500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #490 – Out Of The Night

Out Of The Night Musings of the Artists Mind Shot at sunset and with a low-lighting setting, the original was much less vibrant. I played a lot with the exposure, definition, and contrast to pull forth the colours the sun played on these petals as it was setting across its pinkish blue sky. I love … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #490 – Out Of The Night

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #489 – Just So, Blossoms

Just So, Blossoms Musings of the Artists Mind I had to take many macro shots of these tiny blossoms to capture the giant beauty they held. They were very frail looking and the slight breeze had them moving around as if in a gale storm. Only when I used a black & white setting did … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #489 – Just So, Blossoms

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #488 – Land Anemone With Occupant

Land Anemone With Occupant Musings of the Artists Mind Like the surreal vibrance of the sea anemone that attracts the equally vibrant clownfish, these flowers seem to bring in a great visitation of colourful bugs. From the green bottle fly and multicoloured beetles to this odd little tigre wasp seen in the lower centre of … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #488 – Land Anemone With Occupant

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #487 – Lovely Mornings

Lovely Mornings Musings of the Artists Mind I feel I may have captured a still from a soap commercial here. Showing a world made fresher, cleaner, brighter, and more delightful by its use. In a less cynical view, I am in love with the different expressions one gets from the individual flowers. You may find … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #487 – Lovely Mornings

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #486 – Marbled Pink

Marbled Pink Musings of the Artists Mind At this point, some of you may be wondering if this nostalgic marbling of my Nono’s peonies is an obsession or overdone pride in my Italian heritage. Well, it may well be both. Like many I know, I have very few clear memories of my childhood and no … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #486 – Marbled Pink

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #484 – Reaching To The Sun

Reaching To The Sun Musings of the Artists Mind Snapdragons, Lilies, or some strange squash flower? I just realized how much I am attracted to these pinkish-orange flowers. They catch the sun and seem to always be greedily reaching for more light. Maybe it’s only me, but they feel hungry for attention to me. They … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #484 – Reaching To The Sun

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #483 – Remember The Pink

Remember The Pink Musings of the Artists Mind These are from my hundred year old family heirloom peonies and I wanted to make them look like an old family Polaroid picture: grainy, scratched, slightly over-exposed, retro. This perspective that includes a street and houses in the background add to that feel. The amazing modern dilemma … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #483 – Remember The Pink

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #482 – Mostly Yellow

Mostly Yellow Musings of the Artists Mind Ok, I went a little wild with exposure on this one and found a way to balance it enough to keep this gorgeous yellow in the forefront. I love this yellow. It has been my challenge in painting most of my career. Canary yellow is often too thin … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #482 – Mostly Yellow

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #481 – As We Change

As We Change Musings of the Artists Mind This flower is simply amazing! I had originally noticed that each plant had flowers of different colours and wondered why. Then I watched one for a whole day and saw that each flower transitions from light pinks to dark blues and then wilts into a dry brown. … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #481 – As We Change

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #480 – Resilient

Resilient Musings of the Artists Mind No matter how much rain falls on this flower, it remains solid. The petals feel like stiff plastic in the dry sun and don’t loose their rigidity in the rain or when I water them. They are strong and present. I needed to give them a place in the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #480 – Resilient