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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Dec 27, 2015 9:51 AM CST
I have been asked to submit three photographs of my tropical plant flowers, for showing in our Winter Art Exhibit. The title of the exhibit is "Flower, Fruit, and Still Life". All three are on 16"x20" canvas. I am submitting three flower varieties that Kathy has done water colors of, so my and her three will be "companion-art". Kathy is well known in the art community here so I know all hers will be accepted. I don't know about mine though.

These are the three. I have more "spectacular" photographs on canvas, but these were the only three varieties that Kathy has painted and I wanted them to be paired.

Thumb of 2015-12-27/drdawg/16e9af Lc. Azure Skies 2013

Thumb of 2015-12-27/drdawg/fe4541 Billbergia Marbled Rainbow 2012

Thumb of 2015-12-27/drdawg/51f775 Sarcoglottis sceptrodes 2013

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Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
Dec 27, 2015 11:46 AM CST
What a great idea, Ken!
Pairing the 'inspiration' with a painting...Nice!
lindsey
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
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drdawg
Dec 27, 2015 11:54 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Linsey
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Dec 29, 2015 11:08 AM CST
I agree with Lindsey! Great idea, and beautiful photos, Ken!
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Dec 29, 2015 12:39 PM CST
I agree, it is a wonderful idea to pair them. I'd love to see photos of how Kathy interpreted them too.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 1, 2016 5:23 PM CST
Kathy's watercolors. Paintings are hard to capture well with a digital camera, at least with my wife's camera.


Thumb of 2016-01-01/drdawg/1aaf3d


Thumb of 2016-01-01/drdawg/fa1f26


Thumb of 2016-01-01/drdawg/c9549c

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 2, 2016 8:15 AM CST

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Lovely! She is so good of a painter, that they also look like photographs!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jan 2, 2016 8:16 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. I will tell Kathy you like her work.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 2, 2016 8:19 AM CST

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Oh please do! Smiling
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jan 2, 2016 8:37 AM CST
Ursula, my wife says: "Thank you so much".
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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jan 2, 2016 10:17 AM CST
Oooo, quite lovely indeed. Love them all but the sarcoglottis spoke to me, I tend to be drawn to anything green and her presentation just appealed to me.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 2, 2016 11:08 AM CST
There is no doubt @ardesia, the "Green Dragon Orchid" has the most unusual flowers of any of my orchids. They are all starting to grow inflo, so I will have a lot in bloom late winter, spring, and early summer. After changing the media last winter, these Sarcoglottis really took off.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jan 2, 2016 11:14 AM CST
That will be a wonderful show! I love your photos and her paintings! You're both quite talented.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 2, 2016 11:27 AM CST
Thank You! @plantmanager. My wife is talented. I just grow plants. One day I might buy a really great camera so that my photographic "skills" can improve.
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 2, 2016 11:54 AM CST
@drdawg. You're talented too. It takes a lot of knowledge to grow orchids and tropicals successfully like you do and you're doing just fine with your camera right now..

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 2, 2016 12:29 PM CST
Thank you again, Karen.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Jan 2, 2016 12:41 PM CST
I love the companion photo/painting idea and the selection is lovely. I agree You both did a fantastic job. I love your wife's interpretation skills. Her work speaks to me. Thumbs up
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York (Zone 6b)
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ivyplantsnyc
Jan 2, 2016 12:47 PM CST
Love the paintings, but the Green Dragon Orchid is my favorite.

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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jan 2, 2016 1:51 PM CST
I am interested in your photographs, you mentioned they are on canvas. Places like Costco offer printing on canvas and I was thinking of trying that one of these days. Is that how you did yours?
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 2, 2016 3:40 PM CST
I did it online, @ardesia but the last photograph I had done was in 2013. I think I used Easy Canvas Prints back then but now every grocery store and drug store that has on-site processing does this. There are also probably a dozen online companies that does it. Just be sure any photograph you want done is a high-pixel one. The best results come from photographs with approximately 2000x1500 pixels or higher. The company I used back then actually indicated that a couple of photographs I submitted did not have enough pixels to transfer to canvas well. Don't forget, you are really blowing up that/those photographs. I had 18x24" and 16x20" done. I also had my photographs wrapped over the sides so that there was more of a 3-D result.
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