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Back in may when I was editing my tulip photos I decided to do experimenting with one of them in paint.net just to see what some of the different photo editing tools did and to learn to do some new things. It’s been long enough ago now that I don’t remember all the different steps I used to create these one of the tools I used on this first one was layer properties. Opening multiple copies of the same photo and then choosing different levels of transparency and blending modes. I think I even used a polar inversion, which did some interesting things to the background on one layer.

tulip nebula by Dawna Morton
tulip nebula by Dawna Morton
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Superimposed with many semi transparent layers of abstract shapes, this red tulip seems to be floating in a nebula.

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Then when I started getting this ready to post here I decided that the tulip needed to be moved higher in the picture to create a better composition. this was done by flipping another copy of the picture upside down , and then blending the edges together, as well as making a few other changes, and then cropping it. It looks even more beautiful now.

tulip nebula 3 by Dawna Morton
tulip nebula 3 by Dawna Morton
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Superimposed with many semi transparent layers of abstract shapes, this red tulip seems to be floating in a nebula of red, aquamarine and green gasses.

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tulip nebula on RedBubble;
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tulip nebula by dlmtleArt on zazzle.com
Tulip Posters starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

My kids however, thought it looked “weird” to have the tulip under the semi transparent layers, so I made this one, just for them, by adding multiple gradient layers of the tulip on top as well as adding a swirl beneath–and then doing the usual final retouches.

tulip nebula 4 by Dawna Morton
tulip nebula 4 by Dawna Morton
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Surrounded by many semi transparent layers of abstract shapes, this red tulip seems to be floating in a swirling nebula of pink, aquamarine and green gasses.

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The other day when I needed to go to the post office, the sun was out and the weather was warm–perfect for a brisk walk; so, I grabbed my camera and headed out on foot to get some photos and some exercise on the way. When I got to the old elementary school I stopped to take pictures of the tulips there because the plants growing around them made such an interesting background. It looked similar in leaf shape and color to the dusky broad leaved red eucalyptus that is available at most craft stores for use in floral arrangements, only it also had large spiny thorns and little yellow flowers. After searching around on the internet a bit I think it might be a variety of red Japanese Barberry.

top of the tulip by Dawna Morton
top of the tulip by Dawna Morton
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Beautifully glowing photo of the topside view of an open red tulip surrounded by a soft, gauzy, background of foliage caste in bright sunlight and deep shadow.

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tulip #1 by Dawna Morton
tulip #1 by Dawna Morton
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A red tulip basks radiantly in the glow of the afternoon sun as it blossoms in the midst of a dreamy softly focused background of thorny japanese barberry.

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tulip #1 dark by Dawna Morton
tulip #1 dark by Dawna Morton
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A red tulip glows in twilight darkness, blossoming in the midst of a dreamy softly focused background of thorny japanese barberry which looks almost like a splash of red tinted water in midair.

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tulip #2, focal black and white by Dawna Morton
tulip #2, focal black and white by Dawna Morton
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A red tulip stands out in vibrant, living color against a black and white background of thorny japanese barberry.

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tulip #2 by Dawna Morton
tulip #2 by Dawna Morton
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A red tulip stands out in vibrant, living color against a dark background of thorny japanese barberry. Muted green foliage creates the impression of expressively energetic painted lines, as one bare thorny branch hangs down in front of the flower.

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tulip #2, tinted by Dawna Morton
tulip #2, tinted by Dawna Morton
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A red tulip stands out in vibrant, living color against a dark background of thorny japanese barberry. Purple tinted foliage creates the impression of expressively energetic painted lines, as one bare thorny branch hangs down in front of the flower.

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tulip #2, tinted on RedBubble, cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.

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tulips by Dawna Morton
tulips by Dawna Morton
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A group of red tulips in the midst of a patch of red thorny japanese barberry looks like a dreamy bouquet against this dark background.

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red japanese barberry flower macro by Dawna Morton
red japanese barberry flower macro by Dawna Morton
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In this macro photo of a delicate yellow cluster tiny japanese barberry flowers nestled in the midst of dusky red foliage (resembling the red eucalyptus that are often used in floral arrangements) a gray stem of sharp thorns grows upward against the dark background.

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geese in the water stationery

On the bottom border of this lavender colored stationery is a  photo of two groups of geese swim towards each other in the water so they can be together with their friends.

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Back in 2006 I took this beautiful photo of Haystack Rock, Canon Beach, Oregon on a beautiful sunny spring day. The clear deep blue sky sets up a perfect backdrop for the Oregon landmark as its reflection shimmers in the wet sand below. Off in the distance the silhouettes of a couple and their dog enjoy a walk in solitude along the shore of the pacific ocean as the white foamy waves of water beckon invitingly.

Haystack Rock print
Haystack Rock by dlmtleArt
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Haystack Rock card
Haystack Rock by dlmtleArt
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Haystack Rock postcard
Haystack Rock by dlmtleArt
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Haystack Rock petshirt
Haystack Rock by dlmtleArt
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Haystack Rock keychain
Haystack Rock by dlmtleArt
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sunflowers kiss stationery
sunflowers kiss by dlmtleArt
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Seen through a semi-transparent writing area, two sunflowers turn towards each other and appear to kiss in the warm sunlight. This stationary expresses a happy, nostalgic affection.

Seen through a semi-transparent writing area, two sunflowers turn towards each other and appear to kiss in the warm sunlight. Turned blue, this stationary is great for expressing those sad or melancholy moods.

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Michael at the Waterpump, 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 an array of pacific northwest foliage and trees rendered in impressionistic strokes.

I recently created many product on zazzle.com featuring this nostalgic painting. Here is one of several fridge magnets which would make a great inexpensive mother’s day gift or just an everyday expression of appreciation.

michael at the waterpump magnet
michael at the waterpump by dlmtleArt
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Also available is this clear frosted glass mug, perfect for anything frosty cold or piping hot. See your drink peeking through photos, images, or text designs. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Imported.  This design is also available on other mug styles, colors, and sizes. Feel free to customize the text with your own unique message for your mom or other loved one.

Here is the default message I have designed on the left hand side of the mug. It says “Sometimes the simple things bring the greatest joy… Happy Mother’s Day to a great mom!” I think it’s a pretty great message, but you may like something else better. So if you’d like to change the inscription for someone besides your mom and have it say happy mother’s day to a wonderful grandma, or aunt, of wife or even change it so it is for another occasion like the birth of a child or something else, go ahead…


I also designed this bumper sticker as a souvenir for those of us who love to the beautiful small town of Oakridge, Oregon–or it can be customized for another small rural town of your choosing 😉
on the inside the card reads:
“sometimes the simple things bring the most joy…
thanks for all the special moments filled with magic and wonder!”
Next is this earth friendly, economical, and stylish reusable shopping bag featuring my painting. It is also customizable  and available in other colors and styles.
Below are two stamps featuring Michael at the Waterpump. You can mail that special note or card with class and style…
michael at the waterpump stamp
michael at the waterpump by dlmtleArt
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michael at the waterpump stamp
michael at the waterpump by dlmtleArt
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Several items not featured here include mousepads, post cards, shirts and more… they can be seen in my zazzle gallery.
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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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