I was trying to decide what paintings to bring to my blog this week and it became really clear while I was helping my daughter move her business into her new offices on Wolf Ledges Parkway in Akron. If anyone knows the background of the name Wolf Ledges Parkway, I would love to know what it is. Loving wolves, it was a perfect name for her new location and it made me think of all the wonderful photo shoots I have had at Wolf Timbers in Bolivar Ohio. I hope you enjoy.
The featured painting is a watercolor and ink painting of Nira, Keeley, and Ingo. Every line was inked in first and then it was painted using a watercolor medium. This painting took me 6 months to paint and I loved every minute of it. The 5-6 photos that I used to paint this from were from the first photo shoot that I had at Wolf Timbers. On my About Me page, you will see a picture of me being face kissed by Nira as I am holding my breath and being very still. Being face kissed is actually a great honor but the first time is especially awesome. Continue Reading…
This week we have gone from temperatures in the 30s to the 60s and my poor little crocuses are blooming with snow coming in the next few days. But it made me think of spring and I remembered my photos of monarch butterflies in Maine. The shots were actually in the Fall, but the daisies were still blooming in the warm sunshine.
Last week I visited a friend in Naples Florida and had a wonderful time visiting the Everglades and walking on Barefoot Beach looking for shells. I took my little camera and was able to use it for the first time since my accident, September 23, 2014. It was so much fun and I got some great photos which I played with all weekend. The featured image is an untouched photograph, but the others I played with in Photoshop and Painter. I usually go for more realistic art but really liked my abstract stork this week.
No visit to the Everglades would be complete without an alligator picture and this one was sitting right on the edge of the road just asking for us to take pictures. And there were birds of every kind.
My small camera is an Olympus OM-D. I took two lenses, a 45-200mm and a 12-50mm.
I think this photo of the Great White Heron is my favorite although Barefoot Beach is a close second.
A walk on a beach wouldn’t be complete without a conch shell. I didn’t realize there were so many different varieties.
The day was perfect and you could see forever. I hope you enjoy. Safe journeys until we meet next week.
This week I am going to change things up a bit and look at a little history. I have mentioned that I am a third generation artist, so I thought I would show a few of my great aunt, Annie Puckett’s watercolors. It is interesting that the watercolors are actually sketches for later oils. She was in Paris in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s and these paintings are of Versailles, Madame du Berry’s bedroom and other locations in the area that are not identified. I have not been able to find the locations, even after a trip to France with my granddaughter several years ago. The featured image above is an over the door drawing in Madame de Sevigne’s home in Paris. Continue Reading…