Choices: a few of my favourite things

My digital works have been printed ( and are now at the framers ( Here is a little preview of 4 of the 8 digital works. I’ve chosen a favourite detail of each work to show you. The detail I’ve chosen is also outlined in black in the thumbnail of the work. If you mouse over the image the colour is better—I like this WordPress theme (misty lake), but the design ‘mists’ the images until you mouse over, therefore the true colour of the image is not what you see at first.

Title: ‘FAN OF THE WAVE’  Size: 80cm x 80cm

I’m a big fan of the wave! This detail shows Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’ in a central glassy bubble, from which a fan of the wave radiates.

fan_detailweb     fan_thumb

Title: ‘CENTREPIECE’  Size: 26cm x 30cm

This was an exercise in placing objects inside ‘orbs’. I used photographs of fallen poinsettia leaves, which were then digitally coloured, blended and layered. This detail shows the central ‘glow’ of the orb.

centrepiece_detail     centrepiece_thumb

Title: ‘YULE (Flor de Noche Buena)’  Size: 80cm x 80cm

I was thinking about Juju hats when I was creating this work. Representations of Poinsettia leaves have been ‘collaged’ radiating out from the centre. This detail shows the layering, which intentionally looks random.

yule_detailweb   yule_thumb

Title: ‘REIKI BALL’  Size: 30cm x 80cm

This work harks back somewhat to my set painting days at the Kirribilli pub theatre. I tended to use designs that were simple and/or geometric to give the small performance space some depth. This detail shows the digital weaving of photographed textured paper, and the ball with Seikaha wave pattern (a motif that appears in a number of works).

reikiball_detailweb   reikiball_thumb

I’ll post some details of the mixed media and painted works soon.

Weekly photo challenge: ‘Beyond’

The current WordPress weekly photo challenge asks bloggers to share a photo that invites viewers to look ‘beyond’.

The photo below is one I took of a dusty floor. In it you can see footprints, drag marks and water spatter. But I could also see a landscape image in the dust in the floor, and that’s why I took it. I thought that it would be an interesting digital project to enhance the landscape image I could see. So here is the beginning of that project …

Future landscape in dusty floor

Future landscape in dusty floor

Using Flickr Creative Commons images and Photoshop, I have begun to build in the background. The images I have used are here as thumbnails:

planet_th1   planet_th2Photos by cosmobc

planet_th4Photo by ~Brenda-Starr~

Dusty floor: development 1

Here is the result. More to follow!

Developing the landscape No.1

Developing the landscape No.1