Thursday, July 30, 2009

Three Dahlias in Bottles

Thank you to my neighbor Gene for giving me the flowers and the inspiration. ©Carol Leigh

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dahlias in Blue Vase

©Carol Leigh

Red Rose in a Bottle

My neighbor Gene gave me a bouquet of dahlias and roses yesterday -- things are rather floriferous around here right now! ©Carol Leigh

Friday, July 24, 2009

Crow Fire

During a walk around the block last week I photographed a juvenile crow sitting on a telephone wire. To it I've added local navigational charts, texture from a wall in Bandon, Oregon, a compass, and a few other things to create a concept of "crow setting out into the world." ©Carol Leigh

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fossilized Fern

A couple of years ago I pressed a fern frond in a catalog. I found it the other day and took it into the studio this evening to photograph. The photo seemed blah, so I combined it with various textures to come up with this piece, which I particularly like. Which is good, because it took hours to create. Somtimes these things come together quickly, other times, well, it's a lot of work! ©Carol Leigh

Old Clock

The clocks are back. I like the double-dial on this one. I combined it with a photograph of a crack in the cement floor of my garage as well as a photo of a page from an old ledger book. ©Carol Leigh

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Opium Poppy

I used to do Polaroid dry and emulsion transfers a long time ago and this treatment here reminds me a lot of that dry transfer "look." One would have thought, since I worked for Polaroid, that I could have gotten the film at some sort of discount, but nope, that never happened. Alas. It used to take a lot of expensive experimenting to create these things. ©Carol Leigh

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Quiet afternoon

Trees, one of my hand-painted backgrounds, some smudges and a solitary bird combine for this piece. ©Carol Leigh

Saturday, July 11, 2009

She's gone . . .

I set out to make one thing and it changed entirely. Deleted are the trees and the numbers I was working with, replaced with a lot of other things revolving around this photograph of a beautiful woman I found in a thrift store. ©Carol Leigh

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Daisy and Sun

A daisy looks good when combined with a photo of some background texture I painted. ©Carol Leigh