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This week’s Challenge is: Clouds!
I love sunrises and sunsets, so this was a perfect opportunity for me to show off some of the photos I’ve done for this weekly contest. Most of my photos come from Florida, but hopefully soon I will have more from other places. Enjoy!
I’m participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers This week’s Challenge is:Sunrise, so get up early this week and take some shots of the sky!
(*Initially when I tried to find out more information about the Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois, I was taken to a park with the same name in Colorado.)
Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois is part of the Shawnee Forest. It has a very tranquil energy and is a great place to watch sunsets. It’s hard to believe that this was once a part of the ocean.
The waters -
the path -
the mountain -
the destination -
When I was a kid I was fascinated with 3-D art – holograms and 3-D viewers were my two favorite things to stare at for hours. Incorporating texture into some of my paintings gives a somewhat 3-D effect.
This is the first of a series of three sunset paintings.
I was taking an abstract painting class in the Florida Keys when I painted this. I don’t quite recall what the assignment was, but I believe it had to do with creating a landscape. I had no intention behind it when I started to paint, but this is how it ended up. Can you see the little people?
I’m sure most people will question why I named this “Gator Country.” Going with the flow of sunset colors, my husband pointed out that it had a lot of blue and orange, his two favorite colors together (note: not mine ). He was excited and thought I was painting this for him.
If you’re familiar with college football, you have probably heard of the Florida Gators (University of Florida) football team. This is my husband’s team, and I am not a fan. I attended Florida State University, which is UF’s rival. We are a house divided when it comes to college football, so this painting became a gift to him.
Naming my work can be just as much of a challenge as it is to paint them. Sometimes putting names to abstract pieces helps others understand what the piece is about. This is one I named “Approaching the Island,” perhaps from a sky view.
The title of this piece reflects what I did to this photo. Needing a little more than the traditional blues and yellows, I painted the sky by adding bright pink using Photoshop.