Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

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435. Flowers

March 3, 2011

Photos, Nikon D40, February 2011.

My Decaying Garden Series.

I noticed that despite the somewhat unattractive patch of land that I call my garden was full of death and decay (assisted by the application of a significant amount of herbicide). I took numerous photos on 25 February 2011 (late summer).

In the midst of all the decay, I found these humble pretty flowers – a dandelion, and a daisy.

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418. Young Woman In The Flowers

September 13, 2010

August and September 2010 – hand drawn on paper, edited in Photoshop Elements 6 on a Wacom Bamboo Tablet.

It is with much joy that I have finally, after a long break, completed a new artwork. From beginning to end I worked for at least a month on this design, in between homework, essay writing and several nasty viruses.

The flowers in the image are inspired by examples of south-east Australian wildflowers that I found in a handbook to the Australian bush.

At the time of writing, I am selling t-shirts, postcards and greeting cards featuring this design. It can be found at my RedBubble Profile and Bubblesite Gallery.

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404. Winged horse flying over flowers

April 7, 2010

Original illustration: ink fineliner on paper, April 2010. This image is from the RedBubble t-shirt previewer.

I drew this as just a little sketch and my husband turned it into a RedBubble friendly t-shirt. I am very happy with how it turned out. If I can say so myself. I posted it here and here. The first one is my RedBubble Profile, the second is my Bubblesite. The Profile allows users to comment on images and favourite them, the Bubblesite is an online store.

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393. Leaf Litter With Rose Petals

October 27, 2009

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Photograph, April 2009.

I was really taken with the bright red rose petals on the brown oak leaves.

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392. White Roses On Bright Autumn Day

October 22, 2009

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Photograph, April 2009.

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387. Green Bug on White Rose

October 6, 2009

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Photograph, April 2009.

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386. White Rose

October 1, 2009


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Photograph, April 2009.

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First Day Of Spring – Part 2

September 14, 2009

All photos taken on mobile phone camera, 1 September 2009.

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Can attack! Hehehe I’m sure it fits the garden theme, somehow.

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First Day of Spring 2009 – Part 1

September 11, 2009

First day of Spring (September 1) – some slightly crummy mobile phone photos of the flowers in various gardens around here. 🙂

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375. Night Time Dance

August 27, 2009

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Ink fineliner on paper, July 2009.

You can purchase a print / greeting card of this image at my Bubblesite at RedBubble.Com.

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366. Roses

July 17, 2009

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Photograph, March 2009. Nikon D40.

Flowers could be one of those easy-way-out options for amateur photographers. After all, they’re naturally beautiful, bright, colourful, uplifting and – maybe most importantly – they tend to sit still and patient while you photograph them. Still, with that in mind, I still really enjoy them. I think thaat taking photos of other people’s beautiful gardens (in this case, a local public arboretum / playground owned by the local council) makes me feel just a little bit better about my own miserable surroundings. Ok, I’m probably exagerrating, but I truly don’t like my own garden. Though these days it’s not looking too awful.

 

 

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337. Red And Yellow Rose

May 11, 2009

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Photograph, April 2009.

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335. More And More Roses

May 5, 2009

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Photography, March 2009.

More beautiful Autumn roses in Melbourne.

Greeting cards and art prints.

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333. A Lot Of Autumn Roses

April 27, 2009

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Photographs, March 2009.

Autumn has arrived and, in for us that has meant beautiful roses to photograph. We took some time out over two weekends in March and April to capture some of the beautiful blooms. I’ve so far sold two prints of photo #2 shown here (via RedBubble.Com)! It always feels very exciting when people enjoy my art and photography.

I find beautiful gardens so uplifting and, thankfully, this garden seems to be low allergy. Phew!

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325. Multi-Coloured Rose #2

March 30, 2009

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Another photo of my rose!

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324. Multi-Coloured Rose

March 27, 2009

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Some of my readers may have heard of the terrible heatwave, bushfires and severe storms that have hit the state of Victoria, Australia, in the previous month. February is normally marked by uncomfortable heat, but this year was a record breaker in terms of temperature, and in the number of people killed by the bushfires. When, in early March, Victorians received text messages from the police warning of coming storms, it was time for more tension and fear. Thankfully those storms weren’t as devastating as initially expected, and the rains they brought were a definite blessing!

So it was nice that, in admist the chaos, my poor little pot plants actually survived. We had pretty much abandoned them in search of air conditioning, but here they were, still waiting. This rose bush produces these amazing multi-coloured red-and-yellow roses. I had intended to do a daily series of photographs of this bud flowering, but was distracted by the storm preparations…

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More information…

about bushfires and heatwaves in Victoria:

Country Fire Authority

Google Image Search for Victorian bushfires

The March 2009 Text Message… – at news.com.au

Victoria’s Record Breaking Heatwave, 2009 – Bureau of Meteorology

All links accessed 5 March 2009.

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Photo Prints for Sale

January 19, 2009
Copyright M. Lokot 2009

Copyright M. Lokot 2009

As I have mentioned before, my husband and I have a small range of photographs, art prints, greeting cards and t-shirts available for sale through the website RedBubble.Com. To view and purchase prints of our work, please visit the following bubblesites:

http://mattlokot.redbubble.com/works

http://flokot.redbubble.com/works

If you have a redbubble profile and want to visit our profiles, we can be found at:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/flokot

http://www.redbubble.com/people/mattlokot

Copyright F.Lokot 2008

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Copyright M.Lokot 2009

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279. On-Site Sketching

August 6, 2008

For once I had remembered to carry my sketchbook on an outing to a National Park. I was taken with these beautiful little purple flowers, and whipped out the felt tip markers to try and capture the simple curves and bright colours of these plants. Unfortunately, I’m not too crash-hot at identifying flowers, so I have no idea what it was.

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233. Flowers

May 11, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 2008

Photograph, January 2008.

This is a pot of assorted miniature flowers that my mum gave me. (Happy Mothers’ Day, by the way!) It’s still flowering away on our front doorstep. I think these purple flowers are pretty – I know they’re common garden flowers and have a well-known name but right now I can’t think of it. That doesn’t change how nice they are. They’re so small and cute!

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219. Flowery

April 1, 2008
Flower Abstract
Pencil on paper, January 2008.
Abstract flowery pencil musings…
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