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.