Monday, July 16, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - ALTERING MONA

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is MONA LISA.  I made a transparent brush of her face and painted the rest using ArtRage software.  PS splash brushes also used.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - BEAUTY

This week at Take a Word the theme is "beauty".

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - JIGSAW

This week at the Muses the theme is JIGSAW.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - Childhood Days

This week at Take a Word the theme is "CHILDHOOD DAYS".  Image from Hidden Vintage Designs (no longer  selling).

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - Odd Bods

This week at the Muses Ann (Taluula) has challenged us to create ODD BODS.  My picture is a mix of cut and paste shapes and a face painted using ArtRage digital painting software.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - WINGS ON ANYTHING

This week at Take a Word the theme is "Wings on Anything".

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - Circles

This week at the Muses the theme is CIRCLES.  I have chosen bubbles.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - Bright Colours of Summertime

This week at Take a Word Challenge the theme is BRIGHT COLOURS OF SUMMERTIME.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - Postage Stamps

This week at the Muses the theme is "Postage Stamps".  The stamp is from a collection of "Australian Legends".  I added an unrelated body to create a stamp person.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - MOSTLY BLACK AND WHITE

This week at Take a Word the theme is Mostly Black and White.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - STRIPES

This week at the Muses the theme is STRIPES.  I painted the striped gym clothes onto formerly (ahem) nekkid ladies.  Background from Itkupilli.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - Shades of Purple

This week at Take a Word the theme is SHADES OF PURPLE.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - DANCERS

This week at the Three Muses the theme is DANCER/DANCERS. The artist Degas was noted for his beautiful paintings of ballet dancers.  Dancers extracted and coloured from vintage photos.  Background is from Lorie Davison and Degas image from Google.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - CAT

The theme at Digital Whisper this week is CATS.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - June Brides


This week at Take a Word the theme is "June Brides".  The model for the bride started off as a ceramic figurine.  I have digitally painted in the headgear, dress and shoes.  Alas this bride's wedding didn't happen!  Words are from an old music hall song.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - GOLD

This week at the Muses Bev has challenged us to use gold touches in our artwork.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - LEGS


Suzie Snapdragon has a nice pair of legs.  Created from one snapdragon and some "found" bits and pieces.

Take a Word Challenge - TWO

This week at Take a Word the theme is TWO - two of anything.

SUNDAY POSTCARD ART - Faces

This week at SPA the theme is FACES.  For this card I found an old sepia photograph and over-painted it.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - Transportation

To use transportation outside of one's own country requires a passport and sturdy luggage.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - Balloons

This week at Take a Word the theme is BALLOONS.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - BATHING BEAUTIES

This week at the Muses the challenge is BATHING BEAUTIES.  Collage created from bits and pieces in my vast collection of ephemera.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - ARTIST

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is ARTIST.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - BOTANICAL

This week at Take a Word the theme is BOTANICAL.  Apologies to Madonna for using some of the lyrics of her song "Material Girl". 

Sunday Postcard Art - Renaissance Woman

This week at Sunday Postcard the theme is Renaissance Woman.  I call this one "Rebirth of Venus" (from The Birth of Venus by Botticelli).

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - BOOK COVERS



I enjoy creating old fashioned book covers - coffee stains and all.  Here there are two from my archives.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - Mother and Child

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is Mother and Child.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday Postcard Art - Crowns and Wings

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is CROWNS AND WINGS.  Mine comes with a Zetti flavour (painted by me)

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - NOSTALGIA

This week the theme at Take a Word is NOSTALGIA/using vintage pictures.  The images were found here and there and put together to suggest a family situation.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - Showtime

Showtime at the Grand Ole Opry.  Bobbi Jo believed that all she needed to succeed was BIG HAIR.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - CIRCUS

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is CIRCUS.  The clown is an original digital painting by me.

Sunday Postcard Art - Mail Art

This week at SPA the theme is MAIL ART.  Image from Wikimedia Commons, everything else from Createwings Designs/

Take a Word Challenge - HATS

This week at Take a Word the theme is hats.  This one is a little bit fishy.  Image from Wikimedia Commons, coloured and altered.  Background from Itkupilli.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - Sea World

This week at the Three Muses Challenge the theme is Sea World.  Googled fish and sea plants, image from e-vint.com (no longer selling).

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - The Little Black Dress

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is "Little Black Dress".  Image from my archives, coloured, altered and over-painted.  Background and elements from Alexeeva, no longer selling.

Sunday Postcard Art - Birds

This is an original digital painting (by me).

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - TIME

This week at Take a Word the theme is TIME.  Background elements from Createwings Designs, imaage (altered) from e-vint.com (no longer selling).

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - Teacup

This week at the Muses the theme is TEACUP.  Background, flowers and cups and saucers from Lorie Davison formerly of Scrapbookgraphics (no longer selling).

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - Ice Creams

Sorry, I think it has already happened!  Having fun with an old image on my computer and a Googled icecream cone. 

Take a Word Challenge - Bright Colours

I took this week's theme too literally perhaps.  I painted the colorful background (in ArtRage) and overlaid it with a brush of two Victorian ladies. They probably wouldn't have been amused.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - April Showers

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is APRIL SHOWERS.  My painting is original but was, of course, inspired by Mary Poppins.

The Three Muses Challenge - Vintage mail

This week at The Three Muses Ann has chosen "vintage mail" as the theme. The images are from Graphics Fairy and the background from Itkupilli. (click on picture for better view).

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - Black and White

This week at TAW the theme for the challenge is BLACK AND WHITE.  I call this picture "Some kind of Limbo".  The images are from Hidden Vintages Designs (no longer selling).  The backgrounds are from Itkupilli.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - RUSTLE OF SPRING

This week at the Three Muses the theme is RUSTLE OF SPRING.  The image is from a collection from e-vint.com (no longer selling).  I altered and coloured it.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - A SPLASH OF RED

This week at Take a Word the theme is A SPLASH OF RED.  I painted (digitally) the clown and added the red and white curtain from Lorie Davison formerly of Scrapbookgraphics.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - LITTLE BOYS

This comes from a very old family album.  The studio photograph of my father (aged four) has been extracted and coloured and placed on a lovely background by Itkupilli. The photo was taken in 1898. Michael McDonnell, born in 1894, lived to the ripe old age of 102 and died in 1996.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sunday Postcard Art - Postage Stamp People.


This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is POSTAGE STAMP PEOPLE.  I was lucky to find a body that fitted in perfectly with the Frida Kahlo stamp.  Flowers from Graphics Fairy.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - HANDS

This week at the Muses the theme is HANDS.

Digital Whisper Challenge - Easter Bunny

Couldn't resist having a bit of fun with the Easter Bunny.