Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Niche, Predjama Castle (Grad Predjama, Slovenia)

Niche, Predjama Castle (Grad Predjama, Slovenia), by Mary Stebbins Taitt. For Nadine, over at In Blue Ink, because she likes European windows and niches.

This began as a photograph, which I painted over digitally with a smudge brush. I then added the flowers and leaves with a combination of collage (compositing) and digital painting. I will post the original photo here for your comparison if you are interested.

We are in Syracuse NY and I will not always have internet access, so responses and comments may be slow or nonexistent until I return home. I started this in the car on the way here, and just finished it. Click the image to view it larger.

Friday, December 26, 2008

A Wolf in Sheep's clothing

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. First piece,
second draft, on my new Cintiq Wacom Tablet. (CED!) I have a lot to

Thursday, December 25, 2008

4 Christmas Eve watercolor sketches

While everyone was drinking and talking, I painted 5 small water-color sketches last night which I proceeded to give away to family members present at the festivities. I think the quality of sketches disintegrates little by little with champagnes and fatigue.

Merry Christmas.

(Creative Every Day).

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Medusa Mole Sketch

Here's me in the holiday spirit, LOL! Confused and ready to bite!
Too bad I haven't been that young in 40-some years!!! LOL!

Medusa, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. First sketch in Steve's Molie.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Poinsettias, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Sketch in B's sketchbook from
Jim Doran's sketchbook exchange group (and Creative Every Day

Crossing the Fractal Moon

Crossing the Fractal Moon, by Mary Stebbins Taitt.

I made a fractal flame in Apophysis, a free download (try Oxidizer if your own a MAC), and then fiddled with the fractal first on Irfanview (a free download) and then on Photoshop. Then I created a digital collage in photoshop. Creative Every Day Challenge #1.

Monday, December 08, 2008

"No Whitewashing"

"No Whitewashing," by Mary Stebbins Taitt. ATC front and back. Available for trade, will post to ATC site if I can figure out how. Side 1: collage, gesso, pen and ink, side 2: gesso, pen and ink, water color. This is on a rough-cut piece of Graham cracker box, from the side of the box with a small portion of the fold of the box at the edge.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Still Life with autumn flowers

Still Life with autumn flowers, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is the first and only card I have painted so far this year as a gift (for someone who hopefully won't be coming here to see it ahead). Been very busy, dunno if I'll paint more or not. Water color.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

BB Quick portrait

BB Quick portrait, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. My daily portrait of BB,
done very quickly on Artrage--from life from scratch. One layer.