photography

awakening

I have interpreted this week’s Photo Challenge: Awakening the best way I know how by sharing the joy of spending time in the studio last weekend with my beautiful, creative granddaughter who shows us all so perfectly how a box of paints, a few brushes, paper and a little water can awaken the artist in all of us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JerseyforHumboldt


 
Joining Canadians from across the country in the studio today wearing JerseysforHumboldt in support of all those families and friends who lost loved ones from the Humboldt Broncos in last week’s tragic accident. With deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to them all.

sunrise sunset

Rise/Set

“For this week’s photo challenge, explore the vibrant, hopeful colors of your favorite sunrise or sunset.”

Here are two of mine

Sunrise on the road to Vimy in northern France, 2012

Sunset over the Grand Canal in Venice, 2017

it needs no words at all

love…that is.

“What’s your favourite place near or far,” we are asked for this week’s Photo Challenge.

Not surprisingly here are two of mine.

 

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yardwork revisited

This week’s Photo Challenge asks us to “do some visual storytelling with your photography.”

In May 2016 I posted a story about how my yardwork became artwork. Since it fits so well with this week’s challenge I thought I would repurpose it for those who may not have seen it before. So…if your interest has been piqued open the photo and read on.

a palette in space

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.

a wall worth building

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.

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the new brooms sweep clean

Olympic Moment VII – 16.2.18

Congratulations to Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris,
Gold Medalists in first ever Olympic Curling Mixed Doubles. 🇨🇦

How sweet is that.

topsy turvey

 

Olympic Moment  I11.2.18