This is a painting I recently finished.
I started this painting in an app called Rebelle. I used inks and watercolors in Rebelle.
Then I took the painting into Painter to see what I could find. These three birds showed up right away. Initially, there were four birds. But common wisdom says that one should use odd numbers in grouping images in a painting, or just about anything. Odd numbers always look better than an even number of objects.
As the painting progressed, more and more flowers and various shapes just showed up.
I am very excited as we leave for two months in Maui this month. This is a dream come true. Right now and through November, is hurricane season. Usually, I don’t worry about that. But there have been several near hurricanes hitting Hawaii lately. There are three off the islands now, and high winds up to 140 mph are expected. The increase in hurricanes is due to global warming. More and more, I am seeing the effects in my life of global warming.
Here in Seattle, we are having a drought. Last night we got our first real rainfall since April. Everyone knows we are famous for rain, yet we’ve had none. There is a chance that the high pressure system laying off our coast will keep rains from El Niño from coming in this winter. That would mean two years of drought. This is very serious, but no one in government seems to care.