Tuesday, September 8, 2015

"ON THE LOOKOUT" Watercolor by M.A. Ross

"On the Lookout" Watercolor, decolorized
I recently developed an interest in ravens and crows. Perhaps
it is because autumn is fast approaching here. Fall is my favorite
season. It means cooler temperatures, fresh apples and apple cider,
beautiful foliage, and trips to the pumpkin patch.

Ravens are intriguing birds, and one of the smartest. Poe sort of
gave them a bad rap in his famous poem. Since studying them, I've
become rather enamored.

I cheated with this image. I painted the watercolor, then when I
was checking the values in my photo editor, I decided I like this
monochrome image the best. I might show the color painting later, and this one will also be listed as a print soon.
Meanwhile, I've had fun getting to know these giant intellects of the avian world. - Michele

"On the Lookout" - Watercolor on Strathmore cold pressed rag, then de-colorized in Photo Editor.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hello September!

Photo taken last Fall in our local Mountains, the Spring Mountains, NV
Well hello September my old friend. Its so nice to see you again.

for those of us in the Southwest, September heralds the promise of cooler temps and our best and most beautiful months of October and November. Time to get back outside after the long hot hibernation period of escaping the brutal heat.