Friday, June 14, 2019

Clouds and Sailboats at Independence Park


This afternoon, we took a walk near Independence Park.  I always love to see the sailboats. Tonight I cropped this image out of the original photo to emphasize the boats and the clouds.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Northern Ireland Memory II (Watercolor)


This is the second of two watercolors that I found in a portfolio yesterday up at the studio. (We are getting ready to relocate from the 4th floor of Porter Mill to the 2nd.)  I painted both of these landscapes during a 2005 trip to Northern Ireland, using my travel watercolor set and a pad of watercolor paper.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Northern Ireland Memory I (Watercolor)


Today I went to Porter Mill, to prepare for next week's big move (relocating the studio from the 4th floor to the 2nd floor).  I was going through some portfolios when I came across some watercolors. I remember painting these during a trip to Northern Ireland, probably back in 2005.  I had brought along some paper and a travel watercolor set.  This is one of two.  I plan to post the other watercolor tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Rhododendrons (with Prisma filter)


Last Friday (June 7), we took a late afternoon walk at Long Hill Gardens, here in Beverly, MA.  Lots of things are in bloom, but rhododendrons stole the show.  This is one of the photos I took, but I added a Prisma filter (called "Patterns").  I reduced the effect a bit and then added a bit of contrast as well, to make the colors pop.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Green and Gold Necklace


I worked out the design for this necklace several days ago but was out of the right kind of cord and didn't have enough gold accent beads. Over the weekend, I finally made it to A.C. Moore and picked up what I needed.  Today I put it together.  I used olive green wooden beads, lime green semi-precious stones (howlite), and gold colored metallic beads on a cotton cord. I made it long enough so no clasp is needed.

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Red Azaleas at Long Hill


Here's another image from a recent walk at Long Hill Gardens.  I liked the way the red azaleas looked in the sun, so I took a picture. Tonight I cropped the original photo to get this composition.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Peonies Blooming (Late Afternoon) with Prisma filter


Yesterday we took a late afternoon walk at Long Hill.  Right now some of the peonies are opening.  I took a picture of these. Tonight I added the Prisma filter.