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Watercolor on Fabriano Uno 140 lb hot press 100% cotton paper, 7 1/2″ x 11″, 2001. Intellectual property of Dawna Morton. All rights reserved. Do not copy.

One in a series of four paintings based on some photos I took early in the morning while camping with my family in Oakridge, Oregon, this realistic watercolor draws the eye beyond the upended tree roots protruding from the shore of Oakridge Reservoir toward the mountain ranges and pale blue morning sky in the distance. A lone twig sticks up from the water, while algae and tree stumps seem to float  tranquilly and as the water deepens. Green and gold, the colors of the forest shimmer in the water as the cool blue Oregon mountains beckon as they glistening white shore in the distance.

This beautiful,small painting is artistically done on an acid free, smooth textured, 140 lb hot press 100% cotton paper made by Fabriano Uno. Many guests visiting my home have stared in amazement and asked, “is that a photograph?” because of how realistic it is.They are even more astounded when I tell them it’s a painting.

Although I painted this series  specifically with the intention to sell the original paintings, my family loves them so much I have been forbidden to ever sell them 🙂 For those who are interested in owning a copy I have archival quality  fine art prints available  for purchase at Imagekind.com, posters at Zazzle.com and matted prints at Redbubble.com

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Oakridge Reservoir #2 is also for sale on FineArtAmerica, Redbubble, and Zazzle

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Dragon Lily by Dawna MortonView Large

9 X 12″ chalk on paper, 2009, by Dawna Morton. All rights reserved.
Done entirely from memory  in the space of about an hour, without referencing a photo,  this large magenta colored flower sits on a moody background of expressive leaf shapes. In a limited palette of green and purple, with hints of magenta, the foliage fans out around this striking flower like a burst of living flames.

I don’t recall working with chalk before, I tried it out when I was at a friend’s house and borrowed hers.  It’s a lot like working with charcoal only a little less messy and in color 😉 I usually prefer working in watercolor, but actually like this dragon lily better than the watercolor one I did from memory earlier. this is more energetic and vibrant and the watercolor version is more calm and peaceful. I really like how evocative the impressionistic and slightly abstracted background of foliage turned out.

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Dragon Lily poster on zazzle by dlmtleArt
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Stargazer Lily in Pastel by Dawna Morton

Stargazer Lily in Pastel by Dawna Morton

Oil pastel on paper, 9 X 12″, by Dawna Morton, 2009.
Done entirely from memory without referencing a photo, this oil pastel drawing of a pink and white speckled stargazer lily on a brown background was completed in about an hour. the diagonal flow of this dynamic flower creates a vibrant energy.
I have been trying over the course of the past couple years to rely less on working directly from photographs in my artwork. Working directly from a photo help with the details, but sometimes that stifles my creativity and takes some of the fun out of it. I have only worked with oil pastel a small handful of times, but I did really enjoy the process of drawing,  filling in color and then smudging it with my fingers. Working entirely from memory is a bit tricky as far as remembering finer details–such as the three small yellow triangle-shaped petal that should have been in the center of the flower surrounding the pistol and stamen of the lily. The process took me about an hour in all, and I enjoyed both the process and the results.

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Stargazer Lily in Pastel also for sale as a poster on Zazzle

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The power went out, and like an idiot I neglected to unplug the computer. Wo is me when the power came back on it fried my pc! Hopefully it only fried the motherboard. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the hard drive is ok and that I will be able to retrieve all my photos. I’d been having trouble with my disk drive and had been unable to back things up recently. I had four months worth of photos I had not posted for sale yet as well as several years of digital family photos that are irreplaceable.

It is several months later and I am up and running again. We upgraded the hard drive, mother board, chip, memory, graphics card, a battery backup/surge protector and got one of those really nice flat screen high definition monitors and even a wireless mouse. I am so glad my husband knows how to fix computers and that we were able to find things on sale. We were able to salvage my photos from the old hard drive and I will be posting more soon 🙂

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