Friday, March 28, 2014

Vegetable Illustrations and Oahu

I was commissioned this week to illustrate some vegetables for some labels and I was able to draw some I've not done before.  I loved doing the avocado.

We visited Oahu over spring break so I was able to practice my photography skills.  I'm using a point and shoot right now and look forward to upgrading and learning more.   

We had some great clouds while we visited.  I think I took more photos than I ever have before.  Still only a fraction of them turned out to be okay.  Photography's much more involved than I thought it was.    

Friday, March 7, 2014

Vintage Bottle Photography

My garden is just starting to show signs of life and is still covered with leaves from last fall among a few dry stems and interesting seed pods.  I decided to get out my little bottle collection my son gave me and photograph them. 

I like the white teacup against the deep colors of the leaves and stems, mixes well with the leaves on the cup.  

Nice browns in the leaves.  Works well with the old bottles I think.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Stormy Day Watercolor and Photography

We had some nice storms last week with great clouds so I wanted to paint the clouds and winter trees.  

I'm also taking a photography course from The Great Courses and am trying out some of what I've learned.  Photographed later in the day under cloudy sky, but the colors in the towels look bright.

Later in the afternoon when the light still isn't optimum but I wanted to capture the blue sky and great clouds.  A few harsh shadows but I still like the photo.