Tag Archives: Whimsical Images

Wednesday, Oct. 13 2010 – Tickled Pink

OK! I know it’s just a flower. I simply couldn’t resist the contrast between the hot pink and the dark greens. I also wanted to create artificial depth by going fuzzy on the right of the painting and very sharp and detailed on the left.

Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink 699 x 466
Pretty in Pink Detail
Pretty in Pink Detail

Thursday Sept. 9 2010 – Flower grows in a root

This is one of my favourite images from Stanley Park in Vancouver. A small flower occupies a penthouse between the roots of a gigantic fallen trunk.

The Flower that lived in a Root
Flower lives in a Root 467 x 700
The Flower that lived in a Root Detail
The Flower that lived in a Root Detail

Friday Aug. 20 2010 – Phoenix Rising

Another one of my “Nature Overcomes Man” images. Stumps grow shoots and start over. Wonderful visual of life overcoming cement. I hope you like it.

Phoenix Rising 600 x 400
Phoenix Rising 600 x 400

 

Phoenix Rising Detail
Phoenix Rising Detail

Monday Aug 16 2010 – Roots Universe

I’m fascinated by the unseen, the places and spots we go by without a thought that contain full Universes if you only stop and look – or stop and listen?.

This roots network was at the foot of a tree in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. I’m simply amplifying through color (and strokes) what is always there for the observer to see. I never tire of looking at this type of visual.

It isn’t as impressive as a sunset or some great garden somewhere, but, in its own granularity, it is just as rich and deep as any vista. I hope you like it. As usual, thumbnail accesses a 600 x 400 jpeg.

Roots 600 x 400
Roots network 600 x 400
Roots Detail
Roots Detail

Monday, Aug 2 2010 image – Pipe Dream

This one’s definitely whimsical, or just outlandish, depending on your point of view. I’m always struck by the way nature claims its own over anything man-made. In this particular case, I thought the fresh green leaves felt like the rusted pipes dream, or thoughts. The wondrous tentacles of life find purchase on the most barren and urban spots. As usual, click on the thumbnail below to access a 600 by 400 pixels jpeg. Thanks.

Pipe Dream 600 x 400
Pipe Dream 600 x 400