Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunset Beach

Background - created from two images plus textures -   

Textures - my collection

AWAKE course content

Kind of hi-key for me but I love the light in this image.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Spellcaster

Background - I created the background using 3 images, writing and textures

Tears -

Left skeleton -

Textures, feather, flower, bird brushes, mist - all my collection

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Background - combined  two images from my collection

Textures, feather, bird brushes - all my collection

Monday, May 25, 2015

Her Love

Background - from an image at unsplash -

Crow on cross -

Textures, flowers, flag, additional crows, bird brushes - all my collection

I really love this image!!!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Renaissance Girl

Background - I made the background - combining textures with a lot of AWAKE content

Textures, feather, brushes - all my collection

Wanted something painterly/artsy.

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Created for the Goddess challenge at Castle of Cards Deviantart 

Demeter is intimately associated with the seasons. Her daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades to be his wife in the underworld. In her anger at her daughter's loss, Demeter laid a curse on the world that caused plants to wither and die, and the land to become desolate. It became perpetual winter.

Background - I made the background by combining  with one of my images

Model -

Ice crown -

Textures, feathers, bird brushes, snow brush, ribbon, wheat, moon - all my collection

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Let It Rain

My entry for the challenge Rain at Stewed Tomatoes Deviantart

Required stock rain texture -

Background - Image from unsplash -

Boat, rope - purchased from Mischiefcurcus -

Additional textures - my collection

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Painted Nude

I wanted to try something that looks like it was really painted.  I have Art Rage and have never really used it so I did play around a bit with that then over to Photoshop. It's a start.

Textures, letters, brushes - my collection and AWAKE content

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Hunt

Background - pretty much created the background using a bunch of textures and some tree photos - all my collection

Other textures, additional leaves, moon and dust brush - all my collection

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Tattoo

Background - I made the background using a number of textures and papers some from AWAKE content some from my collection

Additional textures, tattoo, flower - my collection

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sea Spirit

I wanted a very grainy B&W image almost ghost like. 

Background - image from unsplash

Model -

Bird brushes, texture my collection.  I am very excited about this image - I like it a lot.  I am enjoying working in B&W and I like the grain.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Promise

Background - created using a couple of papers and textures

Flower purchased from Mischiefcircus

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Nest

I walk every morning and this is a picture I took a few weeks ago before the leaves started coming out.  I love bare trees - their silhouette against the sky and all the little mysteries that are revealed when their leaves fall.  I especially like the abandoned nests and I wonder what bird created this home and how the baby birds faired.  

Photo - taken my me and a number of textures and overlays - all my collection.  Photo taken with my iPhone.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Painted Angel

Well this complete image is made up even the model.  

I created the background using an oil painted texture - I added textures and trees over this and a couple of blend modes.

The model is a composite of two different photos.

The wings were created from a Katie Pertiet gesso brush that I thought might make good painted wings

Flowers in her hair cut out of a flower picture in my collection

Textures - my collection

Sunday, May 10, 2015


So I heard on the news someone put skeletons underwater in lawn chairs as a joke.  I thought that would make a great digital image - so here are my underwater skeletons.

Underwater - created this by combining 2 images from Eenas Creation -

Fish, rope - Eenas Creation

Textures, chair, bubbles, starfish, hat, seaweed, skull, beer can, sun glasses - all my collection 

This was such fun to make. Skeleton news story -

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Readers

Something vintage and artsy too.

I extracted the women from a vintage photo and then created the background and all the stuff around it with textures and over lays. AWAKE content and training by Katie Pertiet.   Something a bit different for me - I want to work on a few images with more white so this is a start.

Friday, May 8, 2015


Background - I created the background with textures, word images and elements - AWAKE content and my collection

Textures, feather, tattoo (I colored it) - all my collection

Old school tattoo!

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Background - I made the by by combining 2 images purchased from Mischiefcircus

Angel - extracted from a painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau - Cupidon

Tears -

Textures, flowers, bird brushes - my collection

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Wall

Background - I made the background using two photos, spatter, weed brushes and graffiti fonts -all my collection

Textures and flowers - my collection

I created the image below first - I liked it but I wanted something more artsy/painterly especially with the background I had made.  The image above is the rework using the original as the base.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Night Of A Thousand Stars

Background - I used this image  then I used 2 other photos of sky, stars and water to complete my background image

Textures, moon - all my collection

Monday, May 4, 2015

B&W Swamp

This is a photo I took last week at a nature center here in NJ.  I converted it to B&W - played with it a bit and added lots of grain.  I wanted a real grainy look.

Textures, bird brushes my collection.

This is not exactly what I envisioned but it is a start and different for me.

Fashion Week

Black rose, other flower - purchased from mischiefcircus

Background, textures, dress dummy, dog, flower drawing - all my collection

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Photograph

Woman from a vintage photo -

All textures my collection - I used five

Lady With A Black Hat

I love to make digital images with old paintings - here is my latest

Woman extracted from a painting by Lord Frederick Leighton  -

Textures, feather, dog - all my collection

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Edge Of The Swamp

Background image - a photo I took on Thursday at the Manasquan Reservoir environmental nature trail

Cormorant extracted from a photo by my friend and amazing photographer Garry Henderson

Textures - rainy background photo Gary Henderson and two other textures my collection

Moon and bat brushes - my collection

The original photo was of a very bright sunny day so I added an additional sky from another of my photos and I worked with a lot of textures to darken everything up. I love this bird photo - it is so amazing the feathers look like velvet.