Shadowness - BlueSolitaire http://shadowness.com I love/appreciate beautiful artworks and photography. Deep thinking, music, quiet time, taking nature photography, writing (have written a book), sing... en and now the left http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/and-now-the-left-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/and-now-the-left-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/424705/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Nuthatch stretching wings. He did the right first but it hid more of his head so this is the one I went with. He was RIGHT in front of me, grooming. He didn't seem to care. (they are usually quite tame birds). Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:39:20 -0400 Meet Mr. Hermit Thrush http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/meet-mr-hermit-thrush <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/meet-mr-hermit-thrush"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/423416/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Ironic that the "hermit" is approachable and curious, while the wood thrush is shy and allusive. This guy perched right over my head on a low branch. They were everywhere today. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:33:24 -0400 TY Holiday Teddy...In Reverse http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/ty-holiday-teddy--in-reverse <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/ty-holiday-teddy--in-reverse"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/420651/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Acrylic on acrylic paper. Wanted to reverse the colors on the 1998 Holiday Teddy by TY (Beanie Babies). Made the holly green, the leaves red. Trim and pompom of hat green instead of ted. Not bad. As the acrylics I used were El Cheapo brand and dried fast, I used a pallet knife to paint the background. This is my first (and probably LAST) use of acrylic paper, as sad to say, it buckled like WC paper. TY 1998 Holiday Teddy © TY Inc. 1997, 2014 Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:47:40 -0400 snowdrops in blue http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/snowdrops-in-blue <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/snowdrops-in-blue"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/420650/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Sometimes I just take one color and run with it. Call it laziness, call it a challenge...call it what you will. Never drew snowdrops before. I think these came out pretty good, considering. Prismacolor Premier and VeriThin pencils Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:45:02 -0400 Arabian Sunset http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/arabian-sunset <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/arabian-sunset"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/420593/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A badly-needed rehashing/revision of one of my original silhouette arts. Based directly on my acrylic painting I gave Mom back in 1983, with a few more touches. Re: using Corel Painter X on this: halfway through the black faded on me. I had to repaint it again. Anyone else using Painter have this "fading" happen to you? Any idea why? Help is appreciated. Thinking of redoing this as a moonrise in the future. Painted with my "new" Intuos 3. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:47:59 -0400 balloonists silhouette art redeux http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/balloonists-silhouette-art-redeux <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/balloonists-silhouette-art-redeux"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/418443/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Since I no longer do fanart, I gave Mickey Mouse the boot and replaced him with a dog. Recolored and added some foliage. And for some reason, the black "faded". I use Corel Painter X. Anyone else have "color fading" happen while using Painter? Anyway, the art is back. Sorry to those who faved the "Mickey" version. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:19:31 -0400 escape http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/escape-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/escape-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/410227/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />milkweed pods. not much else to say. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:56:23 -0500 ruby teardrop http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/ruby-teardrop-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/ruby-teardrop-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/410226/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />just a shot of a barberry. Nice DOF huh? Prints on other sites. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:55:03 -0500 accidental abstract in nature http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/accidental-abstract-in-nature <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/accidental-abstract-in-nature"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/404747/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />My autofocus on my camera didn't know what I wanted, so i got this. I was trying to get waterdrops in the swamp (it's really a vernal pool that is teeming with life for most of the summer). Nope. I do like this though...this almost looks like an abstract painting. This was accidental. I did bump up the contrast a little though. Otherwise this is the photo I ended up with. I made a black & white version and colored version (did that with PhotoShop...it's cool!) Mon, 20 Jan 2014 23:14:21 -0500 Blue Flax http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/blue-flax <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/blue-flax"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/391222/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Prints of this on DA and RedBubble. Photo taken at Fuller Gardens in North Hampson, New Hampshire. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:50:37 -0500