Thursday, April 30, 2009

Anole, Second Draft

The artist and the photographer seek the mysteries and the adventure of experience in nature. (Ansel Adams)

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I would like to thank Ron Dubin of His original photo inspired me to paint again (with his permission). The original picture is here . I love the way the anole is "camoflauged" in the leaves and the subtle color variations in his picture. When I saw it I knew I wanted to paint it.

I took creative license and added/subtracted a few things from the original, as you can probably tell. This is the second draft. The first draft my five year old decided to embelish with an ink pen! (Picture Below). Its a good thing it WAS only a "first draft" and I wasn't thrilled with the colors. For the second draft I changed the foliage a bit, and added a tail. I also amped up the colors and tried new things with the scales. I'm still not satisfied, so, look forward to the third draft!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Its a beautiful Friday and I'm off from work...finally! I have a million and one things to do today...but wanted to post as well.

This is a picture from spring break. We took some friends to Brevard Zoo for the day and the kids got their faces painted. Carina's is a butterfly. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


One of my favorite pelican shots...taken at Cocoa Beach Pier. He was just hanging out waiting for a hand out. He turned his back on us when he realized we weren't fishing.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Feather boa anyone?

An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them. ~Andy Warhol

To Be a Flamingo...

Oh to be a flamingo....
All dressed up in ruffled pink lingerie
Brevard Zoo April 2009
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