Sunday, August 31, 2008

On the Outside Looking In

On the Outside Looking In, by Mary Stebbins Taitt, for Cold SHoulders.

This is a new variation on an old piece.

Everyone but Me

Everyone but Me, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is a new piece I just
did for "Cold Shoulders." Digital composit, digital collage.

Birches, Three Rivers

Birches, Three Rivers, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. digitally manipulated
photograph. Original here.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Memories: From a Memory of Dreams I

From a Memory of Dreams I, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. For Illustration Friday and for my Bloggy Friend jo(e) who has nightmares about snakes. (So do I sometimes). (But I like snakes.) The altered version of the fractal posted below is one of the layers in the image. This is a brand new piece today that I did for this challenge and for jo(e).

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fractal Flame from Apophysis

Fractal Flame from Apophysis--right out of the box--I love it, but
couldn't get it back to play with it any more. Click here to see a Photoshop-edited version. Apophysis keeps crashing on me and losing my work--my computer may be too old for it.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

page 6 in Johnny Norm's: Variation on a theme

Amanita Muscaria Revisited, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. I prolly won't make a habit of this, but I stuck the scan of this into Photoshop and fooled with it and put the results onto page 6 of John's Moleskine, paired with the other one. I applied various filters, did some burning and dodging and "re-painted" parts. I was going for texture. I may post a couple process pix because BB kept coming and taking my picture while I was working. Filters used: colored pencils, rough pastels, poster edges. Also some layer blending.

One for Johnny Norm's

Amanita Muscaria, the Fly agaric, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Pen and Ink and colored pencil. You could theoretically get high on these mushrooms, but the dose to get high is alarmingly close to the fatal dose. I'd rather just admire them.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

2 more in Johnny Norm's: Sheeraffes and moonbirds

1)The Rendezvous of the Wild Mountain Sheeraffes, pen and colored pencil.
2)Why the Moonbirds Flew to the Sun, graphite pencil.

See yesterday's here.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The D of Spades

The D of Spades, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. A sketch for a card from a
deck of playing cards and tarot-type fortune cards that is part of a
story I am working on. In Leah's Moleskine for sketchbook exchange

Read a little more about my stories in progress.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Brownian Motion

Brownian Motion or Feeding Time, Gulls behind the boat, by Mary
Stebbins Taitt. In 5 x 8 Moleskine as part of Moleskine Exchange,
Hennie Mavis's Mole.

See photo montage made for this piece here.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Madonna and Child with the Book of Nines (Raphael) [The Book of Hours]

{Madonna and Child, Raphael Pasadena.} This is my last piece in Bagelboy's Mole, so I will be sending it off tomorrow or the next day. My first piece, the crabs ("Confrontation"), was just something I wanted to try. The next three were my attempts at the theme Bagelboy started in his mole. According to Wikipedia, Jesus was conceived at the 9th hour and died on the cross at the 9th hour. The three are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The original painting was finished by Raphael Pasadena about 1504. As in my other two, I did not attempt to follow the color scheme of the original. (As usual, the image with get larger if you click on it.) PS: If you are wondering why I moved the Baby Jesus, I wanted to put his face in the colored quadrant. (I guess it's not a quadrant if there are nine of them.)

See two more from this series here.