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Published photos

I have a number of photographs published in the new article in the Houston Chronicle Grey Matters Magazine: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/Significant-beauty-takes-time-6587484.php

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Article reprinted at : https://lnkd.in/b-K8iUA

Here are a few of the images they used.

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Garden Photos and an Update

I started actually painting the series I drew some time ago. I am doing them in oil, in the humidity, this could take some time to dry between painting sessions. Previous experience where I am has been incredibly slow. In the meantime I also made a mini rock garden in a bowl and began laying the lava rock for the pathways in our yard. What you see here however, is more images I took in Peckerwood Garden.

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Planning, Preparation, and Plants

Springtime is busy when you work in a garden but it is also a great time for Photographic experience. I have a series of paintings on panel canvases I have been planning. I photographed and sketched for a week or two and then I did the drawings for the 4 paintings. I have now done the base drawing on the canvases, although it did not photograph well.

I have also done many, many new photographs and a couple small pieces I have not photographed yet. We are having our Spring Open Days at work and I have been planning and organizing those events as well as the other work and that is also a creative project.

John Fairey, founder at Peckerwood Garden has a new project for me to work on with my photography that both shows the garden well and is helping me a lot.
John Fairey, founder at Peckerwood Garden has a new project for me to work on with my photography that both shows the garden well and is helping me a lot.
The invitation into another world or a dreamlike state is the current practice from John.
The invitation into another world or a dreamlike state is the current practice from John.
John has blended colors, shapes, lines, tones, lighting, smells, wind patters, and more to create this place that is amazing to photograph.
John has blended colors, shapes, lines, tones, lighting, smells, wind patters, and more to create this place that is amazing to photograph.
The framing of the vistas to draw you further than you can see really appeals to me.
The framing of the vistas to draw you further than you can see really appeals to me.
I really like long views through openings or pathways in the garden to a dreamland, many were years in growing into place.
I really like long views through openings or pathways in the garden to a dreamland, many were years in growing into place.
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The sudden spots of brilliance or an amazing shape of a rare plant or well placed plant is part of the charm of Peckerwood Garden.
We have some great blooms but they are not the focus here, they are a great way to practice focus and light and framing however.
We have some great blooms but they are not the focus here, they are a great way to practice focus and light and framing however.
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We have had quite a lot of visitors lately and they have offered a new range of photographic experience and a new view of Peckerwood Garden.
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This panel series of paintings is based on these concepts and on this garden as well as the images and styles from Buddhism.
He was very right in his comment the other day that I should work on capturing the dreamlike state in these framed vistas.
John was very right in his comment the other day that I should work on capturing the dreamlike state in these framed vistas.

Magnolia Abstract Impressionist

I have been again taking pictures but I have done a new painting, a new mixed media and have the base sketches done for the 4 panel painting set I am starting. I will need new paint to do those and a larger space than I have right this minute.

Mixed Media Magnolia
Mixed Media Magnolia
Tree in My yard beginning to bloom
Tree in My yard beginning to bloom

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Acrylic orchid in process
Acrylic orchid in process
From Peckerwood Garden
From Peckerwood Garden
Magnolia
Magnolia

Peckerwood Gardens in March

Well this week has given us about 1000 new photographs and a series of sketches and tests for a set of larger paintings I bought canvases for this weekend. I will come back and add plant names and comments on these after I ask someone from Peckerwood Garden where I work what the plant names are. The several varieties of magnolia, agave, and azalea were heavily featured in the most recent set of images.

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