Each day in November Leah Piken Kolidas hosts an “Art Every Day”. It’s not a competition but a sharing among women artists of work they create during this month.
The last time I participated was when I was living in Bowraville on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. Here in North Cyprus I saw a mention of this event a while back so this is the first day of participating. I’ll be posting a piece of digital art every day throughout November, something which will hopefully help my creativity and discipline.
Today’s painting is: Olive Trees & Water, which interests me because olive trees exist in dry climates and don’t need a lot of rain. Here in North Cyprus you see heaps of olive groves – the trunks a pale grey and the leaves, well, olive green! Rainfall here is low and has dropped 25% over the past few decades, so when rain turns up on this island, no-one complains!
So here’s my first post for November:
This piece of digital art has a base of a photo I took of mimosa leaves against the late afternoon sky. I then altered that image with a plug-in for ripples, then super-imposed photos I took recently of two olive trees in the field behind our apartment. I love olive trees, they are mostly very old and look so sturdy and intriguing with all the bark intertwined on their trunk.