Serenity – Acrylic Painting

This is one of last year’s favorites. I really had a whole other plan for this one but somehow, this icy perspective came out as if it had a life of its own.

 

“Serenity”
Acrylic on stretched canvas
61 by 46 cm (24 by 18 inches)
2015

Source: Serenity

Unfinished but Lovely 

Phases one, two and three of the piece I’m currently working on. I’m excellent at starting paintings, proving to myself that I can pull off what I intend on expressing but not actually finishing them until I absolutely have to… Maybe at last minute before a potential buyer is coming to view it or just before I’m submitting for a show.

This, like others is at the point that I love it but, no it’s not finished. I’m determined though. I think I’m going to finish it.

Not only that, but I might actually finish some others. I might just…


  

Solace – My newest painting!

I’m very proud of my newest piece! I’ve been focusing on painting a LOT! Absolutely loving the therapeutic process. This one is almost finished. I’ve got a few minor adjustments to make but I couldn’t wait to start sharing my progress with you.

Please, comment if you enjoy this forest painting.
Does it strike an emotion or a memory?

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“Solace”
Acrylic on stretched canvas
24 by 20 inches
2016

Source: Solace

Undertaking of the Windy Blue Flower

Of all my floral shots, this photo from Stanley Park has been a source of pride for a couple of years. I finally decided to paint it despite a slight feeling of intimidation due to the complexity of detail in the petals. I’m three sessions into it and so glad I took a change on this one. So far I have pleasantly surprised myself. Scroll down for my current progress.

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I’ve been experimenting with the fun process of applying complementary colours first, then adding the actual colours over top. This takes a bit of trial and error but allowing a bit of the original layer shine through adds real impact.

There’s more work to be done but I’m enjoying the progress. Here is end of session 3:

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End of session two:

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And the end of session one:

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As you can see, the changes from one session to the next are dramatic. I find this process inspiring as I apply each layer. I hope to retain generous amounts of the original colours shining through in the final stages. Stay tuned as I will post more progress soon.

Yellow Daisy – Macro Photography

Bright yellow daisy - photography by EKphotoArt

Bright yellow daisy – photography by EKphotoArt

I feel inspired today. It’s Monday in November and quite brisk outside but the sun is bright just like this wonderfully vibrant yellow daisy. I hope this beautiful flower will help uplift you the way it has managed to uplift me.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/211577415

Sea Wall Long Exposure Photography

For a little something “much” different… I love to play with long exposures when I’m outdoors. This time, instead of the more common silky water long exposure, I incorporated lines and angles along side ghostly figures as people walk down the sea wall, and a perfect line of ships way out in the distance. I added some dramatic edits for a vintage feel and viola! A pretty cool shot. You think?

Sea Wall Long Exposure Photography

Sea Wall Long Exposure

Carnation – White on White Photography

This last Mothers’ Day, a good friend and I (since we’re both moms) went out to lunch together as a little treat to ourselves. As luck would have it, in addition to a free meal, we received these lovely carnations for being moms. And since I have been wanting to experiment with white on white photography, this was the perfect flower for an upcoming blog post. I hope you like it.

Carnation - White on White Photography

Carnation – White on White Photography

Carnation - White on White Photography

Carnation – White on White Photography

Red and Yellow Tulips

As promised, I want to share some new photos with you guys. Until now, I mostly shared outdoor nature photography but I have been working on expanding my horizons and have been setting up shoots indoors using various types of lighting. Back in March, in my high anticipation of spring, these lovely tulips caught my eye at a local market. Here are some results from my first white background floral photography shoot.

Red and Yellow Tulips Photograph

Red and Yellow Tulips

Red and Yellow Tulips Photograph

Red and Yellow Tulips

Red and Yellow Tulips Photograph

Red and Yellow Tulips

Back to WordPress!

ImageOh, how I’ve missed the WordPress community! Over the last few months, I have explored various social media and blogging platforms. In that time I gained many followers on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, a few on Blogspot and others, but I have not had the pleasure of experiencing a real sense of community since I stopped my WordPress posts. So here I am! Back and ready to post photos and experiences. I hope to see many of the same WordPress friends and keep meeting more. Gotta go for now, but expect to hear from me tomorrow.

So glad to be back🙂

A Blooming Getaway Part 1

This summer has been full of fun, nature and beauty. As absent as I’ve been from the blog due to all this fun, I’ve managed to compile quite a library of images for you all to enjoy. Here is a little something from a lovely recent getaway to entice you for the next while as fall approaches and I get back into the old routine.

Framed and Canvas Prints

Pink and Yellow Flower - Macro Photography

Pink and Yellow Flower

Hot Pink and Yellow Flower - Macro Photography

Hot Pink and Yellow Flower

Framed and Canvas Prints

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