For the third challenge of the Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge over at Artists in Blogland I chose to use the color prompt of black and white. I've always thought that nothing in life is ever just black or white. There's never a clear answer, always another side to the story. There's always comprise somewhere in between. I thought Billy Joel's 'Shades of Grey' lyrics fit in well with my personal thoughts. I mixed black and white acrylics to make gray for the background layer and then smashed some black and white paint around with my fingers. The next layer I did some stenciling and stamping, then a layer of torn scrapbook papers and the printed quote and finally some washi tape.
And, catching up with the second challenge.....
My first artistic love is photography. I'm a self-taught amateur photographer who mostly just aims and shoots hoping for a little serendipity in the results. My wild goose chases often take me down country roads in the pursuit of photographic opportunities - an old barn, a barbed wire fence, a wildflower or two, a deer and even wild geese.
While out recently taking photos of the fall foliage I heard the honking of the geese but didn't know the direction they were flying. I stepped out from under the tree I was under taking leaf shots just in time to look up and catch this image of the geese flying about 400 yards away. A lovely moment and a perfect subject for the second Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge.