Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Dinosaur Bird, a Flight of Fantasy

I'm exploring new ideas with my digital painting technique. This Dinosaur Bird was a happy accident. When I realized it looked like a fantasy creature, I added the eye.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

An Alpaca in the Neighborhood

This alpaca lives in my neighborhood. I took a number of pictures of the large group of alpacas. When I reviewed the pictures, this guy was looking right at me in every photo!


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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Nancy Olivia Designs art for sale on Fine Art America

Check out my site on Fine Art America! Prints are available in a variety of sizes and styles, from canvas to metal.  More of my work will be added frequently. I hope you find something you like!

My art starts with one or more of my photographs, then I add digital painting. Some works are created entirely by digital painting, starting from a blank "canvas" meaning screen.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Dreaming of Spring - Digital Painting of Sunflower and Butterfly

I love the colors in this digital painting. It is soft yet vibrant. I put two photos together on a background and then painted it in PhotoShop Elements.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Red, Purple, Blue - Bright Colors

This time of year I crave bright colors. These colors cheer me up! This started out as three layers of photographs but you would never guess that from the results. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Moon Struck

This is a photo montage created in Photoshop Elements. I started by taking a photo of the full moon through the trees. That became the center. I added the photos of the white orchid, the bird and a scan of a vintage book page. This all went on a background I created. Lastly was the addition of the tiny white spots that look like Christmas lights. The border color was chosen by taking a brown from the picture.

The name "Moon Struck" seems to be appropriate. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Impressionist Vase of Flowers on Blue

More snow today. Six more inches on top of what is already out there. It was beautiful coming down and totally covered every limb and stick. After shoveling the front walk so the corn for the turkeys would not get buried in the snow, I decided to create another Nancy Olivia Designs original. This one is rather different for me. I suppose it good to not be in a rut!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Icy Stream Abstract Art

This art started with a photograph of an icy stream with snow on the edges. I revisited what I created many times and kept making changes. Finally I decided I needed to put it aside for a while. Tonight I took another look and was very happy with my end product.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Special Recognition award for Nancy Olivia Designs Art - "Colors"

It is my pleasure to announce a Special Recognition award for my art in the February competition at LightSpaceTime.com.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cat in the Laundry

 This is Big Guy whose favorite place is the guest room bed. He couldn't wait to snuggle into a pile of clean laundry that was waiting to be folded. Maybe he was trying to keep it warm since it had just come out of the clothes dryer. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Living in a Tiny House - A Tricycle House

Tiny Houses are much in the news these days. I love to look at pictures of houses people built themselves on a trailer base for only a few thousand dollars. While I admire the principles of consuming less, I don't think I could live in that small a space. Still, I like to dream. Here is the ultimate tiny house -  Tricycle House. Do you think it will catch on? It is expandable and two can be joined.

If you want to see more pictures, check out this link.

Design in Red and Pink with a Little Green

Do you like to play around with your Photoshop or other software? In doing so I came up with the idea to create a cutout design on a photo then put it on a colored background.

Here is the cutout design.

Here is the design on a color. 

From there you can put the design on different colors and then put those blocks together like this. Don't you think this would make a nice design on a card or a bag?

Try this for yourself. The possibilities are endless! 
Maybe cutout the colored block and place it on a photo.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Art at Shattered Pallette Gallery in Putman, CT

The opening reception for the show "Winter" at the Shattered Pallette, 156 Main Street, Putnam, Ct had a large turn out in spite of the bitterly cold weather. It was a chance to visit with other artists and potential customers. Christinia and James did a wonderful job on finishing the interior of their recently opened gallery

Here you can see some of the guests. There are two rooms in addition to this main room.

I am standing in front of my five pieces in the show. The unframed one is printed on canvas.

Some of the other artists who work I viewed that night are Edward Santos, Aline Hoffmann, Christinia Hammon, Steve R. Veilleux, and Roy Cordova.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Reflections in Yellow and Green

Doesn't everyone love reflections? Sometimes, like in this photo, they are abstract art. 
This seems to shimmer.