Performance in Lavender Garden

Performance in Lavender Garden

When I recently came across these huge garden, full of lavender, another of my favourite flowers, and took a picture of it, I knew I need to create a piece of art with the lavender as backdrop. In order to compliment the pretty lavender flowers I decided to round the piece up with a beautiful danci...

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Beauty No. 4 in the Urban Jungle

Beauty No. 4 in the Urban Jungle

This is the 4th artwork in the series "Beauty in the Urban Jungle". The white rose, with its very pure white petals is another of my favorite rose pictures, whereby this one is from a strawberry farm in Genting Highlands; as with the other creations in this series, I have blended in plenty of charac...

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Solitude

Solitude

This piece has been growing out of a painted landscape from Laura, adding on water subjects from MRD and other parts from Dutch Dreams, just to name a few; I was fascinated by the simple painting of the background, which turned into night by merging it with an autumn texture from MMD - and from ther...

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The Garden

The Garden

On a recent trip to Genting (strawberry farm) Highlands I came across plenty of Daisies (Geberas) in all kind of colors and mixtures. For this art piece I decided for a couple of them which were very similar in their white and a little red color. In order to place them in an environment where I foun...

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Hydrangea

Hydrangea

I believe hydrangeas are quite common, I do remember them from Germany but these pictures I took here in Malaysia. They come in all kind of color variations but usually always in a huge bundle of blooms, which makes them attractive to the viewer. Since I managed to take the pic with an almost black...

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Purity

Purity

The color white symbolizes for me purity, or also Innocence. When I took the picture of this Chrysanthemum I was so fascinated by the pure white color of it's petals that I decided one day I will use the picture for an artistic creation - and here it is.

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A Rose for You

A Rose for You

I took the picture of this rose not so long ago in a place nearby my home and I love this rose. That's why I decided to give this beauty an artistic touch, using B/W background from CJM and overlays from FS, as well as several filters plus blending it all together in different blend modes. Not sur...

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Glowing in the Dark

Glowing in the Dark

This is the same rose as in the previous piece, but this time without any additions, just using several different blend modes and a black canvas to create a kind of neon light with the rose - a bit abstract but interesting effect

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Beauty

Beauty

Took the picture of this white, wild rose in a so called Rose Club in a town nearby, have been fascinated by the details of this rose since it is so different from those roses we can see every day, that I decided to place it onto an artistic background and propped it up with some embellishments, e.g...

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Hibiscus

Hibiscus

We have an abundance of Hibiscus flowers where I am living, in all kind of shapes and colors, usually in striking yellow, white or red colors. However, this one caught my special attention due to its soft pastel colors - and that inspired me to create an artistic background for this beautiful flowe...

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Hidden Beauty

Hidden Beauty

Actually I do like this Hibiscus picture, which I also took at the Chatuchak flower market, so much, that I decided to use it for another photo artistic creation. Using some overlays from Magic Reality, Katie and Julie plus some minimized other Lotus pics of mine, I left the Hibiscus almost untouche...

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TRANQUILITY

TRANQUILITY

Ever since I came to South East Asia I am fascinated by Lotus flowers. This one I took also at Chatuchak flower market and I did choose it for this creation for its pure color. The actual first background layer is from Jill, some other parts are from Magic Reality - the flower is from my camera, I...

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Queen of Flowers

Queen of Flowers

This is one of my rose pictures I took recently at the Chatuchak flower market, I like the soft rose color. Using backgrounds from from Julie and Magic Reality, overlays and pieces from Kate, CJM, FS, Janine, to name a few, I first created the entire background and added in my rose picture with some...

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TEMPTATION

TEMPTATION

Have been using one of my sunrise pictures as sky, the cruise boat I took recently at the Bangkok river, the model is from Colby Files and the face from Julie Mead; the creation itself did involve plenty of gradient work and blending modes plus some touch up here and there and the composition itself...

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WONDERLAND

WONDERLAND

A friend of mine asked recently if I could create something and integrate her portrait into it. After I finished it I decided to use most of the background and to tune it more into my vision, using Magic Reality Design background, parts from ItKuPili, model from Sue Masterson as well a some cut outs...

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Beauty in the Urban Jungle No. 3

Beauty in the Urban Jungle No. 3

My third creation in this series has some memorable buildings, namely Charlottenburger Schloss in Berlin (taken in 1993 and modified into shape but with the real dome on it), Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands with the Kallang river in front, a Church in Ladenburg, Tudor style house near Hamelin a...

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Beauty in the Urban Jungle No. 2

Beauty in the Urban Jungle No. 2

This became a second beauty in the urban Jungle; I was fascinated by the dark colour of this red rose which I took in a nursery near Sungai Buloh. Then I decided to paint my own background on an empty canvas using colours and brushes in Photoshop. Finally I tried to give the beautiful rose a decent...

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Beauty in the Urban Jungle

Beauty in the Urban Jungle

'Birds of Paradise', or Strelitzia, are one of the most beautiful flowers on the planet; usually found in Southern Africa as well as in South East Asia. Actually I too this picture of the Birds of Paradise with my hand phone at the road side in Malaysia, they are quite common here. In order to dis...

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Lotus on Purple

Lotus on Purple

I took the picture of this beautiful lotus flower 3 weeks ago in Thailand at a pond, which was inside a steel plant - and the flower was doing well despite the harsh environment. Having no camera with me for that meeting I took the picture with my mobile phone. Back home I wanted to give this lovely...

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Twin Towers KL

Twin Towers KL

Almost every tourist to Malaysia has taken pictures of the twin towers in Kuala Lumpur; therefore I want to display them in a different view. Using one of the pics, I also took some time ago from the twin towers in daytime, I converted it into a shape, used an autumn coloured background texture fro...

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Magical Garden

Magical Garden

Stumbling over the phrase by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I wanted to create something with a magical / mystical background. Using plenty of my flower pics, which I shot and extracted myself, plus many items from Julie Mead's collections Escape+Scrap) I tried to keep this piece as much as possible in...

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SEASIDE

SEASIDE

When coming across the watercolour background from one of our AWAKE designers, I knew I want to create something suitable on it. So I took part of a picture, courtesy of Gary Henderson, and added in one of my eagle pictures, as well as the old Thai fisher boat in the left corner, which I took last w...

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ENCHANTED

ENCHANTED

The beginning of this creation was actually a picture of a castle, which I took during a Germany trip in a small town near Hamelin. Then I blended a background with trees from Magic Reality Designs with another pic of mine, also from the castle but more of the surrounding trees - based on this, I in...

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Pink Hibiscus on Yellow

Pink Hibiscus on Yellow

The Hibiscus flower is incidentally the National flower of Malaysia. I took the picture of this one, which was ping with a mix of white on some petals near my place (here we can find this flower almost around every corner). For this creation I wanted the centre piece (the stem) to remain as clear as...

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Rose on Pink

Rose on Pink

This rose is one of my favourite flower pictures, which I took recently in one of the nurseries near my place; I like it so much because the edges of the petals look like lace - and that made this rose special to me. In order to give a suitable background to my favourite, I blended the picture of th...

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Seeking Shelter

Seeking Shelter

I believe the negative stories in the world news have inspired me to create this piece. Of course, the model is provided by Colby files, and many of the used bits and pieces are from my AWAKE folders as well as from my Mischief Circus (Imagenarium) collection, it would be too much to name all artist...

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The Journey

The Journey

The creation of this piece started with using the picture I took of a sailing boat in Pulau Indah, Klang, Malaysia and prepping it up with a huge tower of clouds, which I took from my balcony. The clouds were actually lightened up by the setting sun and that's why they provide a nice light to softe...

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A Rose for the Ballerina

A Rose for the Ballerina

The yellow rose is from my own picture collection of roses, which I took in one of the nurseries around here. In order o let the rose have some company I added in the dancing lady from Colby files, plus, of course, adding in some backgrounds, textures and some smaller items, incl. the picture of the...

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Rehearsal in the Woods

Rehearsal in the Woods

coming across this amazing background (from FS) I knew I had to create something with it, so I worked on it for almost 3 days, with interruptions, though. The dancer is by courtesy of Colby Files, background with the huge tree by Foxey Squirrel, piano from the web, the eagle is one of my own pics an...

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The Dream

The Dream

Usually I do prefer to combine pretty flowers with beautiful ladies, as it happened here. The white rose is one of my own pictures, the young lady is courtesy of Colby files and the other small items are from my several collections in my AWAKE folders.

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Red White Beauty

Red White Beauty

After taking the picture of this pretty red whit flower at the Flower Dome in Singapore I wanted to display the flower picture in a suitable artistic environment, hope you like the creation

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Concerto for a Rose

Concerto for a Rose

This picture of the white rose is one of my favourites, taken in a nursery nearby; the creation itself did grow out of the original picture of the rose and became what you see here

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WAITING ...

WAITING ...

When discovering the floor piece as a clock I did feel tempted to create something, related to time, the outcome is the young lady, sitting and waiting for something / somebody, head supported on her hand. The items used for his composition are mainly from my AWAKE folders and partially from Mischie...

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After the Rain

After the Rain

Inspired by the droplets right after an afternoon rain, I took the picture of the flower itself, but in order to make it more attractive I blended the flowers into a photo artistic background, which in itself was created by using different textures, backgrounds, extractions and blended it all togeth...

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