Art in the time of lockdown #4

“Lockdown Lullaby“ Process: the main part is from a photograph that my husband took of me, picking out notes on our keyboard I used various effects in Affinity Photo to achieve the blurred, almost other-worldly feel I was after to achieve the image-within-image of the ‘window’ I worked with layers in Adobe Photoshop Elements Inspiration:…

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Art in the time of lockdown #3

“The Dog Walkers” Process: image entirely manipulated in Adobe Photoshop Elements I chose four images: one of garden for background, and three of me working in our garden used ‘Clone Tool’, ‘Smudge Tool’, ‘Shapes Tool’, and ‘Paint Brush Tool’ to draw, add colour, and blend ‘Grass’ and ‘Dune Grass’ in the ‘Brush Tool’ created foreground…

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Emergence from Lockdown

Here is my second image manipulation using the program Affinity. Very early days, and a lot of new skills to learn. Enjoyment is the key, and this certainly punches above its weight on that score. Process My starting point was to photograph three life study sketches and two oil pastel studies I’d made at college.…

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Mindsets in a time of crisis: 2

More lowlifes crawling out of the online floorboards I really did hope that further warnings about on-line opportunists would not be necessary. How wrong I was.Since my warning about emails purportedly from people known to you, and others from young ladies who think you are their ‘soul mate’, other kinds of messages have been popping…

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Mindfulness in a time of crisis: 1

Last Wednesday, 7th April, my husband told me to look out of our Velux window as the moon was pretty spectacular.Thankfully he even took a few photographs.Next day this lunar phenomenon, known as a ‘pink moon’ was in all the papers. We hadn’t read about it so were really fortunate to catch it. The sky…

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