Wednesday, November 25, 2009


©Carol Leigh

Friday, November 20, 2009

Below the Surface

This is a combination of photographs of metal, an old ceiling tin, an old key, one of my handpainted backgrounds, some paint splotches, and more. I like the feeling of something hidden, something to be revealed, treasure below the sea. ©Carol Leigh

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Glass Oak (Quercus silicas)

I don't usually work with these colors, but this morning (can't sleep — huge wind/rainstorm going on) they are appealing. An old, weathered A&P worcestershire bottle created the color palette. ©Carol Leigh

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Shadowy Golden Five

A "5" on a door in San Francisco plus shadows on a wall come together well in this piece. ©Carol Leigh

Nest Eggs

A bird nest, eggs, and my hand-painted backgrounds are what make up this montage. ©Carol Leigh

Friday, November 13, 2009

Four Windows

I combined a number 4 photographed yesterday in Depoe Bay, sand and rock photographed on the beach earlier this week, one of my handpainted backgrounds, and added various smudges. There's a peaceful feeling to this one, nothing like what's going on in my brain! ©Carol Leigh

Thursday, November 12, 2009


When I was creating this piece earlier this morning, I was wishing I'd taken more photos of flocks of geese when I was at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge last month. I love using those photos in my montages. I then walked across the road to get the newspaper, looked up, and there was a skein of 13 big geese flying right toward me, right overhead, in perfect formation. Low and slow. And I with no camera. Sigh. It was a beautiful moment anyway.

And this photomontage? It's composed of a tree I photographed in the fog in Eugene, Oregon, some metal I shot near the docks in Newport, Oregon, and geese from the Sacramento NWR. ©Carol Leigh

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Silver Face

Another sculpture photographed in a gallery window in San Miguel de Allende. I combined that photo with a couple of other photos of shadows on a wall. Strange, but compelling. ©Carol Leigh

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Split Infinity

Rocks and strings. ©Carol Leigh

Monday, November 9, 2009

Corvus du jour . . .

Yesterday, between rain showers, I walked around the Port of Alsea here in Waldport. A crow sitting on a post caught my eye and thus became the subject of this piece. I combined the photo of the bird with three different hand-painted background photos (including one that had netting incorporated in it) as well as with a photo of some trees in a foggy park in Eugene, Oregon. ©Carol Leigh

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Weird . . .

I'm not even going to try to explain this one. Very strange. Very different. Not sure. ©Carol Leigh

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wash and Wax

©Carol Leigh

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Rapid Transit Art

I took a quick grab shot of wall detail at the Castro Valley BART station in California, tweaked it, and voila! ©Carol Leigh

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Something different

I'm working on a new concept. If I talk about it, I'll dilute it in my head, so I just present these two, with no explanation for the moment. Hope you understand. BUT I LOVE WHAT I'M DOING RIGHT NOW! HOO HA! Are these not cool? ©Carol Leigh

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Coast Walk

Pretty day here on the coast, so I took a walk on the beach. It was almost TOO sunny! Ha! I photographed this couple from quite a ways away and then added a photograph of a metal container I took at the docks recently as well as a photo of the sky reflected in the sand on the beach today. I mucked it all up a bit, and like how it turned out. I then zoomed in tight and selected out just a part of the overall photograph, which I think looks kind of neat, too. Fun stuff. And hello to Linda in Lone Pine! Good talking with you today. ©Carol Leigh


This one's comprised of clocks, one of my handpainted backgrounds, various smudges, texture from a wall in Mexico, handwriting, and more. ©Carol Leigh