Garden

This isn’t my garden, but I wish it was.  This peaceful scene is from a metro garden/park in my area, and it makes me think it could be some secret place in a fantasy story.  I sure would love to read a book under that tree.

Prints available here.

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Purple Rose Abstracts

Here are my Purple Rose Abstract images.  I really like how they turned out, but they also have special meaning for me.  As you know anytime I get flowers I try to photograph them as a way to make their beauty last.  These flowers were sent to my family from my mother-in-law when my dad passed away, so they will be a memory of kindness and compassion for me.

I have a cute story that goes along with this. When I was photographing the flowers I noticed a caterpillar was living inside the petals.  It was in the middle of winter so we couldn’t let it outside in the snow, so we put it in a shoe box with plenty of leaves, sticks and water, and it eventually turned into a moth.  We couldn’t believe we were actually able to keep it alive, and we kind of felt good about letting it live out it’s life cycle.

This first image shows what these rose pictures may look like on a wall, but I’ve also posted the individual pictures. Prints are available here for those interested.

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A Sad Goodbye

This post is a difficult one to write.  My dad passed away in January.  I won’t get too personal since this site is for my art and photography, but I would like to share just a few thoughts on how this is effecting me as an artist.

My dad was one of my first art customers.  I had an etsy shop at the time, and received a message that I made a sale.  I saw that my dad, Tim Medors, bought a print from my shop.  He even signed up for my email list.  I was beaming.  That was the first of many little things he did that encouraged me and built my confidence.  Every time I uploaded a new image I always knew that I’d eventually see a Like, Favorite or Comment from him.  He was my biggest fan, and I had his support until the very end.  As a matter of fact, one of the very last things he said to me was, “you’re a good artist.”

He died January 17th, and I haven’t been able to draw since.  I just can’t bring myself to do it.  I know that my heart will break once I share that new image and know he’ll never see it.  For a moment I even entertained the thought of quitting, which I know is a silly thought.  I’ll have to start again eventually, but for now I can’t face it.

This is the print my dad bought.

Boy Clown Portrait art by Angela Murdock

Wolf Art

Here’s my recent artwork, Wolf Art. This is a digital painting of a Mexican Wolf, which is sadly an endangered species. I’ll probably do more art of this species in the future, possibly with several wolves in the picture. For now I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out.

For those interested, prints are available here.

Wolf Art: Artwork by Angela Murdock

Red Panda: Digital Painting Video

I’ve uploaded a video of me working on my recent art; the digital painting of a red panda. I didn’t have the chance to record the entire process, but the video does show me working on the animal.

I personally enjoy watching art videos because I find them relaxing. Hopefully you will too.