Monday, May 17, 2010

When I was in San Diego a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to wander about Balboa Park and the San Diego Botanical Gardens (formerly called Quail Botanical Gardens), just me and my camera. I was in a photographer's/plant lover's heaven in both places. I'll link to the photos I put up of the botanical gardens on my every day blog at the end of this post but I wanted to share these particular images here because they just scream at me to recreate them in other mediums. First thought was to work with them in fabric. Paint. Even collage would be fun. I'm hoping to carve out some time to play with them, maybe I'll even have a series based on waterlilies. Hmmm, why does that sound familiar......?

I'll just let you browse through some of my favorites.


























Moving from circles to straight lines, here's some lovely shadow images I'd also like to use as a starting point.












And now for something completely different -



Eyeball trees! At least, that's what they look like to me. I had the very disconcerting feeling that they were staring at me while I was staring at them.

For more amazing plants and garden scenes - check out some more photos I took at the San Diego Botanical Gardens on Beach Treasure.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Photos 3,4 and 5- what a series of art quilts those would make!

kay ellen said...

I love all the lilly pads:)

so pretty!!

kayellen

Dina's Days said...

Wow beautiful pictures. I love the straight lines!

The Painting Queen said...

What a wonderful eye you have! Or should I say eyes! I enjoyed your sculpture posts as well. Thank you so much for becoming a follower of my bloggie blog. I am following you too, because it's looks as though we have much in common!

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Leeanna said...

Beautiful!!

Griselda said...

Great art...wonderful photos, I can just sit here and contemplate.

Paula K. Cravens said...

These are wonderful images. Merry Christmas!