Monday, September 30, 2013

Keeper of the Crows

Multi-layered image with lots of stuff!!  Went for a walk this AM and the crows were out in large numbers, very nosy and oh so bold.  They were attacking my neighbors garbage and fighting with a hawk.  I walked right up to them to say they were very naughty birds - they didn't care. I do love them.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Haunted Lighthouse

Haunted Lighthouse - Perkins Island Light Maine - just back from Maine and thinking about a ghost beckoning sailors onto the surf & rocks surrounding the lighthouse. Maybe this girl died at this island lighthouse a long, long time ago and now she is looking for some company!!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Challenge Assignment – Week 2

Interior photo with landscape thru window.  Extracted the girl from another pic.  Did selective B&W on the interior keeping the landscape in color.  Added the girl and changed her to B&W.  Used Paree Erica textures 02 and 15 which I desaturated and used a blending mode.  Used textured brushes 2478 and 2500. Used square edge effects 25.   This is the weekly challenge from my on line Photoshop Artistry Course.   Lots of fun and lots to learn and I have been using Photoshop for a long time.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013


I took this picture at Portland Head Lighthouse and wanted to do something artsy with it.  Make it look painted and give it a post card feel. I added the sea gull - some filters, textures, blending modes and the white border - exactly the look I was going for. I guess I can't always be making my dark images ; )

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Blood Moon

The Blood Moon. In this, the time of first frosts and final harvests, this is a time of letting go and clearing away. This is a time of inner cleansing to make way for the justice of karma and a time for seeking shelter in friendship and community. This is a time for moving beyond sacrifice to accept your place in the endless spiral of karma. This is a most appropriate time to lament all your losses.

Monday, September 23, 2013


A little NYC graffiti and a girl and her dog. I love old walls with graffiti - always makes a good background for any image.  Photoshop and lots of layers, blending modes and other neat stuff.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

PA Farmhouse

First Week Challenge Assignment - Photo PA farmhouse - textures Kim Klassen mixed and rien - film edge 1 - painted the foreground grasses added some blue to the lower sky and added color to the trees - part of vector 12-3.  I am not thrilled with this image - I had to work within the guidelines for the challenge - but it has some good points.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Lady Liberty

Playing around with typography today.  This was harder than I thought - so many fonts to choose from - but I think maybe simpler is better - especially for this image.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Went for my AM walk today and it was cool and crisp. Fall is in the air.  Not much color change yet but soon.  Fall my favorite time of year.  My idea of a fall day compliments of Photoshop.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Two New Images

So I am still playing with the grunge watercolor technique.  I am trying to get my head around what shows when the image is inverted and you apply watercolor.  This technique works better on some images than others.  These two are so different but basically created the same way.  I need to do more thinking about this and more playing around.

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Playing with a watercolor grunge brush technique in Photoshop.  I am liking this but really need to explore it more.

Here are 4 examples of the same image with different blending modes or stacking.  I want to try this with flowers, landscapes and other stuff.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Mirror - real close up - changed to B&W then recolored in places, lots of texture and blending modes and then some splatter brushes.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Queen of Eyes

Photoshop and lots of texture, blending and other stuff - The Queen of Eyes.

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Well this was not what I envisioned tonight but this is what developed - you just never know and I do like to be surprised!!  Actually I like this image a lot so it's all good.

Friday, September 6, 2013


Yep it's me.  Don't often post pics of me but this had a lot of work done to it - of the digital kind. Playing with Photoshop and saw this pic of me with my trusty Kodak digital camera so I thought I would give it a whirl.  Lots of layers, shapes, blending modes and even textures - I never looked so good!!!!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Rails

Not too sure how I feel about this one.  I worked, worked and reworked but just don't know.  I love the idea of the train tracks and will do more images with that theme for sure.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


This image made me think of looking thru a steamy window while it is raining.  Lots of layers, blending modes, a partial shape and text - what fun - love Photoshop.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Swan

Another photoshop portrait. These are fun to do and you can really try out so many techniques to change the look.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Biggest Fan

Just a little photoshop play with an old image.  I love her eyes!