Friday, October 20, 2017

Foto Art Friday – October 20, 2017
Walk in the Mist
I took the photo that is the heart of this piece many years ago.  I was in Wisconsin, walking along a sort of harbor area.  It was a cool, damp morning, with the mist hanging heavily in the air.  I saw the white benches and globe light that seemed to be beacons, calling for me to come and sit for a bit.  The handwritten letter and envelope in the faded background of the piece suggest someone doing that, and then writing to a loved one far away, telling them of this moment in time.
Walk in the Mist
Enjoy!
This piece is available in a variety of sizes and formats at www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/nadine-berg

Friday, October 13, 2017

Foto Art Friday – October 13, 2017
Old Barn
Note:  This is a repeat of a previous Foto Art Friday from September, 2016.  I’m reposting this as a sort of remembrance to this old barn.  This past week, as I drove by the place where it was, I noticed that it had just been torn down.
There’s this small little barn that apparently hasn’t been used for years on the road that I drive on all the time to head to the store.  I have always thought it had such character, and planned to photograph it.  However, I hadn’t until recently.  I noticed there was a “For Sale” sign on the property, and I realized that when it sold, whoever the new owners were might tear it down to build a newer, bigger barn.  So, I finally made a point to stop and photograph it.  I decided to have it be the focus of this art piece, to sort of honor the farming community that used to live in the area.  The piece has my own Citra Solv paper as its background, with some vintage handwriting blended into it.  Add my image, some grunge effects and specialty paint brushes in PhotoShop Elements, and it’s done! Credit: on thin air and soul poison (brushes); GTD Grunge Collection (grunge effect)
Old Barn
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Foto Art Friday – October 6, 2017
Inevitable
This piece speaks to the time of the year when summer is giving way to autumn.  Some look forward to the new season, while others want summer to remain a while longer.  But, no matter how much one wishes for the warmth of summer to remain, the crisp of autumn will certainly come.  The lesson of autumn is that change is inevitable, and our ability to thrive depends on our resilience to the changes around us.
Inevitable
Enjoy!
This piece is available in a variety of sizes and formats from www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/nadine-berg.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Foto Art Friday – September 29, 2017
Autumn Raindrop
It’s rather unusual for it to be very rainy here where I live, in the desert Southwest of the US.  However, the other day, it was raining off and on all day.  When I looked out at the tree in our front yard, the leaves were all turning from green to gold.  And, in the rain, they all looked a bit bedraggled.  I did go out between showers, tho, to see if there was an image to be had.  Nothing was extremely photo-worthy, but I did notice a raindrop just hanging from the edge of a gold leaf, with brownish edges.  I decided to use a close up of that image as the foundation for this piece.  It was such a close up, it became somewhat abstract, so I decided to go with that, and just made the piece about all the different signs of autumn – leaves turning colors, from green to gold to red, bare trees waiting for winter, and birds taking wing to their winter retreats.  It’s a time of endings, and beginnings, too, depending on one’s perspective.  I’m looking forward to the change of season.
Autumn Raindrop
Enjoy!
Credit: Bird brushes by wingsofahero
This piece in a variety of formats and sizes is available at www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/nadine-berg.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Foto Art Friday September 15, 2017
Autumn Leaves
It’s that time of year again fall!  It is probably my favorite time of the year, with beautiful colors bursting out all over, even in my home state of New Mexico.  Much like leaves on the ground, this piece is full of leaves placed somewhat haphazardly.  And, yet, there is a sort of balance to the shuffle.  The last of the summer birds are also winging thru the sky, heading for warmer climates.  This piece is intended to capture the brilliance and beauty of this most changeful time of the year!
Autumn Leaves
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Credits:  Thanks to  wingsofahero and Lady Victoria for the bird and foliage brushes.
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Friday, September 8, 2017

Foto Art Friday September 8, 2017
The Old House
Memories are funny, and selectively incorrect, or correct, depending on one’s perspective.  Is the season summertime, or late winter, as is this case?  And, were there visitors by car, or perhaps a more casual visitor by bicycle?  Memories can play tricks, or do we play tricks with our minds.  Generally, it’s of no importance, as they can be something that offers us solace when looking back on what once was.
The Old House
Credits:  Background paper by Somerset Studio, Brushes used complements of Wings of a Hero (birds) & Maya (written word).
Enjoy!
This piece is available in a variety of formats via www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/nadine-berg.
Foto Art Friday – September 8, 2017
Ancient Word
A few weeks ago, Jeff & I drove past Shiprock.  Shiprock.  It is significant in the history of the Navajo People, and means, roughly, “winged rock” or “rock with wings”.  It refers to the great bird that brought the Navajo from the north to the current area where they live.  As I look at it, I’m reminded of not only the Navajo People’s history, but all of our histories, both as a culture and individually.  The title of this piece refers to how we capture our history, written in the traditional sense of the word, and in other ways just as meaningful as the written word.
Ancient Word
Enjoy!
This piece is available in a variety of formats via www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/nadine-berg.