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Art of Textures

Liz Alderdice | Vintage Lamps

Vintage Lamps

An assortment of old lamps and candlesticks lit by the dim light from a small basement window at Balbithan House in Aberdeenshire. The image has a texture overlay and sepia toningto compliment the vintage ambience of the image.
Liz Alderdice | Foxgloves

Foxgloves

Foxgloves growing by the edge of a Scottish woodland. A textured rendition of an original photograph.
Liz Alderdice | Clematis Tangutica

Clematis Tangutica

A lovely climber, clematis Tangutica not only has lovely yellow flowers but also gorgeous seed heads which shimmer in the light and wind. Taken out side a friends house in Aberdeenshire - textures have been incorporated for artistic effect.
Liz Alderdice | Common Honeysuckle

Common Honeysuckle

Lonicera periclymenum or Common Honeysuckle derives its name from the edible sweet nectar obtainable from its tubular flowers.[2] The name Lonicera stems from Adam Lonicer, a Renaissance botanist. Approximately 180 species of honeysuckle have been identified. This one resides in my garden in Scotland.
Liz Alderdice | Blackthorn Flowers

Blackthorn Flowers

Found throughout the British Isles, Blackthorn dwells on the edge of woodlands forming dense thickets and hedgerows, often with Hawthorn and Elder. The Blackthorn tree is esoterically known as both the Mother of the Woods and the Dark Crone of the Woods.The tree bears musk scented small, delicate, white flowers with oval petals clustered into a star shape in early spring. The blossoms, which are thin and rounded with toothed edges, appears before the leaves from early March,
Liz Alderdice | Standing Tall

Standing Tall

'Standing Tall' is one of my earliest textured photographs and, along with The Three Graces, the original photos were taken in an artist friends' garden in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. This cultivated, fringed Poppy is a real beauty. The background has been replaced with a textured layer - an old letter and given a vintage hue.
Liz Alderdice | Garden Dreams

Garden Dreams

A textured art rendition showing wildflowers in my garden.
Liz Alderdice | Rambling Pink Roses

Rambling Pink Roses

A beautiful, pink rambling rose drapes across an old wall towards an earthenware pot. Textured, digital treatment of a photograph taken in my garden in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Liz Alderdice | Common Blue Damselfly

Common Blue Damselfly

So lovely to have Damselflies on our little pond. This is the Common Blue which I think is uncommonly beautiful. Here it rest momentarily on a Bog Bean leaf before darting away again. Textures have been used.
Liz Alderdice | River Bank Reeds

River Bank Reeds

Reeds sway in the breeze at the side of the River Ythan, Aberdeenshire in Scotland. So graceful as they move in unison and catch the light giving a golden hue. Textures have been added to enhance a dreamy, vintage feel.
Liz Alderdice | The Shire

The Shire

Aberdeenshire from my front garden. A vintage effect landscape view of the field opposite where I live. Rural Aberdeenshire is a vast agricultural area in North East Scotland.Textures have been used to create a warm feel.
Liz Alderdice | Golden Rose

Golden Rose

Sunlight warms the yellow petals of a beautiful rose giving them a golden glow. Textures have been incorporated into the image to enhance a painterly quality.
Liz Alderdice | Acer Leaves

Acer Leaves

The new leaves of a Japanese Maple gently unfold from their sheathes in the late Spring sunshine. Aware of the Scottish frosts, I planted this small tree in a sheltered area of the garden where it seems to flourish well. Textures have been added.
Liz Alderdice | Flowers of The Cherry Laurel

Flowers of The Cherry Laurel

Cherry Laurel or Prunus laurocerasus is an evergreen shrub, often used for hedging. The flower buds appear in early spring and open in early summer in erect 7–15 cm racemes of 30–40 flowers, each flower 1 cm across, with five creamy-white petals and numerous yellowish stamens with a sweet smell. This photograph, taken in my garden, has a textured overlay.
Liz Alderdice | Boats on the Grand Canal, Venice

Boats on the Grand Canal, Venice

Wonderful Venice! All manner of small boats can be seen on the canals in Venice. This view looks across the Grand Canal.
Liz Alderdice | Purple Aconite

Purple Aconite

Beautiful but deadly! Aconitum, commonly known as aconite, monkshood, wolf's bane, leopard's bane, mousebane, women's bane, devil's helmet, queen of poisons, or blue rocket, is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Ranunculaceae. A stunning plant, much loved by bees, but highly poisonous. Textured Background.
Liz Alderdice | Painted Iris

Painted Iris

One of several different Iris plants in my garden. These are ' Iris pseudacorus' or Holden Clough with a netted brown pattern on a yellow ground. Quite a striking flower when the sun lights it up. Here textures have been used to create a background ,brush strokes and a canvas effect complete the vintage feel.
Liz Alderdice | Vintage Rose Poster

Vintage Rose Poster

A pink rambling rose emerges from a vintage paper texture with added stamps to create a romantic, gentle antiqued style poster. The original photograph was taken in my garden in North East Scotland where this large rambling rose grows among sweet honeysuckle which both flower every summer creating a wonderful scent.
Liz Alderdice | Ribes Sanguinium

Ribes Sanguinium

A beautiful spring flowering, deciduous shrub, the flowering current gives a fabulous show of pink cascading flowers in April. Textures have been used to give a neutral but warm background. Photo was taken in my garden in North East Scotland.
Liz Alderdice | Cotton Grass

Cotton Grass

The long slender stems of the cotton grass move gently in the breeze, waving their beautiful white, fluffy flowers which hang delicately down. A beautiful member of the Sedge family. Textures applied.
Liz Alderdice | Yorkshire Dales Farming

Yorkshire Dales Farming

Sheep graze peacefully in the fields between the characteristic dry stone walls and stone barns of the Dales. Textures have been used in this image to enhance the timeless rural feel.
Liz Alderdice | All By Myself

All By Myself

One little Swallow fledgling left on the rose bush to wait for Mum! Textures have been used to create a vintage feel.
Liz Alderdice | Hang in There!

Hang in There!

If the snail can do this, you can too so 'Hang in There'.
Liz Alderdice | Swans on the Lake, Strichen

Swans on the Lake, Strichen

A somewhat mystical treatment of a pair of loving swans.The characteristic heart shape as they place their heads together as part of their mating ritual, makes for a beautiful sight. Photo taken at Strichen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland with added textures and effects.
Liz Alderdice | Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

A soft, natural abstract taken as the spring sunshine lit up the leaves in their various hues of red and green.Aware of the Scottish weather, I planted this shrub in a sheltered spot near my studio and so far it seems untroubled by the late spring frosts. Textures have been used in the creation of this work.
Liz Alderdice | Loving Swans

Loving Swans

Two beautiful white swans performing their mating ritual at the lake in the North East village of Strichen, Aberdeenshire. Textures and tones have been used to give a somewhat mystical feel.
Liz Alderdice | Vase By The Window

Vase By The Window

Very much in the style of the Old Masters, this glass vase with garden flowers stands on an old oak table as soft daylight filters through the window. The photograph was taken in an old Scottish home which dates back to the sixteenth century.
Liz Alderdice | By The Window

By The Window

Very much in the style of the Old Masters, this glass vase with garden flowers stands on an old oak table as soft daylight filters through the window. The photograph was taken in an old Scottish home which dates back to the sixteenth century.
Liz Alderdice | Vintage Shop Counter

Vintage Shop Counter

Lovely to see these vintage shop items on display, The ceramic storage jars, coffee grinder, scales and the old cash register sit on the counter while behind a variety of goods and bottles are on display. Taken in Fochabers, North East Scotland. Textures have been incorporated to enhance the vintage, sepia mood.
Liz Alderdice | Pink Roses After Rain

Pink Roses After Rain

October brings the rain and wind to our garden each year and the rose shrubs are often bowed over, their branches hanging and wet but still so very beautiful. Textures added.
Liz Alderdice | Autumn Morning

Autumn Morning

The autumnal sun rises and the mist slowly disperses across the fields in rural Aerdeenshire. Textures have been added ro enhance the scene. Taken a short walk from my croft,
Liz Alderdice | Saxifrage Flowers

Saxifrage Flowers

A textured rendition of saxifrage, showing the delicate white flowers.
Liz Alderdice | Honeysuckle Rose

Honeysuckle Rose

Beautiful honeysuckle grows intertwined with a fragrant pale pink rose, both of which flowersat the same time each year. For about two weeks in early summer the garden is filled with the wonderful fragrance of these two stunning plants as thier flowers open.
Liz Alderdice | Broom in Abstraction

Broom in Abstraction

An unusual abstract image of branches of Broom. Taken at the edge of woodland at Golden Acre Park near Leeds. As we came out of the darker shaded areas an old wild broom was silhouetted against the light, its branches hanging in pendulous arcs before turning upwards., creating a stunning dynamic of shape. A textured background completes the image.
Liz Alderdice | Peach Rose

Peach Rose

A beautiful peach coloured rose with a gradated blue texture as background. Taken in Scotland, textures are my own.
Liz Alderdice | Machiko

Machiko

Seen on an artist's studio shelf, this small Japanese doll was standing in front of a tin of pencils and brushes. Dressed in a colourful kimono, she is carrying a yoke with buckets. Textures have been used to make little Machiko the most prominent object in the frame.
Liz Alderdice | Lendal Bridge, York

Lendal Bridge, York

Lendal Bridge stands on the site of a former rope-ferry where the city walls break for the River Ouse. The bridge connects two medieval towers: Lendal Tower on the east bank and Barker Tower on the west bank. Fun Fact - This was the ferry used by Florence Nightingale when she visited York en route to Castle Howard in 1852. Coloured textures have been added.
Liz Alderdice | The Snail

The Snail

A somewhat adventurous snail was found in my garden having settled down on the top of a Poppy Seed Head! He stayed there for several hours and then was gone. A textured background is added with script and sepia tones.
Liz Alderdice | Ringlet

Ringlet

A textured rendition of this delightful Butterfly With its wings edged in silvery white and its distinctive ringed eye spots under the wings, the Ringlet is easily recognised, despite its overall brown colour. These small circles on the underwings, which give the butterfly its name, vary in number and size and may be enlarged and elongated or reduced to small white spots and occasionally they lack the black ring. The eye spots apparently confuse predators as to the position of its body.
Liz Alderdice | Cabbage White on Knapweed

Cabbage White on Knapweed

A small white butterfly feeding on a flower of the Knapweed plant.
Liz Alderdice | Ringlet Butterfly (landscape)

Ringlet Butterfly (landscape)

A textured rendition of this delightful Butterfly on one of the many grasses which are food plants of the larvae. With its wings edged in silvery white and its distinctive ringed eye spots under the wings, the Ringlet is easily recognised, despite its overall brown colour. These small circles on the underwings, which give the butterfly its name, vary in number and size and may be enlarged and elongated or reduced to small white spots and occasionally they lack the black ring. The eye spots apparently confuse predators as to the position of its body.
Liz Alderdice | Orange Poppy  and Pollen Beetles

Orange Poppy and Pollen Beetles

It was raining slightly when I took this photo and the delicate, papery leaves of this orange poppy were covered in raindrops,Huddled in the centre were several tiny, black pollen beetles. Textures have been used in the creating of this image.
Liz Alderdice | Red Rose

Red Rose

A beautiful red rose, one of the many that climb up the trellis by our front door. I do love these rich velvety blooms. Textures used in the creation of this image.
Liz Alderdice | Pink roses and Catmint

Pink roses and Catmint

Catmint is wonderful for pollinators and the pretty purple haze creates a lovely backdrop for the beautiful pink blooms of the climbing rose, Textures used.
Liz Alderdice | Eryngium

Eryngium

Eryngium is a genus of flowering Umbelllifer plants in the family Apiaceae. often called Sea Holly, these are a wonderful addition to any garden, and as there are about 250 species, there are plenty to choose from! Textured art..
Liz Alderdice | Sempervivum

Sempervivum

Sempervivums are succulent perennials forming mats composed of tufted leaves in rosettes. Commonly known as houseleeks, other common names include live forever and 'hen and chicks' a name shared with plants of other genera as well.The flowers occur on strong stems with the flowers at the end. Textures added.
Liz Alderdice | South Breakwater - Textured

South Breakwater - Textured

The South Breakwater is situated on the Torry side of the Aberdeen Harbour past the Torry Battery and before Greyhope Bay. At the end of the 'pier' is an active marker lighthouse which acts as a guide for shipping coming into the busy port.
Liz Alderdice | Which Way Now?

Which Way Now?

A mother mallard and her youngsters look different ways as they pause along the path. A textured 'story time' image. Reminds me of illustrations in children's' books when I was young.