Thursday, February 25, 2010

Where's the puppy?

Having a lot of fun with in the visual poetry photoshop class with Susan Tuttle.  This was a fun one.  I took this picture years ago.  Our dog was asleep, and we piled all the stuff animals around him for this picture.  

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Catch A Wave

My college daughter, Dana,  had a request for an ocean painting for her room.  As a mom always trying to inspire, I added some subtle inspirational words with Picnik.   Picnik has some very cool fonts, but no arch option.  I will probably add the words on the original with Photoshop, which can arch, later.  

Because this is basically done with ripped paper, I wanted the little droplets to be paper, also.  So I used a single hole puncher and hole punched all the droplets.  I had to use an x-acto knife to move the dots around.  Of course, the obvious would have been to splattered some paint, but I wanted to try something different.  It kind of has a fun, festive feel.

Although you can't see it very well, I used pieces of cheese cloth to give texture to the top of the wave. A little gesso was used to soften and pull together different areas.  I'm tempted to do more, but need to think about it carefully at this point.

Dana took "Destiny Awaits", so maybe she'll like this too.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Madison Pencil Sketch

I couldn't help myself but to do another sketch of  Madison.  I used some glazing for his buff color.  I want to add some color to his ball, but I'm going to wait and do it with photoshop so I can experiment first.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Textured Shell

I'm very excited about taking a photoshop class with Susan Tuttle and just thought I post one of my projects.  The real shell that I had painted this from was about 2' wide and had lots of fossiling and moss on it.  By adding this texture layer, I think it enhances that feeling.

Already I needed  help from my high school daughter, but together I finally got it.  Auhhh,  the young.