Out of This World
“Share a picture that takes us on a journey into the unknown.”
This week’s Photo Challenge asks us to…“share a photo that takes a familiar scene — a place you frequent, a face you know well, an activity you engage in regularly — and makes it look and feel like something out of this world.”
Those of you who follow thechangingpalette will know that a “place I frequent” as often as I can engaging in the activity of pushing paint around, is my studio where the palettes often take on a life of their own as I work.
After completing the recent series of paintings of the amazing athletes of the XXIII Winter Games I pinned them all on the studio wall, as you saw in a wall worth building, the post ending with a photo of my work table. Today’s photo is of the table’s colourful palette…
…which when manipulated with a little help from Photoshop Elements, replacing the white porcelain tile with black, creates a definite out of this world feeling. I hope you agree.
If you are suffering from Olympic Games withdrawal like me hopefully the Out of This World
poetry in motion of Olympic Gold Medalist Alina Zagitova will help.
wall of champions
Over the past two weeks, like you no doubt, I have been inspired by all of the amazing athletes of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games who, with their grace, artistry, strength, endurance and teamwork, have shown the world the true meaning of friendship, sportsmanship and peace.
As I painted each day my “wall of champions” grew higher and higher so that today, as the Games have concluded it has become my way of saying “thank you” to all of the remarkable athletes of the Games for thrilling us each and every day.
As those of you who follow my blog know two heroes of mine, and indeed all of Canada’s, are Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. I thought my few paintings of them fitted well with this week’s Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd
for whilst you cannot see their facial expressions in these simple water-colour and ink sketches, their emotions and connectedness are expressed in every move, every gesture and every glance.
Finally, I feel that I have also been an unseen face in the crowd since with every event that I watched both day and night I was there unseen, together with countless millions of others in Pyeongchang and around the world loving every glorious moment.
Olympic Moment XVI – 25.2.18
Thirteen year old Yang Tai-hwan rocks the closing ceremony of the 2018 Olympics shredding Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons; worthy of an honorary Gold Medal.
Olympic Moment XV – 25.2.18
Congratulations to Norway’s Marit Bjoergen on winning her 15th Gold Medal in the 30 K Cross Country skiing and becoming the most successful Olympic athlete of all time.
Olympic Moment XIV – 24.2.18
Simply sublime, Alina Zagitova, Olympic Golden Ladies Single Skating champion from Russia.
Olympic Moment XIII – 22.2.18
Congratulations to Canada’s Brady Leman, Gold Medal winner in Men’s Freestyle Ski Cross 🇨🇦
Olympic Moment XII – 21.2.18
No other words necessary except “Thank You” to Tessa and Scott for their sublime artistry and athleticism
Olympic Moment XI – 20.2.18
Congratulations to Canada’s Cassie Sharpe on her women’s Olympic halfpipe Gold Medal.
BC and Canada Proud. 🇨🇦
Olympic Moment X – 19.2.18
Congratulations to Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz of Team Canada, 2-man bobsleigh joint Gold Medal winners with Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis of Germany.