Monday, April 5, 2010

SPANISH MOSS RESEARCH


Well, I needed some better photos of Spanish Moss in order to finish my Beloved One crow painting. So had to go south for some reference photos...to northern Florida.
Spent a wonderful week away and now am glad to be home and getting back in the groove. So I have some good photos to use to finish it up and the Susie Short DVD for waves and am itching to pick up the brushes again...











Depending on the white balance setting of the camera and the amount of sunlight on the moss, the moss can go from very warm to very cool colors. So I could really choose something interesting for what is in the white areas hanging down.




5 comments:

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Can't wait :)

Cindi said...

here i drop in to wish you belated Happy Easter and find you covered in moss??? chocolate yes.. but moss?? LOL

will be watching for results from your research...

RHCarpenter said...

Coming along, Pam...I've begun working on it and thinking about it...slowly...slowly :)
Cindi, no chocolate eggs for me - and no chocolate-covered moss, either! ha ha Thanks for the belated wishes, though. Hope your Easter was a good one.

Gillian said...

I've never seen moss like that. We get lichen that looks like the one in your 3rd photo but not as dangly. LOL. What fabulous inspiration you come up with.

So - get a move on and show us your moss art! x

RHCarpenter said...

Gillian, it's an epiphyte that is an air plant (doesn't neet dirt, just water and air) and hangs off the trees in the southern US. You can pull it right off and it grows dangly like that, stretching down from a high branch. Pretty cool! No painting today - had a watercolor meeting that was great and catching up on post-vacation stuff still...and calling the dentist because I chipped a tooth somehow!!