If you have found this art anywhere that you think it could be stolen - please let me know at my art account here:
*Updating due to the fact that this has been stolen over a 100 times -- yesterday finally got a well known music group to credit me and use the right picture -- they had re-edited my version and was using it in connection with their music. Fortunately, it had a happy ending - we made friends and they are allowed to continue to use this as long as my link and watermark are there.
If anyone sees this image being used in the way I edited it, please let me know.... (i.e., if they re-manipped it, etc... or using without a link or copyright).
The theft on this piece has gotten so bad that people have taken to painting it and then selling it gift shops.
Latest one seen in Melbourne, Australia.
so frustratingGood news tho, I am also allowed, I learned, to enable for print!!!!!
I'd like to start my day like this...
all stock purchased dreamstime - some of the clouds are my own pics taken here in San Clemente.
hair painted and brushes used:
The link to original photo is here:[link]
I tried to take an already great photo and add dramatic contrast. I wish I had taken the photo.
Let me give you some background on this piece
Now let me start by saying this - I did this piece when I found out my grandmother was going into the hospital - my husband gone out of state on a job that took him three weeks out of the month - with me home with the four kids.
I loved the image and thought a lot more contrast and color could be added.
I wanted to make it really more dramatic.
So I had taken a bunch of my own clouds photos (i'm a cloud nut) and added a bunch of overlays - some texture too.
Added birds (which everyone criticized at first because they were a bit transparent - oh well.. Then painted some hair - and then final colors and tones.
I did it more for me...a personal piece. When I uploaded it - it went berzerko and I didn't know why - I still don't. But people like the changes I made. I'm sorry if I didn't build it all piece by piece - if you go thru my gallery, you'll see many more pieces that I did do a LOT too -
Sometimes only a few things are needed to make one picture completely change in feeling. I hope I achieved that with this piece. With art, it can be a subtle change that gives an entire new meaning and feeling - evoking a whole new set of emotions.
I honestly didn't think it would gain the popularity it did. But I think a lot of people wish they could wake up feeling like this - I know I do.