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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Art in the time of lockdown #2

“any colour but blue” Process: all the processing for this image was in Adobe Photoshop Elements I set up my easel and placed three of my on-going paintings behind I propped up some blank canvases, placed the largest one on the easel and added some blue paint tubes and brushes on the side to select…

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Girl at a Window: lockdown

visions of skyscrapers catching my glarecloud-smothered memories fading in airghost trails of people I once used to greetstaring through glass overlooking the street;walls are my universe, earth, sea, and skysprawling on tufted rug, this is my liewailing of sirens masking each cry;delicate treetops bow with a sighbees, birds, and butterflies swoop and flybuzzing, and chirping,…

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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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