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I am interested in nature photography and photo art and travels
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Friday, March 20, 2020

A weird world art and virus

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A marsh or wetland tilted and manipulated in Photoshop.
A path I often walk when it is not too much water.

 A fantasy landscape in watercolor. A4 aquarelle paper

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone,  in watercolor. A4 aquarelle paper
Inspired by an image I have on a bag I bought in Yellowstone. 
© NF Photo 200320

I think I start to understand how watercolor works, when to use "wet on wet" or dry painting. Don´t really like that the paper has to dry every now and then, kind of disrupts the workflow. And I have to remember to finish with Fixative.

I hope all is fit and well. I am, kind of stubborn. They say 70+ shall remain indoors being cared for, but I need my exercise so I still walk the forest to see nature and animals. And, btw, I am the least ill person in my family. So, I will probably take care of the others so, lock myself up in my apartment, politicians can forget about that. But I don´t take unnecessary risks.

Stay well, there are at least 2 good things in all this. We can still meet online, and....space images show our world is cleaning up. What politics could not do about climate change, a tiny virus does.

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17 comments:

  1. How amazing by just turning that first forest photo slightly it changes it's whole dynamics, incredible! I could look at that all day long discovering little things within the reflections in the water. It's good to know you are keeping well Stay safe, strong & creative. Happy PPF Tracey x

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  2. Love the photo,very dramatic. Lovely watercolours.

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  3. The photo is lovely. Watercolors are exasperating but so beautiful too. Your paintings are lovely as well. Stay well.

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  4. I love your tilted photo, so interesting and lovely. I, as well, am 70+++ (lol) and I have not stopped my outdoor walking. Thankfully, I can do it without others around. I was not an internet/computer fan, now it feels necessary and is a good thing. Be safe in those woods, and stay well!

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  5. painted so beautiful!!!
    Greetings Elke

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  6. fabulous art Monica. That first one is a stunner!

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  7. Your forest photo is amazing! Love how you turned it for such a dramatic result! Lovely paintings, too!

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  8. The yellow pops in "Grand Prismatic Spring" luv it

    Have a safe healthy weekend

    Much🎨love

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  9. These are simply gorgeous. Yes, watercolor is a different medium and I have trouble with it. We are well here. Staying inside, not teaching classes and not inviting people over. We have a very large back yard so we are spending time there to get sunshine and fresh air. You be well and safe.

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  10. It can be frustrating for sure, waiting for areas of watercolor to dry, but I love the unexpected surprises you sometimes get! Happy PPF!

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  11. Hello Monica,
    the first picture is great art, a wonderful scenery.
    Have a nice Sunday and stay healthy,
    warm greetings moni

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  12. Hello, I love these scenes and artwork. The Grand Prismatic Spring brings back memories of my Yellowstone trip! The tilted marsh is a favorite too. Well done! Take care! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

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  13. Beautiful colors. I too saw a picture from China ..their first blue skies in years .

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