Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

#4 in the series Messing with the Masters "Bia"

Angelo Bronzino 1503 - 1572 was a Florentine painter who was commissioned to paint a portrait of Cosimo de Medicini daughter Bia after the 6 year old died of a fever in 1542.  It is believed Bronzino made a death mask of the girl with fabric and gesso in order to complete this task.

This is my version

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mexican hat dance

This is the image i started with
and this is what i did with it

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The talent agent said she was a natural

He said Starella had *star*written all over herself and that she had the potential to become a mega star.
He gave her the address where he said she'd star in his new blockbuster movie and they'd start filming the very next day.
Starella gave him the money - wouldn't you?

Starella was so excited!
She went to the address bright and early the next day.

"Helloooo" Starella called out

But nobody was there to answer.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Crossouts

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

#3 Messing with the masters Psyche

The art piece i began with is John Waterhouse's Psyche - opening the door into cupid's garden which turned out to be more like opening Pandora's box.


I made a scene with 2 ladies (the same lady reversed) each wearing a different coloured dress, and butterfly wings, fancied up their hairstyles, added gold studded and chain jewellery and the leaning Tower of Pisa and filled in the bottom with snow geese which i  eventually realized was a mistake because the geese covered all the people who were around the base of the tower and the effect of all the little people with the giant ladies trying to fix the Tower was lost, then i messed up again by trying out several different gradient colours just when my furkid Pavel walked across my keyboard and somehow deleted the original coloured version....sigh.....
Here's the remaining version in purple neon....not nearly as nice as the multi coloured one.
 Then i switched a few elements around because i had this woman handy because i had used her hair in the other pieces so i made a couple of gradient versions and called it a done deal.

Little did i know when i said that -  it wasn't a done deal yet! I saved these pieces in "my pictures" as usual but when i x'ed out of Photoshop and returned there i found 60 copies of each one!  Don't know what that's all about unless Pavel did this too. I discovered if i tried to delete one - ALL of them would be deleted as well and they don't go to the recycling bin where i could retrieve them either - they just vanish. What the heck....is this Fri the 13th or something? 
Needless to say i am done with this Psyche woman. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Noisy paper in rough pastels

Above -this is the paper i started with
And below -this is how i arted it up with rough pastels