August 17, 2015

Photo Journal: Rod Iron Garden Gate

A beautiful garden gate found exploring Seaside, Oregon. (I wish I knew who created it but I couldn't find any information.) Here's a link to another beautiful garden gate in Seaside.

June 25, 2015

Photo Journal: Trees Around America

“Gentle Giants” Heritage Sycamores at Tlaquepaque: Arts and Crafts Village, Sedona Arizona. These beautiful trees were saved by people in Sedona from a road expansion project.

“Hanalei Coconut Tree” on the hilltop of the taro fields in HanaleiKauai. Haraguchi Farm is a 5th generation Taro farm seen below.

“Red Rock Tree”: Twisted juniper tree overlooking Cathedral and Courthouse Rock. Sedona, AZ. At a stop on Upper Red Rock Road Loop Drive in the early evening. The small twisted juniper is in the same visual key as the magnificent red rocks.

American Forests is having a tree photo contest. Here's a link if you would like to enter. Or see their flickr page to view all the beautiful trees.

June 19, 2015

Color Palette: Monet's Sense of Light

Color palette from Claude Monet's Painting: "Stacks of Wheat (End of Summer), Art Institute of Chicago. 

Color palette from Claude Monet's Painting: "Stacks of Wheat (Sunset, Snow Effect), Art Institute of Chicago. 

Monet was a master of light through color. Just by looking at the color palettes you can feel the change of seasons. (I grew up going on field trips to the Art Institute of Chicago where they have a collection of beautiful Impressionist paintings.) I've collected some other examples of Monet's paintings on a pinterest board. VIEW BOARD

What is your favorite Monet painting?