Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I took this photo in the Baker Neighborhood of Denver. I liked the textures, angles and especially the slightly ajar gate and door. It made me wonder if there was anybody home? This has remained as a color photograph stored on my computer for 5 years. I printed it out once as a reference for a watercolor painting that was entitled "Anybody Home?" I have just now revisited it and through some digital manipulation have arrived at this 8" x 10" sepia print.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
This photo was taken today at a friends house. The day was broken by periods of warm sunshine, cool cloudy conditions and finally a cold rain. Following the rain the sun came back out for a few minutes and I was able to take this picture of wet flagstone reflecting the re-emerging sun.
Friday, August 25, 2006
I photographed Deanna as a reference for an oil painting. The painting turned out well, but I am still more pleased with the photograph! This was shot with a digital camera using natural and available light and with minimal manipulation in PhotoShop. Archival limited edition prints, signed and numbered of this and all of my photos can be purchased. Send an E-Mail to inquire about price and availability. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
This is a photo that I used as a reference for a oil painting of the same name. The painting won 1st prize at the biennial "Best of Colorado" Art show in 2003. The painting has long since sold, but I have just recently revisited the photo to discover that it can stand alone as a fine work of art. This is being printed in a limited edition of 100 signed and numbered prints for $150 per print. For more detailes e-mail me at : email@example.com for more information.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Last summer my wife and I took a road trip from Denver to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in Canada. It was a 4000+ mile trip that took us four long days of travel. I was having a "Solo Show" of my oil paintings at a gallery there and we were delivering the paintings for the show. We spent a week on the Island and made a few day trips to see the sights. On a trip to Victoria we turned down a very obscure and sandy road which appeared to lead to the water. Well, it did, and we found ourselves at a very old and deteriorated dock/pier. This is a picture of an old rotting piling on what was left of the pier. This pictue was taken with a Fuji Fine Pix 4 MP that I had borrowed from my son to take on this trip. I have made further adjustments with PhotoShop.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
This structure was discovered in a very remote and obscure location. The the things that appealed most to me about this was first its age and weathered and beaten condition. Then I realized that there was a crutch leaning outside the front door. That really made me wonder about the history and the story of this structure! Then I went inside and found a hutch/cupboard against one wall. It was as old, beaten and decayed as the outer structure. Again my thoughts returned to the history and story of this "place." I still do not have any answers, but I do have a picture and the memories of the wind that was blowing this day across the barren Eastern Plains of Colorado and the crutch......!