Lost in Space

I took a non-traditional watercolor class this spring semester and loved it. Part of our first week’s assignment was to sketch something — fruit or vegetable — from 12 different perspectives. These sketches served as weekly warm-up exercises using a different technique or color experiment each time.

By the final class, I wanted to do something completely different. Why not use grey, black and white?  And some leftover ultramarine to set off the color scheme.   Somehow the color choices made the onion pop against the background, reminding of a lost planet that might have been called Allium.

Chillin’ on the Hood

I love it when Martin goes abstract with his camera. He captured this the morning after a late, and I mean late, spring snow. The trees were in bloom, the flowers were up.  And down came the snow on the hood of this Corvette. The little seed casings froze and dropped. Not Nature’s most successful sequence of weather, but it did make for a great shot.

photo courtesy of Martin Darvick