Saturday, March 26, 2011

Kercheval at night

This is Kercheval, which is in Grosse Pointe Farms, but can be walked to from Detroit in 20 minutes, so I figured fair game--since I do in fact walk there.

Woodward Ave, or M-1, in Detroit, was the first concrete highway anywhere. This is coming around as a forward.

And here is my newest painting:

This week's WeekWord, hosted by Joye, is Fugacious, which means fleeting. Because it is spring, and I am so eager for spring wildflowers, I painted this picture of a Bloodroot. Flowers, like people, like stars, are ephemeral. But what is even more ephemeral are the two sepals on the bloodroot bud. The are deciduous, and fall off as soon at the flower opens. Once it is opened, it has only petals, and when it closes again in rain or darkness, there are no fugacious sepals left.

I did this in Artrage on my iPad. I did it fairly hastily (for me), brand new for the challenge, and without any constant reference materials, though I did peek occasionally at googly searched fleurs. Click image to view slightly larger.


Rose said...

Love your nightshot, and love the of these days I am going to try painting of some sort!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks. I think you'll enjoy painting, it's fun.

Montag said...

Beautiful pic of Kercheval. I hear Border's is closing, too, which casts a pall not seen here.
I think their store was the old Jacobsen's Home Furnishings store, and I was very sad to see them go previously.

"Fugacious" is OK. Tempus fugit, time flies. I think the Lation is "fugax" for the adjective.
Fugax is not bad. Reminds me of "sax" as in jazz. There are a few other words, too, it is close to.
I may start using "fugax".

Lowell said...

I'm partial to night photography and this is a good shot, Mary! And I love that old picture of M-1!

Your painting is terrific, too.

All in all, a superb post. Sorry I haven't been by lately. I just can't do all I need to do.

Hope you are well and enjoying the onset of spring!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Montag and Jacob!

I am on the road traveling and don't have a computer with me, so haven't been able to do any blogging. I'lll try to catch up when I get home.

Lowell said...

Back in the early 70s we lived in Dallas (well, actually Mesquite) was rather nice then...not as crowded and hectic as it is now.

Hope you're having a good time!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

We are having a very good time, thank you!! :-)

Walking and enjoying the wildflowers!