Saturday, March 09, 2013

Reflections Of Spring

This week I finished "Reflections Of Spring" an English Iris painting.  I'm feeling all about spring these days, really only wanting to paint happy paintings.  I often like to pair the canvas shape with the proportions of the subject to make it look as natural as possible.  This particular piece is 12" h x 4" w and I think the canvas suits what I wanted to do with the composition of this painting nicely.

This week a new digital camera arrived in the mail for me as well.  I had my original one for only 4 years and in the last 6 months, it became harder and harder to take photos and get the camera to actually work.  I mean geez, it was a compact little digital camera for casual use, it certainly never got put through the ringer by me so I was bummed it didn't last longer, I really expected it too.  Once I got over the offensive (to me anyway) idea of shelling out money right now for another digital camera, I'm really glad that I did.  This new one is wonderful, almost just as small as the last (important to me) and wow, the detail shots I can get with it.  When Chris took these photos today, I was thrilled, the detail shots really reveal the layers and texture of the stucco along with the blend of color.  Now that the pain of having spent the money is over and done, I'm really glad I got it.

Have a creative week....think spring.


NeereAnDear said...

Hi Ruth ...oh my ... I must say this is stunning as is the painting below ... but there is something so amazing about spring and what more than a beautiful Iris ... I love it ...

Hoping it is right around the corner ... my trees are stating to bud and its supposed to be warm soon... lets keep our fingers crossed ...

You will soon be off to a new adventure .. congratulations !!

Sending love and hugs ~ JO

Memories for Life said...

How wonderful to see this cheery, Spring painting! We're getting more snow today, so I really needed this :)
And your photos look great...gotta love new cameras!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful painting Ruth! It reminds me of my irises that I am waiting for! The new camera really picks up the texture. Amazing. Technology keeps getting better and better and it seems like cameras are one of those things that baecome outdated quickly. Congratulations on your new toy!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth,
WOW your new piece is stunning. I love the size and the colors so vivid. Looks like your new camera really takes terrific shots.
I am inspired for spring with your painting.
How is the move coming along. Hope all is going well and you are getting closer to the big move.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie