The Next Rotation - The Universe of Fenris Fox
20 February 2007
 
Photographs: "To Paint a Pretty Picture," "Crystals of Rain"

Sometimes our best laid plans go awry, only for something just as good - or maybe better - to happen in their stead.

That's what happened to me yesterday.

I was in the garage with the door open, sealing (the previously posted work) "Heaven Gains Another Angel," when it started pouring rain.

(If you've never used a spray fixative, you might not know why I was in the garage with the door wide open.. the stuff is noxious and potent, toxic, and potentially carcinogenic. It has toluene in it - the stuff "paint-huffers" use to get high; unfortunately for them, it can easily kill brain cells.)

Heavy rain is a somewhat rare event in Vegas, and so I stuck around a few extra minutes after putting the last coat of fixative on the drawing.

I then saw a beautiful sight - droplets of rain on the tips of pine needles on a tree in the front yard, like crystals of ice in most places' winters.

Like the racing greyhound, I ran to my room and grabbed my camera.

While the result - seen in "Crystals of Rain" - was half-decent, it wasn't anywhere near as good as the impromptu, spontaneous shot I took near the end of the set.

That photo is the dramatic darkness shown in "To Paint a Pretty Picture."

The only editing I did of the photo, was to obfuscate the license plate on my neighbor's truck. I did nothing to the brightness, contrast, or saturation - the image is exactly as my eye saw it (or, as close as my camera could render it).

This work takes its title from a line in the movie Bruce Almighty:
"Sometimes to paint a pretty picture, you need to use some dark colors."

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"To Paint a Pretty Picture."
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"Crystals of Rain."
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Comments:
Nice to see the real Las Vegas, even if it is Henderson...
 
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