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!
What is the plural for crocus! Croci? I don’t know. If so, then these are croci. My friend in South Carolina, Barbara Harris Sartell took this lovely photo and I did the edit.
I used one of my very favorite apps, Tangledfx. I don’t like the default presets that come with the app. But I love my presets. So far I have about 30 of them that I play around with.
I love to see the first crocus peek its head up because that means that Spring is very near.
Aloha means more than hello or goodbye.
It’s a feeling, a way of being that exists on Hawaii.
We are very blessed to have Hawaii as one of our states. I am very blessed to have now visited Maui 17 times.
This trip my husband and I are here for two months. When you stay in one place for that long you take a completely different approach to your trip. Especially on Maui.
It is not one big whirlwind of activity. We get a chance to really relax into Maui and feel the Aloha.
I think of Maui as my spiritual home.
Warren and I are going to renew our wedding vows on the beach this year.
We celebrated 40 years being married last May. It felt like a good thing to renew our vows.
So to celebrate that occasion, I told Warren it was way past time for me to have a new wedding ring. Poor guy didn’t know that you reward a good wife of long standing with a new ring.
I explained it this way:
Husband who doesn’t get a trophy wife has to buy a trophy for the wife of long standing.
It made perfect sense to me and I got a pretty new diamond ring.
This is a hibiscus I photographed at our condo grounds. It is the most beautiful color of pink.