More progress on this 16 x 20 inch oil painting and this morning the birds have been added. In Tuesday's class, the art instructor suggested that I could change the background if I wanted to brighten up the mood. He pointed out a tinge of smokey blue that I had smudged on in various places as a possible alternative, but I love the reds with the yellows here too much to change it.
However, his suggestion gave me an ah hah! moment...blue would be the perfect color for the birds that are planned for this piece. So here you have it...in progress.
Speaking of blue...here are samples of photo edits again. I found a new photo app called Photoscape for $1 and I love the colors you can add. The photo above and below are the same picture with different hues. I almost expect to see elves tip-toeing out from behind the trees in the above and the one below looks more like Fall in real life. The original is bright and vibrant summer green.
I have been spending time outside in the yard. Weeding flowerbeds is an ongoing job and such a relaxing thing to do. I try to stretch while I'm working...you could call it Yard Work Yoga. That keeps me from getting too stiff. My camera is always near by of course.
These flowers are not from my yard. They are from the flower shop. That big sunflower just seemed to be singing out loud.
Sometimes when I take pictures, they come out pretty just the way they are so I leave them alone.
Especially when it comes to the sky. Often, it does not need a filter. It seems to have its own.
Have a beautiful weekend.