My latest art project has been completed!!
It started with an acrylic pour technique to establish the backdrop for the main character. The layers built from there using combinations of different mediums. A bit of digital adjusting thrown in at the end to add the finishing touch.
There is a silent army of backyard monarch enthusiasts. They create optimal conditions for monarchs and watch as hundred of monarchs fly away each year. A milkweed buffet is prepared and maintained. Watch is kept to deter predators, like wasps, from over harvesting.
Some general information about monarch butterflies
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Mother’s day gift chosen by recipient 🙂
A lot of people I know are musicians. People I grew up with, family, friends. When someone brings out an instrument, you know something good is going to happen. I have never seen anyone set strings on their lap and then start an argument. Maybe, Dueling Banjos.
I keep trying out new ways of adding texture and depth. This was a lot of fun to play with. I hope you can hear some music in it.
I went back through with my old trusty lens to have a little fun. Fewer birds were about, but the gators came out to play!
Click here if you missed part one.
Great Blue Heron
Watching the traffic
Lunch of Cattails
Common Moorhen “Marsh Hen”
Red Wing Blackbird
Snowy Egret with Glossy Ibis
baby traffic stop sign
baby white ibis?
Anhinga “snake bird”
Blue heron hunting
Sights that were very helpful in trying to ID some of the birds”
Online bird guide, bird ID help, life history, bird sounds from Cornell
I decided to revisit the same boat tour that I took in 2013
The location seemed different and the captain was different. At check in, I was informed that they had moved 3 years ago. I must not have looked too lost as 2 different people asked me for directions and specifics about the boat.
I am still trying to get used to the new lens. It is a lot less forgiving than what I was using. Just about everything on the roll was out of focus.
Limpkin mama and baby
Limpkin mama not happy about our boat
Green around the Egret eye because- time to mate!
Is the turtle on the right trying to fly?
Had time today to goof off a bit so I drove over to a popular state park with my new lens. I still have a lot to learn to get the most out of it but there is fun in the trying. There had been a controlled burn in the area so things looked, and smelled, a little different.
An acrylic pouring technique and modeling paste.
Art and politics have a long lasting relationship. Here is my go at it.