"Van Gogh Me"
This piece is a painting of mine combined with a
painting of Van Gogh's.
(Did you have to look twice? Amazing resemblance
isn't it!! :)
"Computer Lady" (Digital)
Practicing with a digital camera in a Photoshop
Class, this picture was taken by a fellow student .
I played with it in Photoshop, one of
my first digitals, using mainly layers and
original photograph for this was taken from the LA
Times on Veteran's Day 2001.
I took the scan in
between teaching my art classes at Chaminade.
putting it into Photoshop, I began manipulating it with
but left my computer to address my class with
another aspect of their project.
When I turned around
to the computer again, this is what I found. Loved it....kept it!
came out of the final assignment in one of my Photoshop
We were to design an ad for Absolut Vodka.....the
bottle was provided.
background picture I took at Lake Tahoe.....
of the first
crocuses peeking out of the snow.
This piece also included
using layers and channels.....
something I ONCE knew how to do.
"Alone in My Space"
put into "Time Out" on the couch. When
I saw her there, thumb in mouth,
my red throw blanket around her and took
manipulated the photo in Photoshop using
While waiting for our new
dining room table, we put this worktable in its place.
It was perfect for "the
They were all so engrossed
they did not notice me taking this photograph,
which I later manipulated
using mainly filters.
This is my very first piece
playing with Photoshop and the magic wand tool.
It is a combination of three
photographs, overlaid with each other in layers.
of the Ashes"
Here I combined
with a photo I found of the 911 remains,
photo I took of the crocuses peeking out of the
snows in Lake Tahoe.
I wanted to
compare the devastation we experience here in
after the Santa Ana fires to
the devastation of the 911 experience.
In both I see the
"rebirth" and "re-growth so symbolic of the
One lonely flower is trying to
shed it warmth as it peeks through the rubble.
The human spirit
will survive and there will be new life even
Here is another "playing with
the magic wand",
of three photographs, overlaid
with each other in layers .
The mood and the slant of the
bird......this is my version of
Van Gogh's Ravens.
This piece is again a
combination of two
with each other in
layers with the magic
It reminds me of the