Moonlight on the Sisters
Arches National Park is a favorite place of mine. The moonlight just made the sandstone “Sisters” more fabulous than usual!
Visiting the Visitors
I’m sure I’ve walked by many Desert Tortoises, camouflaged by the rocks, the ground and the vegetation. However, I was able to both photograph and video this grand old soul.
Lost Starr Art
This giraffe was curious and came up close without being lured with treats.
Scratchboard allows artists to produce highly detailed work and appeals to those of us who love the use of line. I use clayboards covered with India Ink, scratching with a variety of sharp tools while also experimenting with a variety of odd things like cotton balls with alcohol. The medium is surprisingly forgiving since you can add ink and scratch again when you make a mistake. I like to use layers of transparent watercolor which again can be altered with more scratching.
Last of the Sunshine
The line of parked cars at a “T” intersection near Jackson,WY signaled MOOSE- one of their favorite relaxing spots. A big lens and patience got me the photo I used for this piece.
I was struck by the beautiful colors and the intricate fiber scaffolding of this decaying lotus leaves in a pond.
Looking for the Monsoon
Sweetie visited us for years. She liked treats, but also just likes hanging out- sitting on a large rock or on the fence watching over the neighborhood.