Sunday, January 12, 2014

Oregon Flower Gardens Landscape Transition #8, (Peony) Oil and Cold Wax

Sometimes no mater how hard I try I just can't seem to get the colors adjusted correctly in my photos of my art work.  I put my photos into Microsoft Digital Imaging, which has some color adjustment  ability but I still never get it quite right.  The red in the flower in this picture is way too intense. Seems like I am always complaining about something in my posts, so onto why I love flowers.

Several years ago a friend took me to the  Schreiner Iris Garden in Oregon. Nearby was a small Peony garden where I took several pictures of Peonies in there past glory.  To me the dying flowers were just as amazing as when they were in bloom.  It's almost as if they have turned themselves inside out to show the other side of the bloom.

In the spring the central valley of Oregon, the Willamette Valley is ablaze with what looks like stripes of colors side by side.  Glorious reds, yellows, oranges, purples, in the fall the blueberry bushes loose their leaves and the branches become another amazing color of red.  Artists paint these amazing fields of flowers and the paintings look so unreal, as if those solid vibrant colors couldn't really exist, but they do.  I am so grateful to live in such a beautiful state.
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