Saturday, January 30, 2010

The People Mover at Night

The People Mover at Night, Mary Stebbins Taitt.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Biker Buddy with Pigment Markers

I never used any kind of markers for art before, and now I am learning the difference between pigment markers and dye markers. Y'all probably already know this. One of the cool things about pigment markers is that you can shade within the same color, it gets darker as you color over it--that has great possibilities for hair and fur and shadow texture etc, but on the other hand, it is difficult (for me, so far) to make large smooth areas with pigment markers.

This drawing is done exclusively with pigment markers that I got for Christmas. There are four colors plus the white of the paper. The man, as y'all know, is my husband. I tried "cover stock," but I like water color paper better! The picture is 8.5 x 11, but I will have to trim it a little to get it into the pocket.

It's another experiment. I learn something from every experiment.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Reach, by Mary Stebbins Taitt, digital smudge painting.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Scott Carter at Silk Creek

Scott Carter at Silk Creek, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Water Color.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Veloce or The Girl with the Scarves

Veloce or The Girl with the Scarves, in Aya's Moleskine. I'm working hard on a fellowship grant application, and wasn't going to do any art until I finished it, but I needed a BREAK!

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(There's a bit of a story--she's riding in the Tour de France and quite a character with all her scarves! Someone's trying to get her attention by offering a beer, but she's having none of it--pedaling furiously, and looks into the "camera" (or the artist's eye) for just a moment before she whirls away out of sight.).

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Black Veil

My work on Aya's Mole for the day: "The Black Veil." This is done in watercolors--or, I should say, water color. I only used one color, indigo (I think Windsor Newton, but I'm not sure--I used it off my palette.) It is for Mike Kline to finish. Have fun, Mike--use any media or color you want. I was inspired by a photograph at the DIA, but unfortunately, I didn't get the info, just the idea. I wanted to photograph the photograph and info, but we were not allowed to.

Scott in Snow

Digitally manipulated photograph. by Mary Stebbins Taitt. I'm not sure if I should post this on my art blog of my photo blog.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Naptime or Bottom of the Heap

Naptime or Bottom of the Heap, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Watercolor, approximates 8.5 x 11, in Aya's Mole.

The Long Day

The Long Day, new 11 x 14 water color by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Original gifted to Scott Carter for Christmas '09. (new in December, but I couldn't post anything.)

Self-Portrait for a New Year

Self Portrait for a New Year, watercolor, pen and ink, digitally manipulated. From a Mole sketch in Aya's Mole.


I've been unable to post because my Picasa Web Album filled up. I had to create a new identity and it's going to take a while to et caught up.