I like these two ,out at sea in their sturdy little fishing boat. There’s something about the companionship of boating with a friend that is really appealing. The boat glides effortlessly through the calm waters, a salty breeze ruffles your hair as you throw in a fishing line and chat away for a few hours while … More Double the pleasure. Day 19 Photography 101
This bridge in a quieter area of Venice is achingly beautiful in it’s simplicity . The mellow red brickwork edged sharply in white stone , the geometrical angles contrasting boldly with the curving steps and Arabesque windows of the ancient palace facade and the stark shadow of the handrail delineating each step all add up to a visual feast. There is mystery in the dark … More Edges – Photography 101
I was playing around with shots through my kitchen window and was fascinated with how real the reflected plant looks – much more solid and real than the kitchen. It made me think about how we often see some glaring fault in another, overlooking the real person, as we concentrate on their perceived shortcomings. As we … More Reflecting
Today’s topic – Treasure I had no trouble choosing a subject for this topic since I always think of my pastel sets as jewel boxes. Lift the lid and there lie luminous, pigment packed sticks of brilliance and light. Lucky me – I have boxes of treasure !
When I take photos as references for later paintings I often use my artist’s eye to create a composition close to what I will eventually paint. This is just something that happens naturally as I spend my time screening everything I see as a potential painting subject! I scan scenes looking for pleasing squares, portrait … More Cropping is my friend! Day 15 Photography 101
Scale – helping us to see the big picture. Luckily I took my phone with me on this mornings walk along Blackmans Bay foreshore. The sky was full of luminous breaks in the steely grey clouds and now and then the water was lit by a sliver of silver on the horizon. White sails flapped … More Scale – Day 14 photography 101
I love the way cats respond to movement. Here’s Mink, the cat who walked out of the bush where she had been abandoned as a kitten , and straight into our hearts. She taught our neurotic family cat to be young at heart again and gave her an added lease of life . She took … More Motion – Day 13 Photography 101
The tiny tinge of orange on these lime green petals really make the desert bloom sing.
I love the juxtaposition of this back lit “Dry Creek Ranch” sign against the stormy clouds.
I took a few photos in the garden this morning for the day 9 topic of nature and leading lines. Although I wouldn’t really call these leading lines I do love the random pattern of papery white against chocolate browns on the silver birch tree trunk in my back yard. On the other hand … More Nature – Day 8 Photography 101