Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Origami ~ Fractal Abstract.

Staying with my love of reflections but this time in Diamond shapes, adding some depth. This one reminds me a bit of Origami.

Pintail Duck WIP~2

Have added more color to the head and beak of the Pintail Duck.

More layers of color added to the beak and I am now getting down to thousands of stripes on the Ducks body. Right now I am doing the first inking and once I am done with the whole body, I will go back and add more definition and depth.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ribbons of Light ~ Abstract

Here is my latest Digital Fractal Abstract, I used AD using my own Algorithms.. I decide to make some Ribbons with a shaft of light, a tangle of swirling motion.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pintail Duck WIP~1

My view from my Art desk.
Working on the ducks head, adding more ink and some color, making sure to put my Brush & Ink strokes in the direction the feathers lay. First layer of color added to the beak.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pintail Duck WIP~

This is one of my Duck photographs and it is of a Pintail duck. This painting will be my more traditional Pen & Ink with watercolor pencil wash.

Took me a few days to roughly pencil it in.

Find that it is better to put the Ink down first, then add the color. Tip: Ink goes on easier straight to the paper, so you should do that first if you can.

You can also see areas that I just started adding color, like I would with Traditional water color, working from light to dark.

I must subconsciously like stripes... was trying to get away from Cat fur stripes but instead... I am painting Duck feather stripes. LOL And this Duck as thousands of them.

Here you can see how I am rough inking in the Ducks head. These are the first layers of feathers. I will be doing 4 to 6 layers of ink on the head alone.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Paragon ~ Fractal Abstract

Was starting to do my reflections in my abstract digital painting but instead of doing just circles, I decided to try adding some Diamonds and this is the result I ended up with. Is created with AD3, with my algorithms.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Photos of Spring ~

Took a walk in my woods yesterday and came across a little tree frog. I love the play between the bright green frog sitting on a blackberry vine, against the dullness of last years leaves on the Forest floor.
My Katsura Japanese maple is just starting to leaf out.

Daffodils just started to bloom finally, full month behind the folks in the lowlands.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spinning up the first ply of Coopworth

This Coopworth comes from a Shepherdess in Mid/Eastern WA area. It is very fine and soft compared to the other Coopworth fleece I have dealt with. The photograph shows the first ply being spun up and the Roving next to it. Color is soft silvery tone. This will end up being a 2 ply yarn.

Dancing Hummingbirds~

The hummingbirds finally let me get close enough to take some photos. Enjoy!