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Michael at the Waterpump

Michael at the Waterpump by Dawna Morton

Water soluble oils on gessoed paper, 11 1/16″ x 15 1/16″, 2001. Intellectual property of Dawna Morton. All rights reserved. Do not copy in any form.

At a scenic campsite in the forested hills surrounding Oakridge, Oregon, a child and his mother discover the joy of an old-fashioned red water pump after feasting on huckleberries. Poised in mid-stroke of the pump the mother’s figure is bathed half in sunlight and half in dappled shadow with a sense of continuing motion. As the crystal clear mountain water cascades from the spout Michael washed the huckleberry stains from his tiny fingers in joy and wonderment. Surrounding this nostalgic scene is a array of pacific northwest foliage and trees rendered in impressionistic strokes.

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now updated for 2011 (and since it is customizable it can be printed for any year you would like):

Customizable calendar featuring gorgeous close up photography of stargazer lilies. Dramatic lighting and dark softly focused backgrounds make these beautiful flowers make a bold yet gracefully elegant statement. Change it for any year that you want, and it’s also available in several different sizes.

stargazer lilies #19 print

January:

A bit of lens flare and a soft focus lend an ethereal effect to this photo of a bouquet of pink and white speckled stargazer lilies shining radiantly in the afternoon sunlight.

February:

Delicate and glowing in the sunlight, this macro photo of a pink and white speckled stargazer lily is extravagantly beautiful.

Stargazer Lilies #20 print


March:

Stargazer Lilies #20 by dlmtleArt Browse the poster Designs at Zazzle.com

A bouquet of stargazer lilies glows in the afternoon sun, with translucent petals and leaves, while the  background disappears into the shadows in this softly focused photograph.

Details of this gorgeous flower are in sharp focus as the soft background lets this dramatic flower bask in the limelight of this elegant picture.

April:

Close up photo of a pink and white speckled stargazer lily glowing in the sun, with several other softly

stargazer lilies #17 print

focused ones beyond, set off by a dark warm toned background.

May:

Photo of an arrangement of pink and white stargazer lilies glowing radiantly in the sunlight. the soft focus and dark background make one flower stand out dramatically above the rest.

June:

stargazer lilies #16 printstargazer lilies #16 by dlmtleArt

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stargazer lilies #15 printMacro photograph of a pink and white stargazer lily on a black background. The stamen and pistol of this gorgeous flower rise upward as the petals unfurl in the radiant sunlight.

July:

stargazer lilies #15 by dlmtleArt

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Close up photo of a pink and white speckled stargazer lily on a black background. One large blossom basks in the glowing sunlight while another bloom hides subdued in the shadows beyond like an echo or a reflection.

August:

stargazer lilies #1 print
The soft focus in this photo of a vase of pink and white speckled stargazer lilies glowing brilliantly in the afternoon sun conveys a feeling of old-fashioned romance and memories full of love and joy. August’s page only contains the upper part of the photo.

September:

stargazer lilies #1 by dlmtleArt.

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stargazer lilies #5 printA clear glass vase of stargazer lilies on a light blond kitchen table. One pink and white speckled lily faces forward in sharp focus while the other blossoms recede softly into the muted background. September’s page has a soft dusty blue background on both sides of the photo.

october:

stargazer lilies #31 print

A softly focused photo of a bouquet of stargazer lilies and purple irises arranged in front of a dark mahogany piano. two large pink and white speckled stargazer lilies form a diagonal arrangement in front of a softened background of purple irises fanned out across the back of an upright grand piano. October’s page contains only the top portion of this photo.

November:

stargazer lilies #31 by dlmtleArt Browse other posters On Zazzle

Softly focused photograph of a vase of pink and white speckled stargazer lilies glowing gloriously radiant in the afternoon sun. These beautiful blooms stand out gorgeously against the dark background. November’s page contains only the top portion of this photo.

stargazer lilies #23, print

December:

Focused black and white photo of an arrangement of pink and white speckled stargazer lilies. One unopened bud stands tall above the rest which bloom radiantly in an ethereal glow of afternoon sunlight. December’s page contain’s the lower portion of this photo.

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Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 by Dawna Morton

Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 by Dawna Morton

Looking from Rainier, Oregon across the Columbia river towards Washington is a spectacular view of bright sunlight shining on a layer of dark, moody clouds above a layer of golden morning sky. Beyond the silhouettes of evergreens and small town buildings, the Columbia river shimmers with an amber glow of reflected sunrise as the far bank is obscured in a dark morning mist.

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Sunrise over the Columbia River #2 by Dawna Morton

Nestled among the forest silhouettes, the masonic lodge and a church steeple stand in subdued silence as the golden sunrise lights up the cloudy Oregon sky above the Columbia river.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #3 by Dawna Morton

Brilliantly the sun shines from behind darkened clouds in an early morning sky as it rises over the Columbia River. The Masonic Lodge and a church steeple nestle sleepily among the Oregon forest in Rainier, as the river flows shining in the golden sunlight toward the pacific ocean, and the opposite shore of Kelso and Longview, Washington is obscured in a hazy mist.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #4 by Dawna Morton

The Columbia River shines radiantly in the sunrise as it flows tranquilly towards the pacific ocean bordered by dark silhouettes of evergreen trees standing like sentinels on the Oregon shore and mist shrouded mountains beyond in Washington.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #5 by Dawna Morton

As the sun rises over the Columbia river, a masonic lodge and church steeple rise above the forest of the surrounding hills in Rainier, Oregon. Silvery gray and luminescent white in the early morning light, the clouds blanket the pacific northwest sky.

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The other morning when the sun was shining blindingly through the shades as the sun rose, I peeked out the window at the sunrise and ran for my camera, taking these photos right through the window screen. This left a cross hatch pattern on the photos, and in retrospect I think it would have been better to remove the screen first because it was not possible to edit it out. In a few of them it gives the slight impression of rain though and I like that. I did have to edit out some large and rather unsightly power lines. when my pc crashed recently I was not able to reinstall one of the photo editing programs I used to use (photoimpression5) because the disk had warped. Although I use picassa  for such features at their retouch and some of the effects such as sharpen and soft focus, it does not have a “smudge” feature–which is one of the things I usually used photoimpression5 for. Luckily on Zazzle’s blog they had recently done an article on inexpensive, or free,  alternatives to Adobe’s Photoshop–which I don’t have because it is prohibitively expensive at the moment.  One of the program’s they recommended was Paint.net, so I decided to give it a try. At first I was disappointed because I did not see a smudge feature, but then noticed there are a variety of patches that can be added. One of them included a smudge feature and so far I am very happy with it. On areas like the clouds, the  retouch feature on picassa is pretty good at removing the power lines, but at the edges or near the trees and buildings smudge is essential to remove the dark color of the power lines before using  retouch to smooth things out and in some cases to replace the crosshatch pattern of the screen to make it match the rest of the photo. Then in some of them I liked the soft focus effect to soften out the screen pattern a bit. All in all they are lovely photos.

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Oakridge Reservoir #1

Oakridge Reservoir #1 by Dawna Morton

Watercolor on Fabriano Uno 140 lb cold press paper, 7 1/2″ x 11″, 2001. A tangle of tree roots protrudes upward from the fallen tree and juts out towards the glassy water of Oakridge Reservoir. As the water begins to get deeper, algae and tree stumps seem to float, casting their suspended reflections. The peaceful water mirrors the distant shore of Oregon trees and mountains.

One in a series of four painting based on some photos I took while camping in Oakridge, Oregon, this beautiful watercolor painting features pale blue mountain ranges in an early morning sky reflected int the deep, tranquil blue water of Oakridge Reservoir, circling around through greener forested hills closer to the shore, a grouping of 2 stumps and a fallen log sticking out of the shallower water , and an uprooted tree jutting into the water from the unseen shore in the foreground.

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Images and content on this blog are the intellectual property of  Dawna Morton.
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Dawna’s art on FineArtAmerica

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Visit Dawna’s fan page and become a fan on facebook!

see Dawna’s art & photography with the poetry of Glennis Roper
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