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Vernonia Lake is full of light and beauty. An Oregon rain splashes down–dancing on lily pads, yellow lily flowers and blue lake water in a synergy of energy, tranquility, and reflection.
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Last spring my son and I made a short stop at Vernonia lake. I had just gotten a zoom lens extender from my father-in-law, so while my son fished I tried it out on a great blue heron that was way out in the middle of the lake. It was a little tricky though since the extender does not have an auto focus or stabilizer and I did not have a tripod at that point–so the majority of the photos did not turn out well. One of the photos from that day that did turn out is the photo, taken without the extender, that I used in “Lily Pads In The Rain At Vernonia Lake” which was taken after it started to rain just before we left. I made it into a digital work of art by making the colors more vibrant, adding blue to the water and a textured layer of larger than life water splashes in the background. n addition, there is another layer of texture to add the effect of more rain droplets on the water and a neon layer to heighten the effect of water on the edges of the lily pads and the flowers.
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Butterfly at the Veil by Dawna Morton

Butterfly at the Veil, watercolor painting on gessoed canvas-board, by Dawna Morton, 2013.

I originally started this painting so I would have an entry for the local art associations art contest this summer, however life with 6 kids isn’t always conducive to having enough time to paint–and the kids come first 😉 I think I managed to get it done within about a month of the deadline. I had a photo of some ‘snow in summer’ flowers that I had taken through my front window as a photographic experiment after I got my new camera, and I loved the feel of the one this painting is based on –although the photo itself turned out a little blurry. I had a couple of small canvas boards a friend gave me for Christmas, and decided to use those to experiment with different media and effects for the background. Click here to see it as a work in progress, and to see some of the other background ideas I played with…

In order to quickly see how which background type looked best with the flowers, I printed out a copy of my reference photo and just cut them out of it so I could lay them over each of the canvases in turn. This worked extraordinarily well since the canvases weren’t much bigger than my printout. I ended up going with this purple watercolor because it more closely mimicked the feel I was looking for. with the deadline looming I decided to trace the paper cut out onto the canvas to save time. Hopefully nobody feels like that was cheating. I ten drew in the details and made some alterations–such as changing which direction the main blossom was facing. I also moved the flowers on this side of the window and suggested a curtain with light coming through it instead of a screen and the edge of the windowsill with the flowers outside. Then I added a butterfly to balance everything out and add some additions interest.

Everything was coming along nicely until the three-year-old got a hold of it. One of those moments where the house was suspiciously quiet for entirely too long prompted me to figure out what she was up to. She had managed to get herself into the art room and nabbed the paints and was happily painting away in a bold red. Thankfully She had laid a few pieces of paper across the top first–which caught the worst of it; however, there was still the problem of bright red splotches on a very simple all purple palette.

Luckily the red lifted off of the gessoed surface beautifully, and I did not have to go with plan b — adding a bunch of red flowers to the right hand corner.

As I was working on the composition and painting a symbolic meaning to everything came into play. The three sections of curtain across the window is a sort of representation of God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost–united yet separate and distinct at the same time as they are one. Then there is the light coming through the curtain –which represents  inspiration, revelation and those moments when we feel that heaven is near. Truly the veil is thin sometimes. This is also a reference to the temple and going there for additional revelation, inspiration, peace and to be spiritual uplifted. The butterfly is a representation of being visited by the Holy Ghost, which was inspired by an article I read to my children many years ago in the Friend magazine about how being reverent is like sitting quiet and still so you can catch a butterfly, or feel the Holy Ghost. The flowers are a representation of each of us, as we grow and blossom in readiness to hear, inspiration is more frequent and clear, and easier to understand– and in turn spiritual light nourishes us so we can grow and blossom. And of course: God is the source of all light (revelation inspiration, and so on) and we are completely dependent on them. The overall feel and tranquility in this painting is symbolic of how we feel when we commune with God and the peace and comfort He sends us through the Holy Ghost.

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One of the  things I really enjoy about going to Trojan pond are all the old-fashioned roses along the paths and under the edges of the forest. Here are some photos of them Io took during early July of last year.

Old fashioned pink rose, near Trojan pond, Oregon by Dawna Morton
Old fashioned pink rose, near Trojan pond, Oregon by Dawna Morton

old-fashioned roses by Fox Creek, Columbia River 13 by Dawna Morton ~see it framed
An old-fashioned pink rose at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon, basks in the summer sunlight in front of an elegant, dark, and soft background.

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Old fashioned pink rose, near Trojan pond, Oregon by Dawna Morton

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An old-fashioned pink rose at Trojan pond, near Goble, Oregon, reaches toward the summer sunlight in front of an elegant, dark, and soft background.

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glowing old fashioned rose elegance by Dawna Morton glowing old-fashioned rose elegance by Dawna Morton glowing old fashioned rose elegance by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

This old-fashioned pink rose, with it’s glowing, golden center, stands out from a dark and shadowy background. The texture overlayed throughout this photo creates a combined effect of sparkling sunlight and an aged elegant vintage feel.

The textures and editing really make this photo pop. I love the color and glow, and it was really fun to do.

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delicate pink old fashioned rose by Dawna Morton
delicate pink old-fashioned rose by Dawna Morton

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In this work of digital art, a delicate pink old-fashioned rose glows with in inner light surrounded by a textured night-blue background full of an air of magic and mystery.

Here is another case where texture and photo editing really make the difference, creating a lovely ambiance.

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Old fashioned pink rose, purple texture by Dawna Morton Old fashioned pink rose, purple texture by Dawna Morton Old fashioned pink rose, purple texture by Dawna Morton~see it framed

A purple tinted photo of an old-fashioned pink rose, textured and elegant, and glowing with sunlight.

I really love what texture can do to a photo, don’t you?

For those of you who are interested, my process in editing these often involves over 20 layers and blending modes to get the desired effect, but it is well worth the time and effort…

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Finally getting around to posting again after being in a bit of a blue funk for the past several months. I think I just got burnt out over the holidays trying to do too much and hyper focusing on posting holiday items on Zazzle. Blogging was just one more thing on my already too long to-do list, and it felt futile and pointless there for a while.

About a month ago I was feeling a little down and decided to do some photo manipulation for a bit of a pick-me-up. This one turned out so well I just had to share it:

These lovely red lilies were photographed back in July while out on a walk. I spotted them growing in front of a shed at the edge of somebody’s yard. I Love the interesting color and texture that created behind the lilies. The lady that lives there grows a plethora of gorgeous flowers. Some day when I am feeling brave I may ask for a tour and permission to photograph more extensively. (I NEVER set foot on someone’s property to get a picture without asking.)

For those of you who are interested in the nitty-gritty of how I attained the lovely effects in this photo:

In addition to playing with the lighting, contrast, and focus, there are several layers of texture photos such as: macro shots of the inside of my wok –where the Teflon has started flaking off– and some of a finger painting session my toddler did in sour cream on the sliding glass doors. The finishing touch –which occurred to me as I was laying in bed, falling asleep and mulling over what was missing to pull it all together–was to add a purplish-blue tint to each corner using semi-transparent gradients.

red lilies by Dawna Morton
red lilies by Dawna Morton
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In this elegant digital photo of some red lilies glowing in the summer sunlight, tinting and textures, combined with warm glints of golden color, create splashes of energy, ebb and flow, and an aura of magic shimmering with romance.

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On another walk during the beginning of July, I spotted these stunning little clover with their magnificent red leaves growing at the edge of a parking lot near the sidewalk. I’m pretty sure they are a hare’s foot trefoil, although they are really different from the fairly drab one’s I photographed later in the season a summer or two ago, because they still have the characteristic rabbit’s foot shaped blossoms.
hares foot trefoil, red leaves by Dawna Morton


hares foot trefoil, red leaves by Dawna Morton
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Photo of hare’s foot trefoil with red leaves in front of a dark background.

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Here is another photo I took of another sprig of clover in the same location that day. Notice the lovely color variation in the flowers, which is quite stunningly different from the uniform pale lavender blossoms in the 1st photo. The burgundy spikes mixed with the whitish fluff is quite dramatic. I am assuming they are still just another variety of Hare’s foot trefoil, although I’m certainly no expert on the subject. Since St.Patrick’s day is coming up next month, I’m wondering which is considered more lucky though, a four-leaf clover or one with blossoms shaped like rabbit’s feet? 😉 Lol.
hares foot trefoil, red leaves 2 by Dawna Morton
hares foot trefoil, red leaves 2 by Dawna Morton
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Photo of hare’s foot trefoil with red leaves in front of a golden, softly focused background. This little clover wildflower has a distinctive rich color and elegant form.

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In may I went out in our back yard and got these lovely shots of these apple blossoms on our apple trees.
apple blossoms 7 by Dawna Morton
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An arc of apple blossoms glows in the warm spring sunlight in this elegant focal black and white photo.
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apple blossoms 8 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of apple blossoms, growing on moss and lichen covered branches, glows in the warm spring sunlight in this elegant focal black and white photo.

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apple blossoms 9 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of apple blossoms, growing on moss and lichen covered branches bask cheerily in the sun in front of a somber, dark background.

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apple blossoms 10 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of delicate pink apple blossoms bloom in the spring sunlight in this focal black and white photograph.

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apple blossoms 11 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of apple blossoms bloom in the spring sunlight on moss and lichen covered branches in this focal mint green and lavender tinted photograph.

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apple blossoms 12 by Dawna Morton
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A sprig of apple blossoms bloom in the spring sunlight on moss and lichen covered branches in this focal mint green and lavender tinted photograph.

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I have this poor rhododendron bush at the end of my driveway. It’s a good thing it’s hardy, since I have run over it a few times.  (The driveway is curved slightly, on a hill, and the short bush is in a bit of a blind spot when backing out.–Luckily I was able to solve that problem by planting a much more visible, taller rose bush a littler higher up the hill that I can see in the mirrors).

Last spring the sun came out after a good spring rain, and I was able to get these lovely photographs. I love how the raindrops make these flowers sparkle in the sunlight.

rhododendron by Dawna Morton
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Beautiful, glowing photo of pink rhododendron flowers covered in spring raindrops and glittering  in the sun.

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rhodedendron 2 by Dawna Morton
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rhodedendron 4 by Dawna Morton
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I don’t usually like morning glories. They send runners under the ground, as well as climbing on and choking out everything around them. I have often marveled that they sell seed packets for them in the stores, wondering who in their right mind would plant them on purpose–since in my yard they are second only to the english ivy in menaces that need to be removed (and only slightly behind dandelions and buttercups in weed warfare).  However, I was out walking last summer and spotted these particular morning glories back-lit with sunlight, making their centers glow in such a way that it was really quite lovely. So for those who really like them, but don’t necessarily want the heartache that goes with having them run wild in your yard…here are some pretty pictures to enjoy.

morning glory by Dawna Morton
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An elegant  focal black and white macro photo of a white morning glory. Dramatic sunlight shines translucently through this blossom’s petals making the center of it glow with light as well as throwing the rest of the flower in light and shadow.

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morning glory 2 by Dawna Morton
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An elegant  focal black and white macro photo of two white morning glories. Dramatic sunlight shines translucently through these blossoms’ petals making the centers glow with light as well as throwing the rest of the flowers in light and shadow. One flower is enveloped in warm happy sunlight tones, while the other is black and white, causing it to appear cooler, sad, and lonely.

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morning glory 3 by Dawna Morton
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An elegant   macro photo of a white morning glory. Dramatic sunlight shines translucently through the blossom’s petals making its center glow with light while the remainder stays in a moody shadow.

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On several of my walks out and about this summer, I spotted these California poppies growing at the edge of a gravel strewn parking lot. The gravel creates a nice texture in the background of these photos. Introducing a blue, purple, or brown graduated tint during the photo editing process produced a beautiful compliment to the orange color of these wildflowers. I love how it also gives a bit of a moonlit or twilight feel to these images.
california poppies by Dawna Mortoncalifornia poppies by Dawna Morton ~see it framed

California poppies growing at the edge of a gravel parking lot with a dreamy glow and a blue tinted background.

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california poppies 2 by Dawna Morton
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California poppies growing at the edge of a gravel parking lot with a dreamy glow and a blueish purple tinted background.

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california poppies 3 by Dawna Morton
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California poppies growing at the edge of a gravel parking lot with a dreamy glow and a dark purplish-brown tinted background.

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california poppies 4 by Dawna Morton
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California poppies growing at the edge of a gravel parking lot creates a nice color combination with a blue tinted background.

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Tonight as I was checking on my stats on zazzle I noticed a box at the top of the page labeled “Japan Earthquake Relief,” so I clicked it and found that for every t-shirt on that page zazzle is donating $10 of the proceeds to  charity to help with Earthquake and Tsunami Relief efforts.

Since there was also a link to donate a design to the  cause, I quickly whipped up this cherry blossoms in the sun, red tint hooded sweatshirt with a beautiful red tinted photograph of  some cherry blossoms I took last spring.

I may be exhausted and bleary eyed, and long past due to go to bed, but it seemed like the least I could do.. and at least it is something–albeit small–that I can do to help.

update:
I have also designed this iPhone case on zazzle. All royalties will be donated to relief for Japan until april 12 2011.

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Just before Thanksgiving we had a light snowfall. The kids all headed outside to play in it and I took the camera out with them and got these shots of a couple rosebuds that were still on one of my rosebushes. The sunlight was just brilliant and made for some lovely shots.

Despite the fact that these were taken the day before Thanksgiving, these made me think of a line in a Christmas song about a Christmas rose–so I did some looking online and found that Christmas roses are not actually roses at all. They are in fact a Helleborus Niger, which is a poisonous winter blossoming plant with a flower that resembles a wild rose. I had never before heard any of the folktales about the Christmas Rose but there are several here if you are interested in reading them.

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A pink rosebud, sprinkled with snow and sparkling white ice crystals, leans across a snow dusted patch of Oregon forest, stretching toward the wintry sun.

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