Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Two sketches (or "paintings") I did in the last two days with water-color pencils (Real pigment on real paper!) Click images to view larger. The third is the second sketch digitally altered.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Conspicuous Consumption (Preying Mantis), by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger. Check out those eyes! We saw the mantis capture the beetle and gnaw on it for quite a while--I took 57 pictures before we left and it was still gnawing!
Friday, September 21, 2007
At the Beach near Eureka, California. I recently helped my friend Leaflady move to California, and while I was there, I took these pix and about 300 others. The first image contains a rock formation of an old India woman looking out to sea. Click images to view larger. I used the batch edit function on Irfanview to batch resize these so I hope it worked OK, I forgot to check before I started posting 'cause I'm trying to hurry! These pix are for the beach theme in PhotoFriday. Check out what everyone else posted!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Fog Lifting at Dawn, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. "Photoart," or photomanipulation, or compositing. I did this tonight in Picasa using the collage feature for multilayered pictures. Photo taken at Lakeshore. For Mick Mather. Click image to view larger.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Wedding in the New Order VII, smudge painting by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger. This painting is part of the series, Wedding in the new Order and was painted for Illustration Friday. It illustrates, among other things, the immediacy, precariousness and risk of love. I have since painted another version of this which you can see here.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Grad Predjama, Predjama Castle in Postojna, Slovenia. (Click image to view larger.) At this castle, the Robber Baron held off a year-long siege by escaping to a village in the next valley through the cave for supplies--and then was betrayed and murdered in his own bathroom! There are three layers of caves below the castle and one that goes up. It's a real place, but a sort of fantasy-like place as well. My fantasy would be to spend some time here doing research and exploring and write a children's story set here. For Photo Friday Fantasy theme. (Check out what others have done on this theme!) That's Biker Buddy with the catapult. The catapults were used in the siege. They have jousting here and other fun events. And weddings! (Now there's a fantasy!)
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Old School House, near Stoney Creek Michigan, photo by Mary Stebbins Taitt. (Click image to view larger.) For the School Challenge of Thursday Photo Challenge. (Check out what others have done for this challenge!)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Echinacea, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. (Digital Smudge painting). This is the painting I was working on earlier and posted a picture of it on my computer screen. I think it finally might be done. I had to go back and study the flowers! What a meditation art is, how attentive one must be!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Happy (hpy) invited me to design her a house and this is my first attempt. I made something I might like as well. I left the image very large so if you click on it you can look more closely at the details.