No. 71 Parrot Aqua & Fuchsia
The bright color combinations of Parrots create some of the most fascinating patterns in nature. A blue and gold Macaw provided the basis for this design. I am intrigued by the subtle variations in color found in the individual feathers and even more so, by the moiré pattern that is visible when viewed up close.
No. 83 Cockles Cerulean & Tangerine
Occasionally hurricanes pass by off the shore of Coastal Georgia and in their wake they leave shell covered beaches. After a storm some years ago, the beach was so thick with Cockle Shells you could barely see the sand. I overlaid the image of the cockles with one of swirls and scrolls to reflect the blowing winds and waters that moved these shells up onto the land from their home on the sea floor.
No. 93 Driftwood Azure & Magenta
Driftwood beaches are common along the coastlines of Georgia and the Carolina's. They are places where the ocean is taking back the land. These forested shorelines are slowly giving way to the sea leaving an eerie landscape of wooden skeletons. The curved shapes of the branches and shadows in this image produced a pattern that reminds me of antique marbled bookend paper.
No. 97 Zebra Tush
Yes, that is his derriere! Zebras are my favorite animal to photograph. Head to toe and back to front, they provide such wonderful graphic interest. This guy had a very sweet face but what really caught my eye was the strong back line and curved fine lines that accentuated this animal’s rump.
No. 89 Daisy Days
Summertime in the Appalachian Mountains is beautiful. Cool green forests open into fields of daisy flowers that cover the landscape with randomly patterned carpets of color. This design reflects the lively, carefree and colorful fun of summer in a mountain meadow.