Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Tale Of The Trees

iPhone6 - my tree photo
iPad Apps - iColorama, addLib S, Touch/Retouch

I am loving the app addLib S.  I like the geometric poster like images it creates and combined with iColorama to add other stuff - amazing images.  I cannot stop playing with it.  

Monday, July 2, 2018


Roses On My Mind

My Roses

iPhone6 - rose photo
iPad Pro Apps - addLib S, iColorama, Formulas
Trying out addLib S with one of my photos - interesting app. 

Sunday, July 1, 2018


iPad Pro
Apps - iColorama, Touch/Retouch
First thing I have created in awhile.

Friday, June 22, 2018

The View

iPad Pro
Apps - iColorama, LightBrush, Touch/Retouch
The view out the window is my photo of the mountains.  Haven't been doing too much art lately.  

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Photo - iPhone6
iPad Pro Apps - iColorama

Hydrangeas the newest members of my garden.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018


iPad Pro
Apps - iColorama, Tangled FX
Liking Tangled FX but subtle effects!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Blue Butterfly

iPad Pro
Apps - iColorama, Procreate
Model Photo - Hazel Blake
Into patterns today!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

TangledFX App

Second try started with TangledFX - pink flowers one of my saved preset Bloom.  Green flowers preset Brush Strokes and changed the color and a few other settings. Moved both images into iColorama blended them on a background and fitted them in. Added lots of stuff on top. I just cannot seem to stay away from iColorama but I am liking some of the images I am making with the TangledFX presets.  Fun!!!!!

TangledFX App

TangledFX App challenge for a FB group.

First try started with TangledFX preset Bloom and played around with that.  Moved that image into iColorama and did some more work.  I see lots of possibilities with this app - just got to get used to what it does.  

Thursday, May 31, 2018


iPhone6 - Flower photos
iPad Pro Apps - iColorama, Adobe PaintCan
Took a lot of  Rhododendron photos on my AM walk.  Paired this one with a vintage photo.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Deep

iPad Pro
Apps - iColorama, Adobe PaintCan
Not particular on of my favorites and not what I had in mind.  I will explore this theme again but I was finished with this one.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Red Song

iPhone6, iPad Pro
Apps - Slow Shutter Cam, iColorama, SuperImposeX, Snapseed
Better red than dead!!!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The High Road

iPad Pro - iColorama
Another made up landscape from a couple of photos

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Edge Of The Woods

iPad Pro
Apps -iColorama, Formulas
Created using a number of my photos. I feel like doing some landscapes - totally made up.  Photos from this are from NY, NJ and PA.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Something In The Air

iPad Pro
Apps - iColorama, Percolator, Formulas, Touch/Retouch
Model - Hazel Blake
Lots of layers, textures, writing and flowers

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Elemental Magic

iPad Pro
Apps - iColorama, Touch/Retouch

This is the second version of this image.  I wasn’t quite happy with the first as I thought I lost sight of my vision.  The first was just sort of a mess of shapes and patterns but really had no focus.  There is nothing wrong with that - I painted abstract art for a very long time and most of those paintings were more about my feelings rather than things.  With these last two digital images neither is correct or better than the other, they are just different.  I think it is important at least for me to explore and dig deeper.  That is why doing a series is a great idea or just taking your base image and making another version.  Always learning! 

Thursday, May 10, 2018


iPad Pro
Apps - iColorama, Touch/Retouch, Repix
I am feeling totally uninspired.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Challenge 1-1

Apps - SuperImposeX, Percolator, iColorama for my name
My second try - I made the flowers much bigger this time and went for a more realistic look.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Challenge 1

iPad Pro Apps - SuperimposeX, Touch/Retouch, iColorama
My first take on a challenge for a new FB group QAG-IOS App Group.  Photos Tricia Dewey.  I wanted a rather abstract take on my first first try.  I tried to use just SuperImposeX for the image but ended up doing a bit of retouch and added my name in iColorama. The two photos below are used in the challenge and the main app is SuperImposeX.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Against The Wall

Photo - iPhone6
Processed - iPad Pro Apps iColorama, Repix, Touch/Retouch, Procreate
I think I look best when my head is out of the picture!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

How I Created Long Gone


So this is the photo I started off with (ONE).  I went into iColorama and created a blank image 5:4 3160X2528.  I blended the original image above onto the blank white image (Effects Blend). I decided to flip it and drop it down lower for the image I was going to make.  I then needed some trees on the right to complete my image to the right edge I used TWO below for this. 


I blended the image above to add the extra trees on the right.  I masked out all of it but the trees and grasses in the foreground. This is the image below (THREE).  Since I lowered the image the top was still white from the blank canvas, so I went into Paint and picked a nice big soft brush and chose a neutral grey color and painted in the sky.  See below.


I wasn't thrilled with the foreground on the right so I blended the above image on top and flipped it and masked out everything but the green grass in the right foreground (FOUR) below.


I was happy with this so far (I am saving versions of this as I go) and I am still in iColorama.  I then took the last version (FOUR) above into Repix one of my favorite apps. I did some work on the sky with charcoal, spray, drips, etc.  I softened other areas around the image (FIVE) below.


I then brought this image back into iColorama and lowered it a bit more. I wanted a larger sky and I wanted the house below the middle line of the image. I blended the texture below on top (SIX) - I think Multiple blend mode opacity about 60% or so.  I then added the birds and an extra tree on the right hand side. Then I ran that image thru Style Auto Preset 1 opacity about  40%. This gave me the painterly look I like. This is image (SEVEN) below.


I am still in iColorama so I save the image and go over into Touch/Retouch and do a little clean up. Save the image and come back into iColorama with this new image.  I do some adjustments under Exposure to exposure and brightness and save.  I decide to alter the color a bit so I then go into Tone Enhance and use Preset 9 and adjusted the opacity to about 45%.  I then went into Effects Text and added my name. Final image below (EIGHT).


This was a pretty simple edit I created the landscape with the feeling and lighting that I wanted.  I mostly blended images (Effects Blend) and masked out areas

Long Gone

iPad Pro Apps - iColorama, Repix, Touch/Retouch
This is another made up landscape. I love doing these and will probably do more.  I have a lot of barn/house photos from when I had my PA house. I need to look through them.  

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Little Bird

Photo - iPhone 6
Processed iPad Pro - Apps iColorama, Repix, Touch Retouch
I took this photo at a antique/gift shop.  This was on the porch and I could kick myself that I didn’t buy the bird.  I should go back and see if it still there.  

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Red House

iPad Pro - iColorama
This scene does not exist - completely made up in iColorama from 5 different photos. I was looking at Jamie Heiden's work and love it so I wanted to do a rural scene. This is very unlike her stuff but it is what it is!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The End Of Chaos

iPad Pro - Apps iColorama, Repix, Procreate
First image I have created in a few days - I was reading a book and when I read I do nothing else - that is why I usually only read in the summer.

Friday, April 20, 2018

In The Afternoon

Photo - iPhone6
Processed iPad Pro - Apps iColorama, Waterlogue, SketchMaster, Procreate
Sitting on a bench in my hallway.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spring Blossoms

Photo - iPhone6
Processes iPad Pro - Apps iColorama, Repix, Procreate
Took this photo Saturday on my AM walk - it was a beautiful warm day today it looks and feels like it is going to snow - gotta love Spring!!!

This is the original I really didn't do a lot to it.

Monday, April 16, 2018

My Shadow Self

Photo - iPhone6 SlowShutter Cam
Processed iPad Pro - Apps iColorama, Snapseed
Photo of my shadow on an AM walk this winter. Processed mostly in iColorama with a lot of images blended on top.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Visionary

iPad Pro
Apps - iColorama, Touch/Retouch, Snapseed
Love working with vintage images.  I haven't been doing much lately - just not inspired.  

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pink Roses

Photo - iPhone6
Process iPad Pro Apps - iColorama, Procreate, Repix, Formulas
I had envisioned something much more abstract but sometimes you take what you get! I grew these roses.

Saturday, April 7, 2018


Photo - iPhone 6
iPad Pro Apps - iColorama, Repix, Touch/Retouch, Procreate, Snapseed
A challenge for a FB group. 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Bug 3

iPad Pro
Apps - iColorama, Adobe Paint Can, Touch/Retouch
Created the abstract background. Another addition to my Bug series.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

A Very Private Angel

iPad Pro - Apps Procreate, Adobe Paint Can, iColorama
I created a painted abstract in Procreate as the base of this image.  I wanted to do a very abstract piece but then I added the angel and went from there. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Crown Chakra

iPad Pro
Apps - iColorama, Procreate, Repix, Mobile Monet, Touch/Retouch, Percolator
These are very strong colors for me  - I usually am more of a monochromatic kind of girl.  Still working with Mobile Monet as my learning app.