Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I had to share this photo, taken on one of the lowest tides of the year (minus 4). I think all the seastars in south Puget Sound have migrated to Vaughn Bay to "get it on". That orangey stuff on the top middle seastar is eggs. There are 4 different stars represented in this photo, clockwise; short spined, mottled and ochre stars, the lower middle is a leather star which is not common in the south sound, first one I've ever seen and quite spectacular.
I've been spending the last several days enjoying the spring low tides and volunteering with www.harborwildwatch.org We collect marine critters and interesting stuff from the beach to put into touch tanks for kids (and adults too) to get a closer look. It's a miraculous world out there. I didn't have time to paint but did capture some gorgeous photos to work with later. On this cloudy day at the beach image, I was experimenting with Gamblin's, Torrit Grey paint. Today it's bright sunshine, several perfect days in a row in fact. (We northwesterner's really know how to appreciate sunshine!)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
It's never more clear that only God can really make a rainbow than when you try to paint one! I tried anyway. It's no masterpiece, but by making the attempt I know that I have imprinted the scene, the sounds and the fresh spring day for ever! My end of the rainbow is in those woods on the right side, behind the barn and the pasture, by the way.