Archive for March, 2013

Monochrome or Color? (2)

March 28, 2013

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I’ve continued to experiment with monochrome versions of some of my photos.  While it is certainly true that our world is colorful, and I like color photos most of the time, black and white can call attention to details that can be missed in the color version.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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Wild Carnival Daffodil

March 26, 2013

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It’s always a wonderful time when our daffodils begin to bloom.  That means I need to think more about working in the yard and think less about wood for the fireplace.  This beauty, Wild Carnival, bloomed a couple of weeks ago under our kitchen window.

The picture on which this painting was based is shown below.

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Serenity Falls

March 21, 2013

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Serenity Falls is a pretty little waterfall near Cosby, Tennessee, on the ‘quiet side of the Smokies’.  Betsy and I have stayed at a cabin at the base of the falls a couple of times.  The cabin has a picture window, so we can enjoy this view of the waterfall throughout the day.

The picture on which this paintingwas based is shown below.

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Monochrome or Color?

March 19, 2013

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In some ways monochrome images are ‘old-fashioned’, but they can still create beautiful images and show details that can be lost in a color image.  I rather like the monochrome image above, which shows one of the daffodils in our yard, Chromacolor.

The color version of the photo is shown below.

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A Village on Bali

March 14, 2013

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In 1987 I was fortunate to be able to spend several days on Bali at a beautiful beachside resort.  One morning I got up early and walked along the beach,  I’m not sure how far I walked, but I rounded a point and saw this village in the distance.  I thought I had walked into a south seas movie set.

The picture on which this painting was based was scanned from a slide and is shown below.

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Mt. Nebo Sunrise

March 12, 2013

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When Betsy and I go to Mt. Nebo in Arkansas, we really enjoy watching the sunsets.  One reason we like them so much is that we can enjoy sunsets from our cabin.  In order to enjoy a sunrise we have to get up early and drive to Sunrise Point in order to see it.

But the effort is worth it, even on a cloudy morning.  The image above is based on a sunrise in we enjoyed last year.

The picture on which this painting was based is shown below.

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Mt. Nebo Sunset

March 7, 2013

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When we visit Mt. Nebo State Park in the Spring, sunsets are special because we can sit on the back porch of ‘our’ cabin and enjoy the view.  This drawing is based on a photo taken on our visit last year.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.
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Pansy

March 5, 2013

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Each autumn Betsy and I plant pansies in our flower beds.  They struggle bravely through the winter and then enjoy the sunshine of spring-like weather.  This watercolor is based on a photo from my archives.