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…
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 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.
Today I had the urge to play with my camera. I thought I would take photos at both extremes of the apertures! I like the different effects you get from both ends. Love the star burst shape from the f/22, and the bokeh from the f/1.4. Here’s what I got! (And thank you to my hubby for posing for me!!!) 🙂
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!
I always find challenging photos the most fun. It’s almost like, I want to see if I can get it. I love photographing the moon, and there were plenty of clouds so I had to wait till there was a break. I amazingly only took 20 photos to get this one (the clouds were moving fast!). I don’t know if I could have gotten any more detail in the moon without loosing the clouds. I am pretty happy with it.
Well, I am ready for the eclipse tonight. I went out to get a few test shots, got my tripod set up, now if I can only wake up in the middle of the night! I got this shot of the moon behind the tree. Love it! It looks spooky.
I went on a photo walk last night organized by Austin photographer Alex Suarez (thanks Alex!). There really didn’t seem to be much as far as Christmas lights, but I managed to find some things to photograph. By the way, what’s up with no Christmas lights over Congress Avenue, Austin??
Here are my favorite photos from last night. The first 3 are a window display and the last is the Austonian building with the clouds and moon. It looked awesome!
I was waiting (forever) to pull out of a parking lot and I had to take this photo. Taken with my Evo, the RetroCamera App. The corner of S, 1st and Barton Springs Rd. seems to be the place for birds! (eek!)