Saturday, February 23, 2008


1)Multiple Waterlily pads, by Mary Stebbins Taitt, a progression. See "finished" version here.*
2)Multiple views of a work in progress, Echinacea, by Mary Stebbins Taitt

For Illustration Friday: Multiple.

*I thought I had "finished" it, and then decided to make more changes.

As always, click images to view larger.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Leaves for the Leaf-Lady

Leaves for the Leaf-Lady, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is a card I
painted for Gail for her birthday. I started it last night and
finished it this morning. It's water color, acrylic and pen and ink.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Geraldine, 1967, and blog awards

Geraldine, 1967, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is another illustration
of Geraldine for my chapbpook. This is in 1967, when she was 17.

I received a blog award for my photos from Dick at Eye on Texel and I
am passing it on to three people:

Andrea at Big Gay Dragon
Anonymous at Anonymous Photos
JoAnn at JoAnn's Digital Eyes
and Mick Mather.

OK, so four, I can't count. Lots of others of you also deserve an award! If you are here reading
this, you are probably one of the winners in my book!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Face: Geraldine Neely, 1975

Face: Geraldine Neely, 1975, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is a rough smudge painting of an imaginary woman about whom I am writing a "novel" in "poetry." Well, I am writing something, anyway. LOL! I may use a version of this as the cover of the book, or inside as an illustration. For Inspire me Thursday Faces theme. OK, I just added a new version (above). I thought I was done when I originally posted it, but kept seeing things I wanted to change. Now I think it is still not done, but I am out of time. You can view a poem about Geraldine when she was younger than this picture (she's 25 here). It is an early draft of the poem, which has since gone through a number of revisions, and it's formatting is a messed up, but it will tell you a little about Geraldine as a girl.

Monday, February 11, 2008

The Gross Pointe Light

The Grosse Pointe Light, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is another
digital smudge painting made from a collage of photos I took. If you
are interested in seeing the original photos, click here. Click the
images to view larger. The first one is the final or near final
"official" painting. The others are digital variations.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Monday, February 04, 2008

Milkweed Blossoms by Moonlight (Full)

Milkweed Blossoms by Moonlight, by Mary STebbins Taitt. This is the
full picture, much shrunken. It doesn't translate well to teh small
size. (See detail below.)

Milkweed Blossoms by Moonlight

Milkweed Blossoms by Moonlight, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Clcik image
to view larger. This is a detail from a MUCH larger work that does
not convert well to the small format of the blog.