Friday, March 20, 2015

Large Gear Painting, original and vectorized




Original painting 25" x 20" 
Acrylic and India ink

In this original version, you can see the texture of 
the matboard coming through. 
I really enjoyed the texture of the ground.



Digitized painting
25" x 20"
I vectorized and smoothed the painting in Illustrator,
 and I really like these effects.

Inverted color version:  light blue, Mediterranean blue, pink and red with white silhouettes.  This is a nice color change-up for spring and summer seasons.


A grayscale version




Glowing edges:  Cogs & Gears



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Red-tailed Hawks & Great Blue Herons turning white

28 January 2007 photo by Young Cage

Our red-tailed hawks' plumage turns white in the winter.  You can especially tell the season when you see them flying with wings outstretched.


Copyright, John White, California Academy of Sciences


Our Great Blue Heron turns whiter in winter.

Belted Kingfishers

Belted Kingfisher. Photo: Alan Murphy/Audubon Photography Awards

These little guys love to visit our pond. Click on the lovely picture to read about these birds.