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One of many projects I have been working on this week is to use my photo, bird in a winter tree, to create a series of products on Zazzle.com
A bird ( perhaps a robin?) perches on a snow covered apple tree limb surveying the frozen apples hanging like ornaments on a Christmas tree in the December snowstorm.

bird in a winter tree photocard
Add your own personal photo and this custom card is great as is, or change the greeting, add your own message, or change the frame color.
bird in a winter tree tie
I love the  pattern that the branches make in this necktie, almost like a cubist painting in effect…
bird in a winter tree by dlmtleArt
Design neckties at zazzle.com
bird in a winter tree stationery
This stationery can be paired with your choice matching stamps, stickers, post cards, and note cards to make an attractive gift set.
bird in a winter tree stamp
bird in a winter tree by dlmtleArt
Create customized stamps with Zazzle
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This stationery features an inset of the painting Spring Apple, acrylic on canvas, by Dawna Morton, 5×5″, 2008.

A red  apple and sprig of white apple blossoms on a green and purple background is painted in an impressionistic style and lit up with  a splash of vibrant sunlight.

This would be a fun stationery for a teacher, educator, or a health professional.

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birdhouse in the snow print
A rustic little snow covered wooden birdhouse hangs from a snow covered limb of a barren apple tree in tront of a snow covered forest in Rainier, Oregon on a cold December morning.
bird in a winter tree print

A bird ( perhaps a robin?) perches on a snow covered apple tree limb surveying the frozen apples hanging like ornaments on a Christmas tree in the December snowstorm.

Bird in a winter tree #2 print

A bird,  possibly an american robin,  perches on a snow covered apple tree snacking on frozen apples during December. Hanging from the tree like golden Christmas ornaments, the apples seem to frame the bird like a bowl or scoop.

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Autumn Sun Rays #5 print

Autumn sun rays stream through golden leaves glowing in a translucent blaze of light contrasted with the shadowy depths of the forest beyond.

Autumn Sun Rays #6 print

The suns rays light up a a maple leaf, highlighting it in a blaze of glorious translucence and making it stand out in high contrast from the dark and shadowy forest background.

Autumn Sun Rays #7 print

A cascade of translucent fall foliage contrasted against a dark backdrop of forest shadows beyond in beautiful Rainier, Oregon.

Autumn Sun Rays #8 print

Autumn sun rays turn the fall foliage into a golden array of translucence against a green forest background in Rainier, Oregon.

Autumn Sun rays #9, raindrops on apple print

Drops of rain drip off a solitary braeburn apple hanging down from the apple tree in sharp focus against a background of softly blurred fall foliage and shining drops of rain glistening in the sun as they appear suspended in the air on their downward journey from the sky.

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Last night I went to a really great women’s meeting at my church. It was to celebrate the birthday of Relief Society which was organized in 1842.

One of the activities was to paint a 5×5 canvas. The teacher had prepared a demonstration on how to paint a lemon with “When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade”on it. Some of us decided to paint something else. Since one of the ladies asked me how to paint an apple, I decided I would paint one too and try to talk her through it. I don’t think I do a good job of explaining and painting at the same time because she gave up and went to a different activity.

Anyway I think It turned out pretty well so I thought I’d post it here. The canvas was already primed, so I started out with a coat of purple paint. Purple is one of my favorite colors, and I also thought it would complement the apple’s red color nicely. Next I added a red apple shape and began adding the highlights and shadows. It needed to dry for awhile before I could go any further with the apple so I laid in the green foreground–being careful to let some of the purple underpainting show through.

Next I added the white apple blossoms and put in a little light yellow highlights and some purple shadows.Adding the branch and apple stem next. It was to wet to do any fine tuning on the blossoms, So I went back to work on the apple deepening the shadows and brightening some of the highlights. Adding the shadows beneath the apple and blossoms was next, using a mixture of purple and a touch of black. Normally I would just use a bluer shade of purple but I did not have a dark enough blue available for that. Then It was time to dry brush the final highlights and shadows on the apple and retouch the blossoms. The background needed a bit more life and brightened up a bit. Adding a light behind the apple and fading it out really made the apple “pop.” At first I put too much yellow in it, so I lifted it out with a damp napkin and reapplied a lighter shade, and then dabbed it again to create a slightly mottled effect. Before signing it I added a few touches of red around the edges and softened it with the napkin as well.

I did get frustrated with it at times because acrylic is not a medium I use frequently and I also did not have my good brushes with me. working with larger brushes is a good learning experience though. It is a good idea to try new things an push outside of our comfort zones. You might just like the results ( when frustrated I find it helpful to get up and walk around the room and come back to it a few minutes later with fresh eyes.) I think I’ll try this exercise again . It’s fairly inexpensive since canvases this size can be found in the dollar section at Michael’s 🙂

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