Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy Holidays, Enhanced Poinsettia Painting, by Kim Blair

 Poinsettia Painting
16x20, photo enhanced on a mac 

The original oil painting called 'A Touch of Lime,' was painted and sold a couple of years ago, but the image is one I enjoy looking at anytime of year.  Hot sunny Mexico is the place of origin for this beautiful plant, a member of the euphorbia family so it seems odd that it has become an iconic symbol of the holiday season.

Utilizing the photo booth app on my mac I transformed the painting into a graphic looking cartoon image... for a bit of festive fun! 

Happy Holidays... Peace and Joy to everyone.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ochre toned Avocado, pen and ink, by Kim Blair

Avocado Sketch
pen and ink on paper
(color enhanced in iphoto) 

A few clicks of the mouse in iphoto allows you to manipulate an image... new can become old.

Crisp white paper magically transforms into a page from an antiquated book, adding a richness to the original drawing... allowing one to believe that the sketch may be from a different era.  

You can view the original by clicking here.