My spring flowers are popping up everywhere! My yard is currently a wonderland for little boys who want to surprise their mommies! What fun it was to watch these two little fellows gather up bunches of daffodils to take home to their moms.
If you've ever water skied, you know how much fun it is to spend the day out on the boat with family, food and plenty of cold drinks in the cooler. This is my husband, George last summer doing his thing on the beautiful Pocomoke River. We bought a boat about 35 years ago and the Firefly, as we call her, is still pulling strong and looking better than ever!
As a staff writer on EmptyEasel.com, I enjoy writing articles that include tutorials. This week's article, One Simple Painting Tip For More Intense Watercolors, is the latest one. Click here for the link. Hope you enjoy the article.
We have had an unusual amount of snow this year and were blasted by a blizzard this weekend. On Sunday the air was crisp and the sun was out. I took my camera down some of the backroads in our area and got some great shots. This little building was really photogenic and was the perfect subject for creating digital art. Click the photo to enlarge and leave a comment below if you'd like. I hope you enjoy this one.
Painting at a Disney world restaurant:Check out my latest EmptyEasel.com Article: The Traveling Artist: How to Create New Artwork and Gain Inspiration while Traveling Featuring several photographed, digital artwork and painted images including the images above.
My latest article is on EmptyEasel.com today. It's about how to effectively create a sense of distance in a painting. The information is applicable to any painting medium. Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/yfxc4qm . In the article, I use two of my paintings to illustrate some of the points I make in the article. If you paint, I'd appreciate knowing if the article was helpful to you.
I took this photo last week at a local ball field. This little fellow is quite serious about his baseball! I thought this would make a great vintage-style photograph. Since the "Just Do It" Nike phrase did not seem to blend with the vintage concept, I digitally removed the letters. Digital artwork of all styles can be applied to any image. I do accept commissioned work so do contact me if you have an image you'd like to turn into digital art.
EmptyEasel.com is a leading online art magazine with a great writing team that publishes advice, introduces artists, and posts tutorials for creating and selling art. I have been asked to join the writing staff and will begin contributing articles this week. I am delighted to be selected from apparently numerous applicants and am excited to contribute to this outstanding publication. You can have EE delivered to your inbox by going to their website and subscribing, http://emptyeasel.com/ . Here is the link to the article introducing me and Charlotte B. DeMolay as the newest addition to the writing team. http://emptyeasel.com/2009/07/09/introducing-two-new-writers-for-emptyeasel/ .
WetCanvas, an online artist community is always a fascinating source of art, mentoring and advice. This morning I participated in a digital photo manipulation challenge where a member posted a photo of beautiful red roses for others to digitally alter and submit. This is my second version. The challenge was a lot of fun.
Digital artwork of a wide range of subjects (favorite car, family photos, special landmarks, etc.) can be done using your photography and is available as prints and as posters. The artwork makes a wonderful Fathers Day gift. It's not too late to order for Father's Day. Prices range from $50 - $150 for most artwork packages. Click here for more information.
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Yes, she is as sweet as she looks. Her big brother Chance (rescue dog adopted this Jan.) definitely is wary of her. We think it's because he has chronic ear problems and of course, Chloe goes right for his big floppy ears! Currently, we aren't able to let Chloe on the floor in the vicinity of Chance. Our lives are governed by where the pet gates are placed! It is so wonderful to have this little one in the studio. I miss our beloved old Megan (world-class studio Buddy) so Chloe is certainly a blessing to me every day.
My backyard is basically a wooded area and where I spend quite a bit of time with my camera. This is where we always take our dog to "do his business". I always take him through there before we go on our walk so he doesn't leave a present on a neighbors sidewalk. Earlier this week, before I took Chance out for his walk, I was delighted to find this patch of wild crocus in bloom back in the woods. What a sign of hope it was! I am not a winter person and I long for the day when it's sunny and warm again. Today, I noticed that many more were beginning to bloom. Spring is not too far away!
Zoey is a chocolate and tan cocker spaniel puppy. She's 10 weeks old and full of love and lots of energy. Here she is at rest after a morning of running and playing with her new sibling, Roxie. Roxie is an adorable miniature pincher who has welcomed this newcomer into her home quite graciously. These wonderful pets do not live with us but are part of our family of precious pooches. Zoey is an intelligent little girl who loves to run and play but immediately settles for a snuggle when picked up. Well, I guess she's pretty much perfect! Welcome to the family, Zoey!
My client races this Porsche 914. He commissioned me to create this artwork from his digital image. Wow, that was fun. The car is beautiful and my goal was to create art that is edgey and gives the impression of power and speed. Do you feel I accomplished it? My client also ordered the print as a poster with text added. It's going to look great as a glossy poster! Digital art is surprisingly reasonable and makes a wonderful momento or gift.
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What an Angel! Doesn't that expression just make you want to hand over all the cookies and candy? We are fortunate to have lots of little ones in our extended family. Having them around at Christmas is such a treat! Click on the image for a better view. You can receive my latest blog posts in your inbox. Just go to the box at the top right of my blog to subscribe. All email addresses are kept totally confidential.
We flew in the Fall of 2007 to San Diego for the wedding of dear friends. After the wedding, we rented a car and over the next week traveled from San Diego to San Francisco. Visiting the Pigeon Point Lighthouse was one of the highlights of the trip. Near Santa Cruz, it is a stunning sight against the California Coast as you approach it. It is one of the tallest lighthouses in America and has been guiding mariners since 1872. The keepers quarters has been restored and is now utilized as a hostel. The clean lines and vintage buildings made this a natural for a transformation into digital art. If you ever get the chance, go visit this historic landmark. Click here for more information. Watch this blog for more of the California coast images!
This digital art image was created for a member of Organized Chaos, a local softball team. These guys love the game and have achieved a nice balance between the spirit of competition and the joyful camaraderie that makes for a great adult recreational team. The original photograph was taken by my daughter. It was delightful to take it a step further into digital art. Doesn't this one just make you smile?
I took this shot last spring when we got the Porsche out of the garage for its annual preparation for the spring and summer season. My husband had just washed the car in the side yard so I got a couple of shots to work with and had fun giving it that edgey, creative look that I love to do. Digital art is a great way to create a keepsake from that digital photo of an important event or special possession such as our 914 Porsche. My husband loves this one!
I love the snow and overnight we received a light dusting which turned everything into a magical feast for the eyes. As soon as it was light, I grabbed my camera while the ice crystals were still in the air and went for a walk. Several shots begged to be more than simple photographs. This digital art is the result of one of those shots. I hope you like it!
We are fortunate to live on a road that dead-ends at a beautiful river. I often photograph the dock and river and sometimes just sit on this bench and enjoy the beauty of nature. This morning there was a light dusting of snow and everything was frosted with ice. I grabbed my camera and went for a walk. This shot of my favorite bench was a perfect candidate for digital artwork. I always enjoy working magic with photographs and this one was especially fun. I hope you like it!
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