Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Hello Sailor - Birth of the Swimsuit

This week's challenge is wide-ranging but all to do with the sea and its creatures.  I have stolen Botticelli's beautiful "Birth of Venus" to show the development of the swimsuit.  Picture Googled and overpainted by me.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - PINK - Pretty in Pink

This week our theme is the colour pink.  I have used a vintage face as a template for shape and placement of features which I have altered, overpainting and adding "hair".  I also painted the dress.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Insects

This week our theme is INSECTS.  My Queen Bee includes a vintage face (altered) from my stash, overpainting by me to make the bee costume and some assorted vintage ads found on Google Images.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - Memories

My memories of my mother are misty.  She died when I was in my early teens, a very long time ago!  I was her sixth and youngest child, born when she was in her forties.  A big surprise I'm sure. The photo shows her at age 16.  I have coloured the old black and white photo from a family album, adding background and overlays (credit to Rosey Posey).

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Three Muses Challenge - Red, White and Black

I think they take their hats of to do their contortions!  Apart from using half an image from (overpainted) and a couple of Tangie Baxter Gesso brushes, everything else by me.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - HATS

This week at Take a Word our theme word is HATS.  This is all my own work (including the quote) except for the splash brushes which are from Room 21 and a water colour background from a forgotten source.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - MIRRORS

This picture started off as a sepia photo from  I coloured the lady and painted in the "flowers" and bowl and also the dress.  The frame and party hat are from Createwings Designs.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - FISH - The Rebirth of Venus

Venus, her clam shell collar and the fish were Googled.  The background is by Pink Lotty and the ghostly fish behind Venus is from Itkupilli.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Where I live

Australia is a vast, mostly empty continent.  The large population areas all cling to the coastlines.  I live within walking distance of beautiful, white, sandy beaches at the edge of the Indian Ocean.  I can look out to sea and realise that the next landfall to the west is the island of Madagascar, 7,000 miles away (11,000km).  I would like to say that I love reclining in a giant shell, pondering the wonders of nature and wearing an amazing shell hat, but that would be a lie.  Well, we can dream, can't we?
Vintage lady from, shells, ocean and seagull Googled.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - Butterflies

Image from Maya, overlays Lauren Bavin, ivy creeper is a software action.