A Break In The Trees

A beautiful day in The Morgan Arboretum... walking and listening to the abundance of life all around us... we had a magical experience. Prints & more available at Arts MPerron @ https://1-mario-perron.pixels.com

The Trees Have Ears

Perhaps this is a little obvious as a title. I saw the title the moment I saw the mushrooms growing on this tree trunk. I must have said the title out loud while taking the shot because, by the time I was returning past this stump a few hours later, most of them had mysteriously … Continue reading The Trees Have Ears

Textures

These sorts of images bring me a great deal of pleasurable anxiety! I tend to take hundreds of them; seldom really knowing why I'm attracted to the shot. A tension arises in my chest as I frantically search for what I'm seeing. My eyes rapidly move back and forth across the vision I've framed in … Continue reading Textures

Shadows & Skin

Imagine wandering the Canadian tundra after a long dry season and finding the desiccated and destroyed carcass of something unrecognizable. There's no sign of fur, only thick and deeply creviced skin. Could it be the remnants of a mammoth uncovered by the retreating glaciers? Could it be what's left of a walrus dragged miles by … Continue reading Shadows & Skin

Forrest Sentinel

On a recent trip to the Laurentians, I was walking in the forest behind the pace we were staying. I came across this I posing sentinel standing in a small clearing. Clearly dead, desiccated, rotting, and pecked, and yet... somehow standing strong and imposing. The hole in the upper side sometimes looked like an eye, … Continue reading Forrest Sentinel

Andy’s Practice Space

Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy's work... I could imagine him wandering around small woods, dragging logs, branches, and trees this way and that, playing with how the natural light shines across the amazing textures, casting incredible shadows across the composition and his imagination. His photos always seem to force the eye to wander on a path. … Continue reading Andy’s Practice Space

Growth & Beauty

We inherited these ratty old shrubs in front of our house when I bought my house a decade ago. They had been trimmed in all sorts of bad ways and needed to rebound. In the first year, I added new earth around their bases, watered them carefully, trimmed off the dead branches, and hoped for … Continue reading Growth & Beauty

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #417 – Day Moon Over Happiness

Day Moon Over Happiness Musings of the Artists Mind Ive been doing landscapes with muted colours, having fun with textures. My wife commented on how much fun it would be to see something with very bright colours. I went to my books and favourite sites for inspiration. I knew what she wanted to see, more … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #417 – Day Moon Over Happiness

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #416 – Landscape 14-006

Landscape 14-006 Musings of the Artists Mind I’ve written & re-written several descriptions of this one and somehow it all comes back to the feeling that these two trees are passing time by telling each other bad jokes. What do you see?  Are We Having Fun, Yet?  Say Yes, When you design your world with … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #416 – Landscape 14-006

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #415 – Landscape 14-005 

Landscape 14-005  Musings of the Artists Mind Sometimes there are scenes in movies that stick in my imagination. Several films have used a time-lapse or speeded-up film to show the passage of time. I stopped the tape, the clock and time to capture this moonrise and I still feel the fast movement. I also hear … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #415 – Landscape 14-005