-portrait series. For Mick Mather, Scott Carter and Keith Taitt.
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Monday, August 20, 2007

Piran Alley


Piran Alley, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is the latest version of the "Piran Alley" piece I've been working on since I got back from Slovenia. Click image to view larger.
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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Portrait of the Artist as an Insmoniac #070814-5



Portrait of the Artist as an Insmoniac #070814-5 (For Keith, and for Mick Mather), by Mary Stebbins Taitt, part of an ongoing series. Click image to view larger. See alternate versions here, here, here, and here.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Scream (for Mick Mather)



Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Scream (for Mick Mather), by Mary Stebbins Taitt.
Original images taken along the freeway in Detroit during a two-hour traffic jam. See four different closer versions.
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Friday, August 10, 2007

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

At Grad Ljubljana


At Grad Ljubljana (Castle at Ljubljana, Slovenia), by Mary Stebbins Taitt.

A note on the banner: when I switched over to the new Blogger and new blogger template, I lost my old banner. I couldn't reuse the old one because they didn't give me the option of placing it above the words--it could be under them or replace them, but not the way it was before. I was sad to lose the old banner and my attempts to replace it have been somewhat feeble so far. After multiple other versions, I think I will keep this one for a while unless I have an inspiration, because I have other things to do besides designing banners. I wish I had somehow saved the old one.
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Monday, August 06, 2007

Sunday, August 05, 2007

A Reason For Hope, revised


A Reason For Hope, revised, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. I repainted this painting digitally on my desktop computer for several reasons. One problem I have is that my tablet PC, on which I do my art, has an improper aspect ration so all the pictures come out wrong and have to be readjusted. I had not remembered to do that. I also hated the texture I added, so basically, I had to repaint the entire picture to get rid of it. I'm still not sure I am done with it.

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See the earlier version here. Note: It did NOT look that narrow on my tablet when I painted it originally. The aspect ration on the tablet makes it look either much wider or much narrower depending on whether I paint in landscape or portrait mode. Landscapes look wider and portraits look narrower and then when I uppload them, they opposite on a normal screen. It is very distressing.
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