Somewhere deep within the tree of winter there is still the life that produced last spring's beautiful leaves. -Madame Jeanne Guyon
Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron. It's the time of day when the sky looks like it has been spray-painted by a graffiti artist. -Mia Kirshner
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." ~ Norman Vincent Peale
“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson Believe it or not, this started out as a photo of a feathered Christmas tree. Sometimes I just don't know where my art is going to take me until I arrive at the destination. The joy is in the... Continue Reading →
“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know. Where the treetops glisten and children listen, to hear sleigh bells in the snow.” [Montage of several images taken of Christmas lights using a slow shutter speed.]
Autumn Blaze. You know that wonderful thing that happens when you blur your eyes and look at Christmas lights? Well, the same thing happens when you look at fall leaves. Pure magic.
“When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you, a tree, a house, a field or whatever. Merely think here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and... Continue Reading →
I will have me a symphony of coloring. I will enmesh me in the noon sun's gold and wind about me the moonlight's silver sheen. I will dream in a gown made of the haze of a summer evening twilight, and I will have robe on robe of the sky's deep blue, and I will... Continue Reading →
Tell me, what is the color of love? -Billy Ocean This pretty little photo composite was made from eight separate images: 6 individual images of paint chip samples, which were selected for both their vibrant colors and their Valentine's Day appropriate names (Sherwin Williams colors) 1 image of a paint chip sample deck fanned out... Continue Reading →
In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October, when the trees are bare to the mild heavens, and the red leaves bestrew the road, and you can feel the breath of winter morning and evening—no days so calm, so tenderly solemn, and with such... Continue Reading →
I step outside and the chilly air tightens the skin on my bare arms…. Fall colors.... so bright and intense and beautiful. It's like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary. ~Siobhan Vivian FOCUS: Nature Today's weather... Continue Reading →
In October what a feast to the eye our woods and groves present! The whole body of the air seems enriched by their calm, slow radiance. They are giving back the light they have been absorbing from the sun all summer. ~John Burrough FOCUS: Nature Dear Autumn, you are truly magnificent! Please stay awhile.... Continue Reading →
People think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony. - Coco Chanel FOCUS: Color (White, Black, Grey) White. Black. Day. Night. Yin. Yang. Light. Dark. And every shade in between. It was a challenge to... Continue Reading →
I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. — Winston Churchill (...apparently Mr. Churchill never appreciated the beauty of a rich brown chocolate bar!) FOCUS: Color (Brown) Brown. Reliable. Down-to-Earth. Stable. Earthy. Natural. Organic. You know I have not met... Continue Reading →
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. - Alice Walker, The Color Purple FOCUS: Color (Purple) Purple. Regal. Rich. Luxurious. Exotic. Mysterious. Magical. Oh...Illusive Purple - I have chased you all day! Of all the colors to capture in a photograph,... Continue Reading →
The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night. - Haruki Murakami FOCUS: Color (Blue) Blue. Cool. Comfortable. Relaxed. Peaceful. Calm. Tranquil. The color blue is a favorite of many people, including my husband. In fact, I must share a funny story about this. ... Continue Reading →
Orange is one of God's favorite colors - He stuck it right there between red and yellow as the second color of the rainbow. He decorates entire forests with shades of orange every autumn. It shows up in sunrises at the start of the day, sunsets at the end of the day, and in the... Continue Reading →
How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun. - Van Gogh FOCUS: Color (Yellow) Yellow. Bright. Citrusy. Cheerful. Playful. Sweet. Sunny. Warm. Of all the colors, yellow is the happiest. Even saying its name makes me smile - YELL-O!
Red is the great clarifier – bright and revealing. I can’t imagine becoming bored with red – it would be like becoming bored with the person you love. - Diana Vreeland FOCUS: Color (Red) Red. Alive. Energetic. Pulsating. Powerful. Intense. Seductive. Fiery. Bold. Fabulous. Today I pay a little tribute to this amazing... Continue Reading →
I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful. - John Constable FOCUS: Abstract/Macro There is a flower pot that is leaking on my back patio. The resulting stain is an ever growing scar... Continue Reading →
Looking at life through rose colored glasses... FOCUS: Abstract I was playing around with light and color today. These images were taken looking through the bottom of a set of colorful glasses that we own. When viewed together, I think they have a very 'Kadinsky-esque' feel to them.
Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? - Pablo Picasso Focus: Abstract Weeeeeeee - Color, Color, Color! Today, I purchased yards and yards of colorful, iridescent fabric to use as decoration for my daughter's graduation party in a few weeks. What a feast for the... Continue Reading →