Summer Susans

Monochrome Madness 2-19

Susans

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Not strictly monochrome, I know, but it’s what I felt moved to submit this week.

Normally this would be an image of brilliant hues of yellow and green and brown. It was fun to see what would happen if I toned it down. Looks like the Brown-Eyed Susans “pop” in the image. What do you think?

Enjoy this beautiful day …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

“K” is for “Kitten”

Monochrome Madness 2-17

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Resting

The theme for Monochrome Madness this week is the letter “K.”

 JJ rests his chin on his brother Indy’s side as they both have an afternoon snooze. They were about nine months old at the time and the sweetest, most rambunctious pair of kitty cats.

They still are.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

Statuesque in Firenze

Statuesque

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Today we head back to Firenze for my Monochrome Madness 2-14 contribution. Back to the Piazza Della Signoria and Giambologna’s equestrian statue (1595) of Grand Duke Cosimo I ~ the man who, according to my DK Eyewitness Travel guide “subjugated all Tuscany under his military rule.”

Have you ever noticed how great leaders are also depicted as great horsemen?

Because I’m such a horse person my eye is drawn to the magnificent equestrian statues and sculptures of the great cities I visit in Europe. Also, as an artist myself, I know that accurately capturing the majesty, power and vulnerability of the horse is no mean feat. So, when I see equestrian artwork that resonates these characteristics I appreciate the artistry and vision required to effectively produce such a masterpiece.

Amazing!

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015