Hidden Lake Gardens has become a big dog walking place lately. Cool as long as you clean up so they don’t ban this practice for everyone.
17 Apr 2017 5 Comments
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It was such a beautiful morning out here I decided to make a photo shoot out of my little stroll on the grounds.
28 Mar 2017 4 Comments
One of my favorite colors! Heard purple was a royal color and loved pairing it with yellow or gold in my clothing years ago. Nature wears it well too!
Purple also reminds me of Prince and his movie “Purple Rain!”
11 Sep 2016 9 Comments
I’m here to share a design secret of a semi-professional artist!
The following is what I did to a watercolor/acrylic piece I made quite by accident a few years ago.
I created it when I was “doodling” absent-mindedly while interrupted with a phone call from my actual art work and I grabbed a silk flower blossom that had come loose days before, stuck it in some pink acrylic paint that had been thinned with acrylic gloss medium. I began randomly stamping a small piece of water color paper. Looking over what I had done later, I got the idea to turn them into a field of flowers by turning the picture upside down and holding a good size wash brush soaked with various colors of metallic water color paint and letting it run down naturally, missing the dried pink flowers due to the protection of the acrylic glaze in the paint. It created stumpy looking leaves and stems in this field of true “wild” flowers.
I then scanned it so I could play with it some more. Please see further details on each picture. I became bored of studying fine arts many years ago thanks to digital photography and computer software. I’m not going to say that it made me lazy but it’s sometimes nice just to scan or take pictures of your art and further enhance it for print work for various effects. Hope this inspires you! God bless!
06 Sep 2016 2 Comments
Framed up pretty,
the end of another perfect summer!
22 Aug 2016 7 Comments
in Flowers, Green, Nature, Organic Gardening, Weekly Photo Challenge Tags: beauty, Bloomfield Hills Michigan, bog, Cranbrook, Cranbrook gardens, flowers, formal gardens, fun, gardens, nature, plants, rare, water lilies, weekly photo challenge
06 Aug 2016 3 Comments
Good Morning from Mill Pond in Tecumseh, home of the Tecumseh Paddling Company.