…close-ups in nature and the green grocer
….an odd collection this week, some new and some from the archives
Every Thursday or theres about I post photos of trios, such as three objects (similar or not), three people (related or not) or three animals. If you’d like to join the challenge copy the link from this post and paste it into your submission. There are no rules as to when you post, what size photo you post or whether it’s in colour or black and white. I’ll do my best to leave a comment on your site when you join the fun.
…why not join me in this new challenge
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….on day one I’ve started to draw from my new book In Bloom by Rachel Reinert
I’ve tried this before where I wanted to make art every day of the year. I made a lot but I didn’t quite hit 365 drawings in 2018. This year I won’t beat myself up if I miss a day or two but I’m going to give it another go. My husband gave me a book for Christmas that I asked for and today I cracked it open and drew the first two flowers featured in the book.
I’ve discovered over the years that I’m very much drawn to flowers in my photography and my art. I always believe there’s more to learn so I’m really looking forward to drawing and learning more about flowers.
….titile for my third painting for the New Members Show in January
My third intuitive painting turned into another floral abstract but it is probably the least abstract of the three paintings. It reminded me of the wild flowers along the edge of the highway on our way to the cottage, hence the name.
I love autumn. The cooler temperatures appeal to me and visually I find the colours breathtaking. I also love the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables and how people use pumpkins, peppers and squash to decorate their porches and storefronts. Here are a few of my favourite bursts of colour and some creative pots of plants in the neighbourhood and beyond.
….happy with the first one and not so much with the second
Painting for me is a process. I’m more of an intuitive painter. I put down a mark on the paper and go from there. Sometimes it works out well and other times it doesn’t.
Yesterday I put a heavy black stroke of black ink on my paper and I knew as soon as I did that it would overpower my subject but I continued painting anyway. After finishing the piece I showed it to my husband and he honestly told me that the black was too much. I agreed and I tried to calm it down with white paint and other marks but it didn’t help.
I’ve decided to wait a bit before doing anything with it but I will probably cut it up and use the parts that I like and collage them into another painting.