Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Self-portrait of the Artist Reflected in an Autumn Pond

Self-portrait of the Artist Reflected in an Autumn Pond, by Mary
Stebbins Taitt. This was done in a combination of Picasa and
Irfanview with the leaves added afterward in Photoshop. Click image
to view larger.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Transitions: October Wind

Transitions: October Wind, by Mary Stebbins Taitt, a self-portrait
when I was about 19. Transitioning into adulthood (ha ha!) in a
transitional season.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Water's Edge

The Water's Edge, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is a reworking of a detail (the detail) from yesterday's smudge painting. (It is a digitally altered photograph.) You may or may not be able to see the changes, but that's in part because the pictures are so small on the blog.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sunset verticals

Sunset Verticals, Last night at Blue Heron Lagoon, by Mary Stebbins
Taitt. Click image to view larger.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Farm by moonlight

Farm by moonlight, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is a digitally
altered photograph. That's the real moon, not added.

Self-portrait of the Artist on a Diet

Self-portrait of the Artist on a Diet, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click
image to view larger.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Orchids at the Belle Isle Conservatory

Orchids at the Belle Isle Conservatory, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. We
went to the Belle Isle conservatory on Saturday. It was a real treat
to see tropical flowers in the middle of January.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Elphie

Elphie, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. My latest digital Smudge Painting. I did this on Leopard, my new Mac, but then emailed it to myself and cleaned it up a little on Tabitha, my Toshiba PC tablet laptop. I don't have a "pen" or "tablet" with the Mac and it is really hard to do details well because the mighty mouse is a little spastic.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Snake Doodle for Andrea

I made thiis doodle with a pen and stencil from Andrea and colored it
with washable markers. Click image to view larger or here to see a detail.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Smudge Painting revisited: Rachel with flowers

One of the cool things about smudge painting is that you can revisit
the painting and change it. This is my new version. Mary Stebbins
Taitt. Click image to view larger.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Detail of Rachel Painting

The details of these art pieces do not show up well in the tiny format
of a blog. This is a rough painting. I may work on it more.

A Painting of Rachel on Christmas

A Painting of Rachel on Christmas, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is a smudge painting made from a photo. The Photo came out completely black because the flash failed. I manipulated it and smudged it to get this. 26.5 x 35. Click image to view larger.