Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our host for the weekly Friday Fictioneers photo challenge.
This week our picture is provided by Bradley Harris.
She sat at her easel and wondered if clouds had thoughts.
Do they dip their toes in the ocean when no-one’s looking, or do they simply glide by and skim the surface?
The blues in her palette were of various hues, but she could not capture the beauty of the sky and cloud formation out to sea.
Sighing contentedly, she reached for her Plan B and used the camera.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
Always important to have a back-up plan
I think so!
Plan B was a winner!
Lovely image to work with
It is rather lovely
Great job. I’d use the camera as plan A
Painting takes time and patience, at least with the photograph she could continue her painting at home, finding the right colours.
Our friend does something similar. He finds a picture he likes, then paints his own interpretation of it. We have a few of his originals and he has recently had a couple commissioned for Christmas cards.
I hope she uses the photo to go back and try the painting again! Lovely whimsey Di
Hi Ami. Have you left your link in Rochelle’s post as well?
I believe so. I only have my phone and I’m suffering badly in the throes of COVID-19. Not doing so great with concentration …. I’ll recheck. Thank you. 🙏
Sorry to hear you’re so poorly Ami. Take care.
Please leave your link in the inLinkz. Thank you.
Mine seems to have been accepted, so I hope Ami has left hers for you.
She did. I’ve already read it. 😉
I’m glad as she hasn’t been well and hers was a nice story.
Have a great week.
Even cameras don’t always do the sky justice, in my experience, but I like her comfort in switching media!
And with a photo, one can paint it when the mood strikes. Well done.
If all fails….! Nicer one, Di.
It’s always a challenge to capture the right colors with a brush. 😉
I can imagine Rochelle which is why I admire those who can paint. A friend studies a picture then interprets it in his own way. Do you have a preference, ie oils or watercolours?
I love the imagery of the clouds dipping their toes in the water!
And I’m with plan B 😉
Thanks Dale! Have a good week.
My pleasure. You too!
Capturing the moment or the essence of reality in art – that’s the challenge. Paints, cameras or words; we’re always trying to reach that artistic goal. Nice story.
the plan b succeeds, often
One can always use it for reference too.
I was watching tutorials online about painting, those ones that go along with Paint Nite classes. It seems so easy but I know better!
I have never been any good with paints or anything creative really until I started making my cards, and I get a lot of pleasure out of that.
Your cards are nice and when I see cards handmade like that with embellishments I think I should do it too but then the thought of starting yet another craft makes my mind spin. I will just admire them!
Thank you! Have just posted today’s efforts………..
Both media are art to me – and completely beyond my capabilities. So I hope she preserves her gift via the camera and the brush.
Thanks for commenting Jilly. A friend paints his own interpretation from a photograph and has a good eye.