I am so thankful to be part of an incredible blog circle this month! The artists behind the group Share Six have honored me as the “Artist of the Month.” In addition to being selected with the winning image they asked me a few questions about work, which you may find here. The blog circle is centered on the theme ‘Monochrome’ and I am to share six (get it?!) of my favorite monochrome images.
My first image is dear to my heart. I adore parrot tulips. Tulips are wonderful but parrot tulips have captured my heart. Their ruffly edges and striated petals are stunning, and their colors are generally gorgeous. I say generally, because in this sad case, the colors of this particular flower were a funny yellow-orange. Completely underwhelming. But they were the only ones available at the florist and I was desperate to try my hand at a new technique. I loved the image but couldn’t get past the colors-until I tried it in black and white. Monochrome brings out details in a way not much else can. My favorite ruffles here steal the show, as well as the play of light and shadow. Additionally, this image my first image to ever be published in a print magazine! Just one year ago, it was featured in Sept/Oct issue of Click Magazine.
Down the Palace Steps
Say, Could That Lass Be I?
Seeing the Changing of the Guard in London for the very first time.
Crowning Glinda, a vintage edit in the style of the original film, The Wizard of Oz.
That’s six! Now please keep the circle going and head on over to the very talented Sharleen Stuart!