Friday, July 31, 2009

Playing with Photoshop

I am experimenting with some of the images that I made of Audra and Amy in Photoshop. It is fun to see what one can do to with this application. Which one do you like best?
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My attempt at Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau, French for "The New Art", 1890-1914, explores a new style in the visual arts and architecture that developed in Europe and North America at the end of the nineteenth century. In design, Art Nouveau was characterized by writhing plant forms, sinuous lines and "whiplash" curves. I made the hair in this painting have this freedom of curves and freedom from the natural world. Alphonse Mucha is my favorite Art Nouveau artist even though he disavowed the connection to this style. The model for this painting is my beautiful daughter-in-law, Christina.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pillow with Painting

The pillow, with a photo of my two sons and their wives, on the mantel was made by Christina's mother. It matched perfectly with the painting that was done to tie together the purple and gold.