Maureen Kerstein (Maureen E. Kerstein) Painting Artist | Artful Home
Inspired by water and coastal landscapes, Maureen Kerstein's paintings spark the imagination by capturing the essence of her subject. She begins each painting by preparing a mixture of fresh colors on a palette. As she applies the paint to paper, she sprays and pours water, allowing the two to mix. The intensity of paint application, water movement, and even the weather can highly influence the direction and final outcome of the painting.With Kerstein's formal education in Occupational…
Tom, while the detail is lacking in this one you can see the difference that backlighting makes for giving the stone a much more natural appearance. I shot this one before I had really figured out that using the 10 second delay on the camera gave me a much better result as I had no more hand induced jitters in the photos to ruin the details. For those of you that have not seen this stone the band of iris is almost 1 3/8" wide.
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Bright Dioptase crystals that appear to be stalactitic in form but are actually overgrown on needle-like crystals of an unidentified brown mineral. Description from marinmineral.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images