Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Walk along the harbor

It was a gorgeous day today so I went for a walk in the afternoon.  After working on the computer and running some errands it was a much needed break.  Walking along the harbor always leaves me feeling refreshed and relaxed.  I took a couple of quick photos with my iPhone, then used the Photoshop Express app on my phone.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Happy Saturday

I just love flowers!  These made me smile & although yellow isn't usually one of my favorite colors, I absolutely fell in love with these.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Mixed Media Work

Here is one of the new mixed media pieces I have been working on over the past couple of weeks.  I started by transferring a photograph of the flowers onto canvas with gel medium. I then added multiple layers of gesso, acrylic paint, pastels & watercolors.  The words were stenciled onto heavy card stock, painted and then adhered to the canvas with gel medium.  Pastels and pencils were used to outline the text boxes.  I have a few other canvases in the works and will post about those once they are finished.

"grow bloom create" mixed media on canvas

detail #1

detail #2
detail #3

Saturday, August 11, 2012


I've been watching the Olympics over the past few days so thought I would post a project completed a while ago.  The original photo was shot in London years ago while we were on vacation & is quite bad.  It was shot with a point and shoot camera before I studied photography.  If you look closely at the original photo you can see my husband in the phone booth.  Not only did I Photoshop him out of the picture, but I used several different filters and brushes and also worked with adding color and contrast. Unlike my most recent mixed media projects which are done completely on canvas, this was done entirely in Photoshop.  I really like the idea of revisiting old photos and giving them new life.
London phone booth
original photo