Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Monday morning blues...

but not in the sense of "I don't wanta get outta bed" blues - a glorious river of blue, composed of thousands of small blue bell-shaped flowers, winding their way through the sun and shade!

My husband and I went for a hike at Catherine Creek Trail in Washington on Monday morning. The balmy weather enticed us out of our usual morning routine and we just HAD to get out in it! I knew I had missed the early spring wildflowers at Catherine Creek, but brought my camera "just in case."

The balmy weather made for pleasant hiking and great views of the Gorge in both directions; we found small patches of lupine, cluster lilies, bitter root and poppies along the trail as well as the grand vistas of the Gorge. I couldn't keep the smile off my face - I was intoxicated by the combination of beautiful weather and incredible scenery!

I've turned this image into a painting using a new software I've recently acquired (Corel Painter). I just know Painter will allow me to create wonderful paintings from my portraits as well as rendering out-of-this-world landscapes - I look forward to experimenting with it and promise to post my best efforts!

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