Monday, December 28, 2009

Facing Seaward

This one begins with a crow I photographed sitting on a big piece of driftwood. Well, the CROW was sitting on the driftwood, not I . . . I added handwriting, canvas, and shading to put it all together.

Note to Bev: Somehow crows and ravens speak to me more than gulls, so in this case I do get a feeling of more than "just a bird sitting on a log!" -- ©Carol Leigh


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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Through a darkened window

Here I combined photos of a boat, reflections in water, a bird flying, a "drive-by" shooting of trees, and more to create a moody image. ©Carol Leigh

Thursday, December 24, 2009


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rain in the Park

A weathered metal container adds to the look of this tree taken in the fog. ©Carol Leigh

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Four Points

The prow of a boat in the water and a "4" painted on a metal piling at the docks combine in this piece. ©Carol Leigh

Buddha Reflections

A couple of years ago I photographed this carved wooden Buddha in Santa Fe. The soft blue and brown colors come from the sky and clouds reflected in wet sand on an Oregon beach. ©Carol Leigh

Metallic Three

A "3" on the side of a building in Reedsport, Oregon combines with a photo I took of dripping paint. ©Carol Leigh

Clock in Blue and Gold

It's been a flurry of photomontageousness around here these days. This one's a combination of a clock face, clock hands, and a handpainted background. I love the colors and the textures, and as a Navy brat, the blue and gold always works for me! ©Carol Leigh

Saturday, December 12, 2009

466 Meyer

I have a huge file of montages that I call "in progress." I work on them for awhile, but nothing seems to be coming together, so I set them aside to look at later with new eyes. This is a case in point. I think it's been sitting in the "in progress" directory for a couple of years. Today I believe it's finally done. It's comprised of various elements photographed in Tucson, Arizona. I love the colors and the texture. ©Carol Leigh

Friday, December 11, 2009

Cuervo de San Miguel

Various walls I photographed in San Miguel de Allende come together in this piece, along with some handwriting and a crow I photographed here on the beach in Waldport. I also added shadowing, texture, smudges, etc. Is there no end to this madness? I hope not. ©Carol Leigh

"A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free." — Nikos Kazantzakis

"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." — Robin Williams

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sand Patterns

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Japanese Three

A number "3" on a train car combines with a number of photographs I took of some pages in a Japanese book. I created two different versions, and think I'm partial to the orange-colored one. What do you think? ©Carol Leigh

Monday, December 7, 2009

Half Moon A

The components here were photographed in Half Moon Bay last year. Reflections in the harbor combine with an "A" I found stenciled on a school wall. I added Kanji characters here and there as well as some other elements. What I like are the blue and orange complementary colors and the strong diagonal lines, not only in the "A" but in the overall pattern. There are a lot of hard straight lines, offset a little bit by some curvature in the Kanji writing (even though it's quite muted). I could do this ALL DAY! ©Carol Leigh

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Free Flight

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Between the Lines

Doing a lot of experimenting lately. Ha! This whole process is an experiment! This piece is a combination of handwriting from a 1910 ledger book plus my own handwriting lurking in the background. It would make a great cover for a journal, don't you think? ©Carol Leigh