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.

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

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

My images are featured in this wonderful post. Check it out!

This wonderful post includes a few of my photos and paintings. Check it out!

Deborah J. Brasket

Out of the dark blue sea rose a lush-green mountain ribboned with cascading waterfalls.This was what we saw after 29 days at sea, our first tropical landfall on our round-the-world journey–the Marquesas Islands

Walking through the village on Nuka Hiva down narrow, winding roads, past pastel-colored houses surrounded by gardens overflowing with flowers and dense tropical foliage, melting in the heat and humidity and the perfumed air . . . . . I felt physically and mentally assaulted, overcome by the intensity of the colors and the abundance of the beauty that surrounded me.

Perhaps it was because we’d been so long at sea, or because this was our first glimpse of a tropical paradise. Or perhaps it was for me as it has been for so many artists and travelers coming to the South Pacific for the first time.

Colors exploding all around me, shattering the senses—sight, smell, and sound…

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Pink Fuchsia

Lovely, pink bells of fuchsia flowers hanging from a basket, asking to be photographed. Enjoy!

Pink Fuchsia - Floral Photography

Pink Fuchsia

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Hot Pink, Wild Rose

Hot hot pink. These wild rose bushes on the way to our local playground, fill my heart with nostalgia every spring time. My grandmother used to love these flowers and I think she even made tea with them. Each time I see them and smell their beautiful scent, I think of her.

Wild Hot Pink Rose I - Floral Photography

Wild Hot Pink Rose I

Wild Hot Pink Rose II - Floral Photography

Wild Hot Pink Rose II

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Red Rose

Nothing says beautiful like a perfect, red rose.

Red Rose I - Floral Photography

Red Rose I

Red Rose II - Floral Photography

Red Rose II

Red Rose III - Floral Photography

Red Rose III

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Aldergrove Zoo, Part 4 – Pink Flowers

Such amazing pinks! When in full bloom, these resemble a wild rose-bush, but the buds are quite different from the wild roses I’m familiar with. Do you know what these are?

Bright Pink With Textures - Floral Photography

Bright Pink With Textures

Bright Pink Buds - Floral Photography

Bright Pink Buds

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Clematis And A Honey Bee

Huge pinky purple clematis blooms. These beautiful flowers are major honey bee attractors. The only problem when capturing these was that the bees were so busy moving from one flower to the next that I could barely get any decent shots. But, I will keep trying as the summer commences, and I have a feeling I’ll get a few great ones to post very, very soon.

Busy Bee - Photography

Busy Bee

Clematis - Photography

Clematis

Clematis In The Shade

Clematis In The Shade

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Impasto Sunflowers, Oil Paintings

Though, some of you have already seen these two paintings, I originally posted them right when I started this blog and therefore they received little to no audience. The first one, Fiery Sunflower, is my personal favourite. Now that I have a wonderful audience which (I’m very grateful) is growing every day, I felt compelled to bring this piece up again.

Fiery Sunflower was the first of my paintings that ever sold as a print and it was my first attempt at palette knife painting. I love this technique. For me, it proves to be a very enjoyable and somewhat liberating experience. I love the way the palette knife allows for thick texture. It seems to bring the image to life somehow, don’t you think?

The second, Cool Sunflower On A Sunny Day, was just to see if I could recreate the same effect using opposite colours, complementing the first. Love the bright colour in this one.

Fiery Sunflower - Impressionist Oil Painting

Fiery Sunflower

Cool Sunflower On A Sunny Day - Impressionist Oil Painting

Cool Sunflower On A Sunny Day

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