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.

Red Panda Artwork

Here is my first artwork of the year, a digital painting in black and white of a Red Panda in the trees. It’s been a while since I’ve done a finished artwork, and it feels good to be drawing again.  The red panda is definitely one of the cutest animals in my opinion, but it’s unfortunately an endangered species.  This artwork will be added to my animal art series, which I’ve really enjoyed doing.  My niece recently visited so she modeled for me for some reference photographs that I can use for a few illustrations I have in mind.  I also told her that I’d draw her portrait, so I’m not sure what I’ll work on next, but I have more animal artworks planned for the series.

Prints are available here for those interested.

red panda art

 

Country Road Adventures!

Our GPS tends to have a mind of its own. Generally it works well and gets us where we need to be, but every now and then it gets into a bad mood and takes us wherever it pleases. Most of the time it’s frustrating, like the time it took us deeper and deeper into the hills of West Virginia and told us to make a right turn onto what looked like an overgrown walking path that probably would have lead us to a horror scene like that of the movie Deliverance. Needless to say, we turned around. Then there was that time we set it to find the Amazon warehouse where my husband had a job interview, and it took us to a woman’s backyard. Thankfully, she happened to be standing in her backyard, and gave us correct directions. There was also that time when we set it to find a local Kroger’s grocery store, and it took us to the front door of what looked like a drug lord’s house. We didn’t stop to ask for directions that time.

This last time we used it, it failed to take us on the correct route like expected, but it took was on an adventure through the countryside of Ohio, down dirt roads showing us gorgeous Autumn scenes. There were no other cars, so we were able to pull over when we wanted to do our photography, and we fully enjoyed the fall leaves and colors. We had no idea where we were, but we didn’t care. In the end we didn’t get to photograph what we actually planned because we never found the place, but we got so many other photographs and found places that we never would have known about if it wasn’t for our crazy GPS.

Here are some of the roads it took us down. Prints available here, along with many of our other Autumn landscapes.

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Autumn Reflections

Fall started late for us this year, really late. Here we are in November and we are just now at our peek for the autumn leaves, which is a bit unusual. Last week we had mostly heavy rain, so I thought for sure we’d lose most of the leaves before we had a chance to get out and do some landscape photography, but thankfully over the weekend the rain stopped, and the weather was perfect for a little road trip with our cameras.

I’ll talk more about our drive out in the country on another blog post because first I want to show off one of the images I took at Alum Creek in the morning. The lighting was great, the water was calm, and the trees were still full of their beautiful leaves. I especially like those water reflections.  The water was so calm in some areas it looked like ice.  I couldn’t be happier, and I’m so thankful I got a chance to take in some of nature’s gorgeous scenes and colors.

Prints available here.

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Rainbow Over Cumberland Falls

I celebrated my anniversary with my husband a couple of weeks ago, and we visited Cumberland Falls, Kentucky.  Cumberland Falls is a beautiful waterfall on the Cumberland River, and we were happy to see the rainbow over the falls.  It’s such a gorgeous sight, and thankfully it showed up nicely in the majority of our photographs.  I’m still going through many of our images, but I have this one ready and on our site, and it’s one of my favorites.

Prints available here.

rainbow over cumberland falls

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Ready for the Music

When I was in high school this time of year was exciting because of Marching Band.  I loved band!  I have such good memories of music, marching, band camp, football games and fellow bandies.  I still have my clarinet.  Maybe I’ll bring her out to play.

Prints of this photograph available here.

Ready for the Music

 

 

Hot Air Balloons

I had the chance to view the hot air balloon launch at the All Ohio Balloon Festival in Marysville, Ohio.  It was fun, but not exactly what I expected.  First, we didn’t actually go into the festival, but instead found a place nearby where we parked and could watch and photograph the balloons.  The spot we chose was great for actually seeing the balloons, but the sun was bright and facing towards us, which made it a little difficult to photograph.  Next year we’ll take that into consideration when we look for a new location.  There also weren’t that many balloons.  We had this idea in our heads that there would be 50 balloons in the sky, but there were only 13.  I’m not sure if this is typical, or if the numbers were lower because of the weather.  It also could have just been that our expectations were way too high.  Regardless, it was fun to watch and I look forward to next year.  Here are some of my photographs from the day.

Prints are available here.

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