Friday, November 6, 2009

Weekend Reflections - Outside the Gallery


This window caught my eye near the entrance to Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Besides the shiny glass of the windows, the shutters also interested me because they are made with ribs from saguaro cacti.




Stepping a little closer to the window, I could glimpse paintings hanging inside the art gallery. I liked the montage effect of tree and shrub foliage outdoors superimposed on the artwork inside.

The paintings of David Conklin are currently on display in the Gallery at the Gardens until January 3, 2010. His work reflects southwestern scenes and wildlife. Here's a peek at some of the paintings inside:

To see more Weekend Reflection posts or to participate in this beautiful meme, visit James at Newtown Area Photo.

33 comments:

Leora said...

Beautiful design to the window. And the reflections make it an artistic wonder. Thank you for introducing the painter.

Ebie said...

I love how you got the different angles of the windows! The reflection of the leaves are lighter.
I would love to see those exhibits! Great collage of his work.

Ebie's Weekend Relections

James said...

That is really neat. The paintings and the lights add to the reflection.

Malyss said...

I like the way you guide us through places ,light,and reflects , to finally discover the paintings!

Coffeedoff said...

Wow great reflection the trees look as if they are inside the building!

Sunny said...

Very nice reflections, your picture of he window with the shutter is stunning.
Sunny :)

Tom said...

Hello Diane
Neat window reflections...
I have not tried this yet.... but I will be looking for window reflections from now. Nice to see the artwork at well... a bonus :O)

Tom
Wiggers World

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely reflections and beautiful shutters, together they wonderful photos

Carol said...

Great photos....nice reflections and composition...your glimpse thru the window is inviting and creative...

Pacey said...

Great reflections, your windows are so beautiful with them Diane.

Riet said...

Great photo's LOvely reflections, very special

Carletta's Captures said...

Your reflection shot is almost like an impressionistic painting itself!
Nice finds!

Prospero said...

Shutter from ribs of the saguaro cacti! Very interesting, Diane.

Icy BC said...

Oh beautiful reflections, Diane!

Julie said...

Being able to see the inside of the gallery adds such a layer of warmth to your photos. He is a very good artist, isn't he. Which reminds me: I must get down to my local gallery and see what is on the walls this month.

jeannette stgermain said...

I LOVE the reflections in the window in the 3rd pic! Very interesting where the shutters are made of!!
The work of David Conklin are awesome - I love his landscape the most of the ones you've posted!

awarewriter said...

I like the way you lead and let your photos tell the story. I like the photo with the tree trunk on the right side best.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the idea of layers of art ~ natural and manmade! Lovely melting of colours!

Barbara Martin said...

Very nice effect of the reflection against the window, and the pastel shades of the paintings.

Phoenix C. said...

How beautiful! I love the saguaro shutters. And the gradual revealing of the paintings!

Tom Bailey said...

I like the window pictures they are artisticly done. It looks like the way the camera took the picture it created an interesting reflection.

Great work.

Cher said...

the 3rd photo is like a painting itself. great reflection captures as usual. great works of the painter too. ;)

have a happy weekend!

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous reflections and I love the shots of the paintings. This is a really neat meme, maybe next week I'll give it a try.

Thérèse said...

Very interesting! There is an exhibit at the Phoenix Botanical Garden right now on Botanical Art but the reflections were not as striking as yours when I went...

RuneE said...

Somehow the two first ones gave me a Christmas feeling - I don't exactly know why.

cieldequimper said...

My kind of reflections entirely. Absolutely wonderful ones!

Blessing Reflections said...

Absolutely beautiful reflections!

Gaelyn said...

Interesting reflections of the mottled foliage over the geometrics of the gallery wall. His paintings are superb.
I really like the shutters with the Saguaro spines. I've seen walls covered with them. Plus they make great walking sticks, light and strong.

betchai said...

beautiful and interesting reflection pictures, your second picture really interest me the most, as to how the superimposition of the outside shrubs with the artworks inside created a phenomenal shot, as always, love your work Diane.

Dimple said...

Thanks for leading us right inside!

Stine in Ontario said...

It was great to see peak inside the window as well as enjoy the reflection. ;-)

Tess The Bold Life said...

I'm going to the Botanical Gardens to check this out. Way cool!

Carolyn said...

When I saw "Desert Colors" on Mr. Linky I'm thinking what reflects in the desert! This coming from someone who is only thinking water! These are beautiful captures of reflections and I love the texture of the building and the painting of the cougar is stunning. Thank you for sharing.
Smiles