Art Roundup, week of May 21st

In between jaunts throughout Gettysburg, we either explored the campground or simply huddled around our campsite’s blazing firepit. Aside from discovering some fascinating sights, this was the first time I personally ever added something to a fire to artificially alter its hues. Though the moment I finally build a permanent firepit on my property, I’m going to stock up on those additives and enjoy the shifting colors. If you see any images here that aren’t available on Natural Desygns or SM Desygns reach out to me through the Etsy store and I’ll add the image to the correct store. In the meantime, click any of the images to head over to DeviantArt to get a better look.

Flickering Flames #1

You can’t go camping without lighting a fire. At least they go hand in hand as far as I’m concerned. While we built fires up in Niagara, we didn’t have color changing fire. Fortunately, when we rolled into the Gettysburg campsite, we had a couple of packages to add to our fire for a fun evening. Once added, green hues were added to the blaze. Watching the greenish tongues dance about was even more memorizing than traditional flames.

As the colors continued to flicker through the blaze, I took several pictures. And when I was searching for one to convert into watercolor, I couldn’t decide on a single image, so I grabbed another shot highlighting the navigating green hue. Watching the greenish tongues dance about was even more memorizing than traditional flames.

Flickering Flames #2

Ethereal Tree

My curious mind never wants to rest. So, in-between the jaunts into Gettysburg, I meandered about the campsite. During one of those jaunts, I stumbled upon a tree with the sun hanging over it. When I captured the original image, there was plenty of extra sunlight washing over this tree. During the conversion into a watercolor, those extra sunbeams give the tree an ethereal glow.

During another jaunt through the campground, I came across some stuff bound up in one tree. Of course, the only thing that caught my eye was a car. While I couldn’t climb up to examine this model, my mind pulled up the flying car from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. As my mind pictured some children flying this through the campsite, I couldn’t help but immortalize this dangling car.

Flying Car