I’ve been distracted, changed course and I am experimenting. I am working on 3 new paintings. Here is Graces WIP 30×40 acrylic on canvas. The top image is the beginning and bottom image is current.
I was so impressed with this idea – it is splendid – check it out.
The egg-shaped ecocapsule portable house allows the traveller to camp in extreme corners of the world, with the luxury of a hotel room.
This compact home measures 4.5meters (length) 2.4 meters (width) and 2.5 meters (height). It weighs about 1500 kg, and includes a bed, toilet, shower, plus a kitchenett to prepare your hot meals.
The eco capsule doesn’t require an external power source, but relies entirely on a built-in wind turbine and solar panels for energy, with a high capacity battery ensuring sufficient stored energy for times of decreased sunlight and minimal wind activity. It also collects and filters rainwater and dew for drinking and showering.
This reminds me of my subway photos – not quite there and yet very strong colours.
Last week I had that shoot with a girl and fancy old car. And there are many photographs yet to edit, but this one was love at first sight. This is me. If I should define my style, or one of my styles or dreams what would be my style in the future at photography, this picture would be it. I think this can tell many different stories to different viewers.
I cannot thank that girl enough…Just so happy that I got to do her first portrait session ever. And hopefully we will meet again!
I hope you all have had great week, and awesome weekend ahead. I will be working, but that is awesome for me!
So elegant – love these photos.
December 18, 2014…Day 510
The long lines and subtle curves in the model’s posture makes this picture (for me anyway).
One light was used, it was placed to the right of the frame and a little in front of the model. The light was placed so the model would illuminated from one side while the rest of her body would in shadow.
This is a digital image processed in Lightroom. The contrast and exposure were adjusted and the image was rendered to a monochrome via a Lightroom Preset. The image was cropped slightly.
I’ve been asked if my images are for sale, most are, please ask.
Seeking gallery representation.
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A reminder not to get lost – on the journey
With a new set of pencils 4H to 6B and some new drawing paper, I was happy to get back into drawing a more complicated image. I had this photo image from Paint My Photo of these adorable cats and I started my drawing from a sketch, working off of the computer. I moved away and expanded the image on my own until I needed another image for the empty table. I found a Grecian Urn in another photo.
It has been a lot of fun working up the dark areas and trying not to use lines to define shapes. A major issue: the fixative made the black areas seem grey. I ended up scraping off as much of the fixative as I could. It seems to have coarsened the overall effect. It is something I will have to think on for the next one. Perhaps a lighter touch.
Won a Spot in the Acrylic Works 2: Radical Breakthroughs Publication offered by Artists Network. The piece I submitted was Snow Dog – a painting I did in palette knife, from a photo. I was quite pleased with this painting and wanted to see if it would get some recognition.
Lovely photo images – inspirational – movement and form are very interesting.
This is a place I’ve been wanting to photograph for a while but I’m usually here with a bike and my mountain biking ‘ability’ is not really compatible with safely transporting a camera and riding over rocky terrain. On the weekend I decided to walk the trails instead but the sky was a heavy grey and the light seemed uninspiring for making images.
This Canadian Shield landscape is always beguiling to be in, though, with its lichen-covered granite undulating gracefully between ponds and wooded areas. The images that I liked the best (and have posted here) turned out to be double and triple exposures.
The landscape is still mostly a profusion of lovely browns but if you put your ear to the ground you can hear that the earth’s heartbeat has quickened.
[A series of in-camera multiple exposures]
© Karen McRae, 2014