Thursday, March 31, 2011

Castaway 5 views


cropped and lightly plasticized

a fragment

a little more colourful

more colour

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My first art using gouache

Not sure yet if i like it or not. I bought a set of 18 vibrant colours and havent tried it watered down much yet. It has a flat matt finish and is easy to clean up so thats a plus but blendability is more difficult as they are very opaque.  Guess i'll play with it and figure it out as i go. Here's my first try and it was so flat i've used the PSE plastic coating to give it some dimension.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Two versions; first the original acrylic and then the 'shopped one. I don't think the alphabet shows up in either but it was my inspiration and it is there.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011


This is the original art

This is the 'shopped version

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The last five

I hope you enjoyed seeing just a few things one can do with one piece of art and Photoshop Elements. There's probably lot's more, some too similar to add here and lots i havent learned yet. But i will, i promise!

Rough pastels on sandstone



Ink outlines

and last but not least red difference clouds

and so ends the Crossing series.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Heres 5 more....told ya i liked alot of the effects on this piece...


Noise deep six

pastel yellow,pink purple


simply purple

Sunday, March 20, 2011

5 more.....

First is the original colours in film grain

Early sunrise




Saturday, March 19, 2011

The next 5

ok, glad you liked them, here's more....
the first one is the full original

orange blue magenta
and yellow
red, blue and yellow

rust, green and gold
Cut  out

Friday, March 18, 2011

25 pieces of art over the next 5 days. Day 1 - closeups of the original

Ok i guess this sounds a little excessive but going to try anyhow. The piece is an acrylic abstract i created this week and much to my surprise when i opened it in Photoshop it looked great in so many  different colours and effects i couldn't pick just 1 or 2 or 3...
The first 5 are fragments of the original before i started PS messing with the piece. Stay tuned for 5 each day until i feel it's dead and done!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011