Sunday, August 31, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

195/365 Captured Moments - Last of the Poppies

The beauty of the poppy continues long after the last petal has fallen leaving behind a orb of  pale green topped with a crown of gold.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

192/364 Captured Moments - Chains

Heading back in time to 1963 with a little tune from the Beatles....which one of the boys was your favorite mine was Ringo.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

191/365 Captured Moments - Acrylic Painting - Standoff

Having fun with color!

Yesterday after working on this piece I came across the following quote.

 "Unless you do something beyond what you have already mastered you will never grow."  Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Which leads me to admitting that I  fear color!  Yes that's one of my guilty secrets, (we won't get into the others) I can match color which isn't a problem when I work on realistic paintings, but when it comes to changing color I have issues, this goes so far back that I can clearly remember my older sister always telling me my clothes were clashing.  
That being said I have decided to work on color for a bit with this being my first attempt at moving out of my comfort zone.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

190/365 Captured Moments - Ducks in Flight Abstract

Ducks in flight with a blurred background is one of those images I have debated over, I love the abstracted feel of the background, the horizontal lines and the different layers of color but would have liked to have had a closer and clearer view of the ducks.  Is it a good shot or a bad shot, I suppose it's all in the eye of the beholder.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

189/365 Captured Moments - It's Messy

It's a mess but the vibrancy of the colors has won me over.  

The glow around the heads of the cone-flowers has always reminded me of an Angel's halo, they look so bright and alive as they stand tall in the flower beds and especially spectacular with the back drop of black eyed susan's. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

186/365 Captured Moments - The Rising Moon

Finally I was in the right place at the right time to get a shot of the full moon, tonight is supposed to be the best night but I figured I wouldn't take any chances. 
I almost had the opportunity to take a shot of a plane flying across the moon but at the last minute it decided to descend grrrr.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

185/364 Captured Moments - Fun In The Sun

This image of a back lit hollyhock reminds me of a kaleidoscope with it's star shaped center and the petal design.  The color is great too, in fact at this moment I am wearing a tank top in this exact color.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

181/365 Captured Moments - Find the Herons

Sturgeon Bank Richmond - I didn't actually count the herons I was to busy snapping pictures but at a guess I would say there were about 12 of them all scattered about in this area.

Monday, August 04, 2014

180/365 Captured Moments - Golden Yellow Yarrow

A profusion of bright golden yellow yarrow interspersed with wild sweet pea type flowers line the banks of the Fraser River at Garry Point.  

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

178/365 Captured Moments - Sturgeon Banks, Richmond, BC

The shape of the piece of standing wood in the foreground reminds me of a large piece of pottery, I find the textures and curves appealing.
"Sturgeon Banks is a 21,525 acre estuary located on the banks of the Fraser River and Strait of Georgia. It is an important part of the Pacific Flyway, with 1.4 million birds migrating through the area annually and provides excellent habitat for nesting birds. The long expanse of marsh that makes up Sturgeon Banks runs from Terra Nova in the north to Garry Point Park in the south, it is adjacent to the West Dyke Trail and extends west out into the Strait of Georgia. City of Richmond Parks "