The Lady in Blue


I was inspired to create “The Lady in Blue” when I was looking through some of my old art history books.  I love the old portraits by Richard Brinkley Sheridan, John Singer Sargent, Charles Albert Walhain, Gainsborough.  Though I am inspired by these great artist I always have to add that twist to mine.  The abandoned house in the background with lights on, giant bees, a butterfly bow and a dramatic sky.  Always a dramatic sky.

The abandoned house was photographed at Fort Hancock in Sandy Hook, NJ.  The meadow was photographed at Rockefeller State Preserve in Pocantico Hills, New York, the clouds are a texture by Photomorphis, the bees and butterfly are from the Graphics Fairy and the woman in blue is an image from

Processing was done in Photoshop CC, Macphun Intensify, Topaz Restyle and Impressions.  Many photoshop layers later I had “The Lady in Blue”.

I am going to be exhibiting two of my images, “Witch Tree” (shown below in the promotion piece) and “The Captain” with the Red Circle PhotoArts Group at the Desmond-Fish Library Gallery in Garrison, New York.  There was also an article written about Red Circle PhotoArts here.


4 thoughts on “The Lady in Blue

  1. One of my Karen Johnson favorites to date! And thanks for the Red Circle mention. I hope a number of your bloganistas can attend.

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