Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - Song Lyrics - Eleanor Rigby (All the Lonely People) by the Beatles

I have chosen "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles - Enlarge for better view.
Ah, look at all the lonely people.  Ah, look at all the lonely people.
Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream,
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?
All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?
The window (altered) is from Lori Davison at Scrapbookgraphics (textures and overlays added).  The jars are also from Lorie Davison.
The image of the lady is a Photoshop Brush the name of which has been lost in the mists of time.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - Blue and White

This week the theme at Take a Word is Blue and White.  The background is by Marta van Eck, the clouds and snow by Createwings Designs and images from Paper Whimsy and Hidden Vintage Designs.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - EGGS

This week at the Muses the theme is EGGS.  My egg was Googled.  The face is from a Renaissance painting.  The arms and legs are from Marta van Eck and the background from Itkupilli.  Tulle skirt is by Irene Alexeeva while crown and hair were painted in ArtRage.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Digital Whisper Challenge - Sunflower

The image is Funny Girl, Fanny Brice, given a new life as a sunflower. The sunflower was Googled and some overpainting was done.  Background by Marta van Eck.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Collage Obsession Challenge - TOP HAT

The theme at Collage Obsession this week is TOPHAT.  The lady is from e-vint.com - coloured and altered by me.  The stool, background, frame and top hat are from Lori Davison.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - TULIPS

This week, at Take a Word, the theme is TULIPS.  The image (altered) is from e-vint.com and the tulips are from Aprilmouse.  The text in the background is from a googled information sheet.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - Stripes

My mind works in mysterious ways.  Images and background from Itkupilli.  Overpainting in ArtRage.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Digital Whisper Challenge - Puppies

Puppies are the theme at Digital Whisper this week.  Mine has his head in the clouds.  Line drawing converted to a Photoshop brush, background by Itkupilli.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - GREEN

As my heritage is 100% Irish, St Patrick's Day has some meaning for me and I have fond memories from my childhood when it was a very big day at the local parochial school (in Australia).  I painted the background in ArtRage and added the "grass" which is from Createwings Designs.  The shamrock trail was Googled and the father and son are from Hidden Vintage Studios while the lady on bicycle is from Itkupilli (colour altered).

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Three Muses Challenge - RED/TURQUOISE

This week at the Muses, Ann has challenged us to use red and turquoise colours in our artwork. The image and background are from Itkupilli.  I have over-painted the lady's costume to brightenthe colours.  The red rose hat is from Graphics Fairy.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Digital Whisper Challenge - TEAPOT

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is TEAPOT.  I digitally painted this teapot using ArtRage Software (thick oils, slightly metallic).  The background was scanned from a dictionary. (I did use a line drawing template for the shape).  ENLARGE FOR BETTER EFFECT.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - SPRING

This week our theme is SPRING.  The image is from Graphics Fairy, the background is a combination of a Googled song cover and a paper by Phuong Ton.  The white flowers are by Birgit Kerr and the bird overlay is by Rosey Posey.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - THE SKY'S THE LIMIT

This week the theme at the Muses is THE SKY'S THE LIMIT.  The background is from Itkupilli, the balloons were Googled, the face is a Botticelli.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - Feathered Friends

This week at Take a Word the theme is FEATHERED FRIENDS.  My bluebird was Googled, backgrounds by Lorie Davison and Createwings Designs, insect brush Graphics Fairy.