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Monday, July 21, 2014

Last Chance Prints Three Part Series Vortex Vista Voyage

Vortex, Digital Media, Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
Purchase the print now... going away Aug. 1, 2014.
The following digital images are going out of print and will no longer be available come August 1, 2014. If you have wanted to purchase them, now is the time.

They were designed as a set. Read about their creation below.

Process

I created them using Adobe Illustrator. It was a complex process of creating shapes, colors, and duplicating.

I was investigating transparency, repetition, and pattern. Each shape that you see was created. Even the overlapping shapes were created and colored to appear that they were transparent. This was a tedious and time-consuming project that took me months to complete. I was totally fascinated by it. A story began telling itself over the creation of these three pieces.

Part 1: Vortex

This first image is called Vortex because of the invitation to step through to another dimension of reality. Are you ready to experience the energy beyond the vortex? Prepare for what lies ahead. Step through the doorway to another world.
Vista, Digital Media, Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
Purchase the print now... going away Aug. 1, 2014.


Part 2: Vista

Vista, part two, allows the viewer a glimpse of what lies beyond the doorway of the Vortex. The vista is mysterious, mystical. What do you see? Where will the vista take take you after you enter the doorway of the vortex? Vista is what is imagined to be beyond the Vortex. Have you the courage to see?

Voyage, Digital Media, Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
Purchase the print now... going away Aug. 1, 2014.

Part 3: Voyage

Voyage is where you go after entering the Vortex and seeing the Vista. You have been enticed to go further. You have embarked upon Voyage, the journey of your personal awareness. You are becoming conscious of your life and what is going on. Is it spiritual, is it real, is it physical? What is your Voyage? It is all energy, after all. Sail the seas of energetic bliss or energetic hell. It is your choice.
















Mary Rush Gravelle
Until Next Week 

• Create art

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I would love to hear your comments on this article, please leave one if you feel inspired.

About the author: Mary Rush Gravelle is an artist who resides in Sedona, Arizona with her beloved cat, Sir Kitty. 

Find her work and daily comments on her facebook page. Her art can be seen on her website, maryfineart.com. She can be contacted via email at: mary@maryfineart.com.

Monday, July 14, 2014

This Week's Digital Images

New Life Awaits, Digital Media.
Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
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I am receiving rave reviews on my latest digital media images created on my phone. I am loving the process of pulling in one of my photographs and playing around with it on my phone using one of my art apps. Look below at this week's creations. What do you think?

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The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Digital Media.
Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
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Sedona Glow, Digital Media.
Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
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What a Chirping Good Day, Digital Media.
Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
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The Journey, Digital Media.
Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
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Butterflies Bring Messages of Happiness and Joy.
Digital Media, Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
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Desert Life, Digital Media, Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
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Mary Rush Gravelle
Until Next Week 

• Create art

• Appreciate art

• Buy art

I would love to hear your comments on this article, please leave one if you feel inspired.

About the author: Mary Rush Gravelle is an artist who resides in Sedona, Arizona with her beloved cat, Sir Kitty. 

Find her work and daily comments on her facebook page. Her art can be seen on her website, maryfineart.com. She can be contacted via email at: mary@maryfineart.com.
Sir Kitty

Monday, July 7, 2014

Creating Phone Art

The Great Beyond is Calling, Digital Media.
Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
Prints are available.
I love creating art on my phone. I began creating phone art in January 2013.

The first app I used was called PaintJoy, recommended to me by an artist friend. I used that app for an entire year. For the past month or so, I have delved into the app called PicsArt. I am really enjoying this app!

I have moved on from doing paintings and drawings from a "blank canvas" to beginning my phone artwork with a photograph as my foundation. This has opened up a whole new way of creating. It allows me to pull in images from various sources.

Unlimited Potential The Fool, Digital Media. Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
Unlimited Potential: The Fool, Digital Media.
Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
Prints are available.
One of my favorite techniques is using masks. I begin by bringing in a photograph and applying 2-4 different masks. Then, I begin adding images in varying transparencies. Sometimes I will draw and paint on the image as it evolves. My intuition kicks in, I tap into the flow of the zone as I create them. I like the unique look of these images. They are becoming to be more like short stories where the imagination can take flight.

These techniques require me to touch the screen with my fingers. I don't have a tablet or pen to draw with. So, my fingertips do just fine. In this way, I feel that it is still hand-crafted.

New Life Awaits, Digital Media.
Copyright Mary Rush Gravelle.
Prints are available.
How do you feel about digitally created art? Does it deserve a place in the art world? Do you prefer hand-made art?


Mary Rush Gravelle
Until Next Week 

• Create art

• Appreciate art

• Buy art

I would love to hear your comments on this article, please leave one if you feel inspired.

About the author: Mary Rush Gravelle is an artist who resides in Sedona, Arizona with her beloved cat, Sir Kitty. 

Find her work and daily comments on her facebook page. Her art can be seen on her website, maryfineart.com. She can be contacted via email at: mary@maryfineart.com.
Sir Kitty