Seattle has had unseasonably warm weather. In fact, after breaking cold records, we now are breaking warm records. Climate change? I don’t know. There is still a tiny bit of snow on the ground on our street.
This plant I believe, is called a Spurge. It’s hard to tell because there are so many and they all look different. Believe it or not, this is not its flower. It has so many incarnations and each one is incredibly beautiful.
Enjoy your day.
After lunch the other day, Warren and I went for a walk in a local neighborhood. As we walked along, I spotted this little bunch of croci.
Most of the croci had been flattened by the ten inches of snow we had earlier this winter. Seattle is not used to getting that much snow.
I first put these in Tangledfx with one of my presets. Then I put it in Lightroom and used the color squares (I don’t know what they are called) to add in just a touch of blue.
I am so sick of snow and absolutely ready for Spring and flowers and warmer weather!
Enjoy your day.
My neighbors grow some gorgeous roses. I love to take my iPhone and go for a walk in my neighborhood and take photos of their roses.
This particular rose is one of my favorites. Year after year It has given me superb photos.
The best part about photographing your neighbor’s roses is you don’t have to hassle with the care of the roses. No dealing with aphids or any of that.
Have a great day.
, best effort
, digital art
, iPad Pro
This last week a new app was released for iPhone and iPad. It’s called Kino Glitch. $1.99 at the App Store.
For those of you unfamiliar with Glitch apps, they’re meant to pretty much destroy your photo or drawing.
But this app is different. You have quite a bit of control over it. It’s different from any Glitch app I’ve ever used.
You choose the type of grid you want. Then you can adjust the size of the grid and how much Glitch effect comes through the grid. I chose none for this.
Then you can add a background and overlay.
You can also take your fingers and start moving the piece around. This is proving to be great fun.
The developer seems responsive to problems.
For anyone interested, I own a page on Instagram that features all kinds of photography, edits and art. If you would like to be featured, just tag to #BPA_Arts.
Enjoy your day!
This is an image that was done on my iPad using a great app called iColorama. It is also available for the iPhone. It is difficult to fully explain this app. It works in layers but I think only two at a time. I’m currently taking a class to better understand it. It has tons of effects that you can’t even begin to wrap your head around. Then it has brushes. It’s possibilities are unlimited. But in many ways it is not, to me intuitive. At least not coming from Painter, Photoshop and Lightroom, Plus there is no manual. A really odd thing in my opinion. Previously, the app has left me in tears of frustration.
So this class is proving extremely helpful.
After I got done with this in iColorama, I did put it in Procreate and paint the light areas on the yellow petals.
To be honest, this was a pretty crummy photo. I’m amazed it turned out so well. The upper left was completely blown out. To fix that I did take the piece into an app called Touch Retouch which is an all time favorite app of mine. I cloned the blue background on the upper left. I love technology.
Have a great evening.
This is my most recent painting that I did in Painter. I started it in Rebelle as usual. Rebelle is a digital watercolor app that works just like real watercolor. It is written by digital artists.
I used Artist Oil brushes that I made to paint this. If anyone is interested in these bruins, drop me a line.
This was a very fun piece to paint. I love the colors I chose. They made my mouth water.
Something I discovered in this painting is that I used a more muted color for the leaves. This plays off the bright colors in the flowers and makes the bright show off more.
I know that the impressionists used grey in their paintings to show off their bright colors. I’ve just never totally understood that. But I see it in these leaves and flowers.
Enjoy your day!
This is a macro shot of a pincushion protea. Protea originally come from Africa but are found all over the world in tropical climates.
There are about 1600 species of these flowers. They are absolutely incredible. They come in all kinds of shapes and every color imaginable.
If you want a real treat take yourself over to Pinterest and check out these flowers.
I use the word macro lightly here. It is not a macro in the true definition of macro. A true macro is 1:1.
I took this on my iPhone 6 Plus with an Olloclip lens. It is a magnification lens. I was using the 14x lens.
I love using the 14x and 21x lenses. I like to put them on my iPhone and go exploring to see what Mother Nature has hidden in the details.