Sunset Over the Pacific

South Ponto Beach, Carlsbad, Southern California, September 2017.   Getting the camera to see the colours I see is mightily hard, given that it doesn’t quite seem to have the range of colour vision that my eyes have. In fact, not even close. It often frustrates me that a lovely sunset through the camera will…

Home From Home: Three Urban Landscapes

Three very different urban landscapes taken on my travels in recent years, and converted to Oil Paintings. Each place has especial significance for me. Each autobiographical in some way. Trying to capture that sense of personal connection in each painting through use of colour and detail was my objective. Even if you can’t relate to…

Painted Cities and Towns

Some of you who follow my other blog, Diary of a Person Being Human, or who follow me on Instagram @frieda_mouse, will know that I have been turning my attentions to transforming some of my photographic images into digital paintings. I’ve been having so much fun with it, that I have already created an ample…

Egret Regret

This is the best I’ve been able to do with this one. Not a terribly sharp image, but then this fellow was rather more evasive than its friend, the Blue Heron from the previous post. I was having to be quick on the trigger and at full zoom too. Also the light was very strong…