This is not Marge Simpson with red hair. My
bark art lady is much prettier!
Using my Macro Lens, I shot this image of part of a tree to include in my bark art series. It is a delightful surprise to uncover
the images under the peelings of tree bark.
The imagery in this piece is bold and brightly colored with great texture to accentuate the
form of the image. The process of transforming the bark of trees into abstract images from nature is a fascinating process. This shot was taken
in a botanical garden in Los Angeles. Please view this in the large format.

Nikon DSRL D80
Macro Lens


abstract, bark, brightly, colored, colors, contrasting, imagery, marge, simpson


  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 6 years ago

    Excellent capture. its amazing the colours that pop out with a little contrast and colour! Awesome!

  • Julie Marks
    Julie Marksover 6 years ago

    I know. I can see images in the trees (maybe they are spirits) and then enhance what I see to create the final product. So far iphoto on my Mac and the time I spend working on the image has been very useful. I have experimented with photoshop, but so far nothing can compare with the natural beauty of nature with the amazing colors and imagery most of us don’t take the time to see. You are an exception given your passion
    for using nature as a canvas for your work. Thanks Kathie for your very supportive comments.

  • VisionaryImagist
    VisionaryImagistover 6 years ago

    drjmarks: to use the world as a canvas is a true art. what a wonderful image you have allowed us to see. thanks for sharing this with me. i do enjoy your art and your texts. continued success in all of your endeavors.

  • Julie Marks
    Julie Marksover 6 years ago

    You comments are always deeply appreciated from the only visionary imaginist in my life that I admire as an artist and writer with a generous and very kind heart. Happy Holidays Joey and I wish you continued success as your visions continue to evolve from your amazing imagination and depth of thought.

  • Holly Werner
    Holly Wernerover 6 years ago

    Excellent work.

  • papam
    papamover 6 years ago

    Exellent composition! Very attractive colours and nice findings.

  • emel
    emelover 4 years ago

    magical image! very nice

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