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Wordless Wednesday....Dog Days of Summer

Tuesday, July 30, 2013



New Work...something a little different

Every once in a while, I go back to my roots.  Well, kinda. I needed to work on light capture and traditional was the way to do it.  The below is a barn that the light was right around vesper.

Will I do a lot of barns, no.  This was also an exercise in trying to figure out why people paint barns...or bridges...or even landscapes. I still don't get it.  It might be because of the amount of photography that I also do.  If I want a charming scene, I pull my lens out.



In the Middle...adventures in spray paint

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I’m in the middle of working on a real website.  I’m also in the middle of moving from PC to Mac.  Sounds like I’m repeating myself but I’m also in the middle of working several new raw materials, getting my office redone, etc, etc, etc.  
I’m trying to pack in a lot of work in a very short time and it is panning out for me.  Kinda…I’m getting a lot of things accomplished but my ‘to-do’ list keeps getting longer. It's the simple things like tweaking both my studio and office so that it's more workable.
Yesterday, I started working on a kids' project that will take place on August 17th.  So I still have a couple of weeks to finish it.  It's part of the community art project that is sponsored by Hendricks County Art Council.
Now for the fun stuff...
I started out with plain ol'cardboard boxes.  These were the freebies that come under can goods. Cardboard isn't archival and these aren't meant to be anything more than fun.  These were spray painted in a blending of several different colors....

Next was the 'laying of of objects" and another course of spray paint. This pops up the gear shapes.

This is the next step...I used stencils that I've drawn and then cut.  This one is a simple, one layer cat head.  BTW, see the respirator...yep, I recommend them, even outside. Better safe than sorry...and I also don't get the headaches at the near mention of spray paint.

This batch is done …it’s good exposure for kids to different types of art, that's also interactive. The kids will be able to draw inside the lid. I’ve got a couple more batches to are next. These will be given out at Avon’s The Art of Jazz free concert on August 17th.

It's back to the studio for many projects and not enough time.

Later Gators,

Art Photography Experiments...Macro & HDR

Thursday, July 11, 2013
First Sunflower from my little deck garden. Summer has begun...

Every week I try to take a couple hours for artistic experiments.  This week's is a mix of macro and HDR.   Now that I've learned how to do this...I wonder what direction I'll take it. 

Anyway, I'm still getting ready for a show but there is a bright light at the end of this tunnel. Almost done!  Then I get to pack it up...then clean up my office and studio.


Wordless Wednesday...Feathera Series, digital illustration

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Sweet Dreams

Wisdom Feathera

The above are two new digital illustrations that I will be showing next weekend at:

Later Gators...back to work with me!!!!

Mixed Digital Media Birdies

Friday, July 05, 2013
Forest Queen

Mr. FireBird

Mrs. Calm
Yep, more birds!  All digital mixed media.   Just a few more and I will be getting my cats ready.  I'm still getting ready for the "Animal Farm" show that is coming up.  There is a lot of matting, signing, and bagging happening in my studio right now.  Plus all the image sizing and printing as well.

I've even added cards, which has been a printing adventure.  I didn't realize how much there was too it until I started printing my own work.  Which I'm am glad I have.  I can keep total control over the color, size, and types of paper.  It takes a lot longer but it's worth the final result.


Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

While I'm busy in the studio, getting ready for a show...I escaped.  The weather was just to beautiful not so. 
Later Gators,