Creative Mood Swings

Creatively, I’ve sort of run the gamut these past several days between quiet and neutral to intense and colorful.

The first, “White Roses In Old Clay Pot” is a delicate and subdued, gently-toned still life with loads of negative space.  Ahhh … you’re taking a stroll through a quaint, flower-bedecked Mediterranean village … the sky is blue, the birds are singing, and your eyes fall on this perfect, simple scene. Suddenly all your cares seem to melt away!! Life is good!  The original photographic image was captured with the Nikon D750 and the 24-70mm Nikkor lens … digitally hand painted for an impressionistic-y look in Corel Painter 2015.

“White Roses In Old Clay Pot” from Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art

Within a day or so, I found myself drawn to creating a vibrant and colorful sunset-themed winter landscape.  “On Top Of Old Blue Knob” is a somewhat amplified version of the scene that captivated my husband and myself on the evening of New Year’s Day, 2015. The light from the sunset was magnificent. As we drove through this area, and the golden light winked at us through holes in the clouds, I urged him to hurry back to the cabin so I could grab the camera.  I think my exact words were “Step on it, Buster!”  When we got back to the top of the mountain, a total of only 10 minutes at the most, the light was already changing. But I still gave chase … a slippery chase, but a chase … and this is one of the results. Colorful and vibrant, yes … but, after all, I was wearing my rose colored glasses.  I might add, all this was done without a hat and gloves in a driving blast of frigid air from the snow-making machines which were right over my left shoulder, going full tilt. What won’t we do for the shot??

“On Top Of Old Blue Knob” … by © Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art

So?  What possessed me to swing so violently between moods and styles?

Not a clue.


As always, delighted to have you share your thoughts on winter, flowers, even mood swings. .

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