Here are the latest in my daily painting challenge. Numbers 17 & 18 I have been working on for a while, but I think I finally finished them. Also had a hard time photographing #17 so I will need to go get it scanned. Number 18 is a large version of a small 6″x12″ painting I had done several months back. I really liked it so I wanted to try a larger version of it. I am not as happy with the large version for some reason.
Numbers 20, 21 & 22 I did while on a trip to the beach. I did not want to take my paints down there so I took my Aquatone Watercolor sticks. I love those things! I did have to play with them and did several versions before I ended up with these three. They were fun!
(17/30) no name yet, 24″x36″ Mixed Media on Canvas
(18/30) no name yet, 18″x36″ Acrylic on Canvas
(19/30) Mini Ruins #13 5″x7″ Mixed Media on Paper
(20/30) Flowers in Purple Vase 5.5″x8.5″ Watercolor Sticks on Paper
(21/30) Beach with Stormy Sky 5.5″x8.5″ Watercolor Sticks on Paper
(22/30) The Ocean 5.5″x8.5″ Watercolor Sticks on Paper
Well, 8 more paintings to go!!! I guess I should make a trip to the studio…
In abstract painting that is a bit more challenging. I always figured that most of my paintings are inspired by nature, and I knew that once I saw the beauty in Yellowstone National Park, I wanted to include those colors in my paintings. When I created my last few paintings in my Cosmos Series, I used colors I had seen in Yellowstone. I had not looked at my paintings & photos together until just now, and I was moved by how they looked side by side!
Grand Prismatic Geyser- Glow
Grand Prismatic Geyser
This is truly nature’s abstract art! The colors are so vibrant and almost do not seem real! Below are my Yellowstone inspired paintings in my Cosmos Series. They are in the order they were created. You can see how they evolved the more paintings I created!
Just got back from a trip to Yellowstone, and had a fabulous time taking photos. Unfortunately it was smokey a lot of the time, which interfered with scenic shots. But, I did have a great time taking photos of other things.
The boiling mud was my favorite! Love taking drops of photos, but the mud is so thick that the bubbles & drops seem to move in slow motion. The spot was at the Dragon’s Mouth Spring which is fascinating!
I think sometimes I am just drawn to see if I can capture something specific in a photograph. If it seems difficult it just makes me try to figure out how to do it.
The other night it was raining really hard, and the drive at our apartment complex had water rushing over it. I really wanted to capture that so I could share it. I didn’t really feel like going out in the rain and covering up the camera, so I set up the tripod right inside my window and I pretty much just did a long exposure.
Ok, so everyone is doing it!!! I had to too!!! How could I let the Super Moon pass me by without getting a photo! I have photographed the moon before several times, but it’s always a challenge. Here it it, from in between cloud cover. May take another one later when the moon is more “white”.
I was in Wyoming a couple of weeks ago, with a gorgeous full moon. The view was breathtaking, and there was no way I could capture it in a photo, but I tried. Also my attempt at a star trail shot (not a very good one!)
I was out in the Texas Hill Country last week at an Art Workshop. I came across this cactus with these beautiful blossoms! They just jumped out! I took this with my phone camera. I decided not to take my Canon, because I wanted to concentrate on painting, and not photographing! (But I could not help myself with this one!).
I realized a couple of days ago that I forgot to take a look at my lightning photos from a few weeks ago. I was quite disappointed in most of them, but I guess it’s all about the learning process. This I think is the best one out of the bunch. My problem with most of them was that they were out of focus! (Grrr) Oh well, I will work at it next time.
I thought I would post a few of my favorite photos from my road trip. I drove to Wyoming from Texas with my daughter, and had a great time. We had a blast playing with the photo apps on my Evo phone! Even the boring scenery was made fun with the apps! Our favorite to use I think was Vignette. We had so much fun making everything look “mini” with the tilt-shift feature!
If you want to see the rest of my trip photos, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, check out my Facebook page!