This blog is in honor of my mother.
She taught me to see and to love color. Thanks, Mom!
Here's a much simpler image which accordingly looks much better at the appropriate size. I'm very fond of greens and golds together and I like the "sculpted" effect. These colors too are very Frances-like colors in my mind.
All of the photographs shown here are from the same photograph of a building viewed from the St. Johns River. It was a gorgeous sight in the afternoon sun. Do not underestimate the power of the things you see every day to take your breath away if you catch them at the critical moment. Glass buildings reflecting the sunset are a wondrous site.
This one has a sort of southwestern look and feel to me, like a blue clay bowl with a pattern of feathers in the bottom. The feathery look of the details in the center is much more prominent in the larger version I made, but I think still comes across here.
This next one has a glassier look. If you look closely, you can see the tower from the building in the foreground of the photograph. It was curiously prominent in many of the variations I made from this photograph.
The last image makes me think of embroidered fabric or perhaps batik. It's got a craftsy, homemade look to me.
Here's the original photograph. Please if for any reason you wish to use this thumbnail, WRITE to me for permission. Thanks!
This next image is one of the variations I made from a photograph of St Augustine Beach at dawn a few years ago.
If you use one of the two designs I made, please give me a link. If you'd like to use the thumbnail photo of the beach, please WRITE TO ME for permission. I'm providing it just to give you an idea of the source, but if someone really wanted to use it on their personal site, I'd probably say yes...but please ASK.
This image has a very 1960's Grateful Dead/"Summer of Love" feel, I think. It reminds me of those "Desiderata" posters that used to be everywhere. "Go quietly amid the crowds...for you are a child of the universe." Yes, people actually used to talk that way. Anyway, the image is very intricate; it was made from the photograph of a red tree against an extremely blue sky. I assume that the purple "aura" around the image came from some combination of the colors. It's a very freaky image actually---maybe a bit too like some alien life form or something you'd see under a microscope. Which still doesn't keep it from being very 1960's. Power to the people!