“What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9
Minion and I decided to go on a hike in Nixon Park. Nixon is one of my favorite places to go, but I can’t tell you why. It’s not the grandest, most impressive park, but there is so much beauty to be seen. It’s where Eric and I got engaged. I bring my camera whenever I go there hoping to photograph something that will inspire a painting. You would not believe how many times a day I look at something and think “that would be a cool painting.”
Here are a few of the photos that I took there:
This one is my favorite. This is a Piebald deer. I had never seen one or even heard of one until I saw this doe. I have a feeling she’ll be showing up in a lot of my work.
We also found a turtle, but it didn’t come out to play.
Check out these leaves! I love how the light is filtering through them.
The underside of these leaves was an awesome silvery color. I wonder how difficult it would be to mix that color.
This next picture is when I turned to Harmony and said: “Wow! Look at that huge bed of sperm! ACK! I mean FERNS. FERNS!” Awkward!
These flowers fell from the trees and were all over the ground. What are they?
I look for inspiration everywhere I go, but there is nothing new under the sun. Anything that I create is a mere imitation of God’s creation. And a very poor imitation at that. It may be cheesy to say, but being outside is better than any gallery.