Made while on vacation in Bryson City, NC
Is it blush or bashful? I’ve had this photo for years (found online) and always wanted to create it in real life. The closest I’ve gotten is this watercolor for the prompts blush pink and vase. This is kind of like a vase. A container, anyway.
The urge to draw Dorothy’s shoes was strong with this one, but I went with ruby red cardinals instead and placed them in a loosely doodled tree, meeting all three prompts for this day.
Orange/rustic/houseplant were the prompts for Saturday and I found this photo in my archives of a summer flower face from a long ago backyard garden. The designs on the petals remind me of many patterns in various forms of nature: butterfly and dragonfly wings, ventral and dorsal bird feathers, leaf veins, stalagmites and stalactites, crystals, and loose mandalas.
The past three days I’ve been on vacation and away from my studio. Out of my comfort zone. The dining room table at our rental is covered in art supplies. But I have a wonderful view.
Our house sits on Arkyle Creek which feeds into Lake Fontana and the Corps of Engineers is slowly draining the water for winter pool. Each day the muddy banks grow wider as the blue green water recedes.
Boulders once concealed in murky depths are revealed and a demarcation line of mostly natural debris litters both sides of the banks.
Early morning mists dance over the creek while a Belted Kingfisher chatters and rattles, eyeing the now easy to see fish in the shallow water.
This has been a nice vacation. We’re off to Asheville now to visit the River Arts District where I’ll soak in what other artists are creating.
Next post will be examples of some apps I use to alter and enhance art and photos. Until then, take care!