These first three photos were taken on the same night. The sky above was that amazing shade of cerulean. No touch-up required. When I zoomed in, the clouds below showed as white, so I did pull out the pinks in Photoshop. This one needs to be painted.
I was in town when I noticed the clouds turning pink. I pulled into a park area and waited for a good shot. If you look closely, you can see the last bit of sun on the top of the hills. I had to remove two light poles from the sky. I was in front of a ballpark.
I am finally finishing these two pieces. I started them, months ago I think. I collaged sheet music, colorful paper, leaf skeletons, and stamping. Then I lost my way, had NO idea where to go next. So they sat. Like that. Last night I outlined the shapes and concealed the background with a layer of thinned paint. I want some of the details to remain visible.
“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love;
it will all come back to you in abundance.
This is the law of nature.”
“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways,
and they’re still beautiful.”