Saturday, March 29, 2014

Adding Color to the B&W Butterfly

Adding color to the Black and White butterfly was easy in this mandala, because the butterfly was sitting on a wonderful purple flower.  I like the patterns and the pop of color.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Butterfly Wings

Just like flowers butterfly wings provide many opportunities for pattern variations.  I liked the yellowish glow in the middle of this black and white butterfly wing.  Color was probably reflected off a flower the butterfly was perched on.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Picture of the branch

The branch that is in the previous mandala.  It's suppose to be in the 50s today with no wind!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

6-pointed snow star

Well it is snowing and cold here again today, 32.  The wind was whipping by at a good clip this morning, but seems to have let up a little now.  It is hard to fathom as it was 72 yesterday and I was walking the dog.  There are still 2 more days of winter! This picture was from an earlier snow storm that made the trees look like a fairy land.  This is the last in the series of 6 pointed stars.  I will start with butterfly mandalas next. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

colorful cactus

Subtle pastel colors on this columnar cactus intrigued me.  You usually think of cactus as green, so to have this variety of brownish hues, coral, and reds caught my eye and made for a pleasing 6-pointed star.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Black and White 6-pointed star

In my early photo career I worked in a darkroom making black and white exposures, now in Photoshop it's much easier and no chemicals involved.  The photo club I belong to recently opened up digital B&W competition so I submitted this one.  Picture was two dangling glass teardrops  with reflections of the greenhouse support structure - the gray lines are the corrugated greenhouse roof, and the dark stripe was a cross beam of support.  It made for a dramatic 6-pointed star.  And you don't always need color to make things interesting.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Glass Mandala

I liked the colors in this mandala - it's a picture of several colored glass jars, yellow and blue mostly in this picture.  Perhaps because they are complementary colors it is more pleasing to the eye.  I am doing jewelry experimentation on the side and it almost reminds me of a brooch.  I'm going to do a couple more 6 pointed star mandalas then switch to a series on butterflies.