Child’s play. Wouldn’t we All,  like a small slice of that?

The times on the swings at the local park in summer. Waiting for mom to call you for dinner. Enjoying those last moments of pure freedom of child’s play.

Not realising, the reality of those words.


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Childs Play, at the park


Child’s Play BW Moods

Child’s Play snapshot was taken as a black and white. Not digitally recreated as BW. And even if, the shot is more of a ‘happy snap’ vs a fine art photograph – thats ok.

I think, many times the mood, content and feeling of the art image,  makes up for some of it’s other shortcomings.

The final judgement call belongs to the creator. DO I truly enjoy this image?

I honestly believe that to be the most elemental and important part of creating for any artist.



Black and White Benefits

Why did I,  a ‘colorist’  choose BW for a children’s shot in a lovely bright park?

That doesn’t sound right!


What works with paint… painting in Monochrome,  works in photography.

  • The Story & subject can be made, more clear
  • Can be made more powerful
  • Less cluttered




Fun, while it lasts

The models… behaved long enough for me to do a few snapshots.


But such good behaviour often can not last overly long.

So Then,  a pleasant zen stroll to my local park with the two grandchildren turned.

Into a forced military march.

Homeward bound.

It was fun. While it lasted.





Open mind. Closed mind.

Really I think its that simple.


Ruts keep my mind closed.

Not able to see the surroundings so clearly.


Changing patterns, driving routes, paint colors, art media, post topics, brushes, yes… even hair color and style…. keeps my mind Open.

Free to see my surroundings much better.

I’m an artist, I want to See!



By choosing to change up my artistic routine, I hope to avoid a boring repetitive quality to my work.  The dreaded rut.

And by these occasional change ups, I keep learning.

I keep stretching.

I keep going Beyond…….


You could too.




Child’s Play in black and white is a direct opposite of the prior post.  Color Play Triad.    

It was fun playing with my palette of colors:  cobalt teal;  golden ochre and  velvety, purple Moonstone.

It was fun creating a Color Play Triad, that sang out. Like a bright spring day, just for me.

Almost like a zen stroll, on a fine pleasant morning filled with lovely things.     



Childs Play, be silly

Why don’t you try what I did at the park.

  • Be just a little bit silly.
  • Sit on the swing.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Then go find The Slide.


Enjoy Life:  Sample a small slice of that Child’s Play.… it is delightful.