Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tulip Petals

When you take a photo, look at it as more than just the entire picture. Consider zooming in on a portion of it. That is what I did here.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Tulip and Bud

I'm having such fun photographing my tulips. While the yellow and red are pretty, it is the orange ones which impress me. The fact that they are not solid, but have subtle lines and colors ranging from pink to purple as well as orange makes them very interesting to photograph.

I like to take the photos with the golden setting sun hitting the flowers. Even when the direct sun's rays are gone, there is still good light to use.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tulip Glow

This photo was taken in my yard with the setting sun highlighting the tulip.

These tulip bulbs were sold as a fund raiser for by the Windham Garden Club to benefit  Willimantic public gardens. The garden club member plant and maintain twelve public gardens in Willimantic, including The Garden on the Bridge.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Waiting for Spring

This sums up spring exactly. Waiting for Action or, Plant me First.

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.