It’s worth saying again, and for those of you who come here often, thank you for your indulgence. I am a better painter because I am a photographer and I am a better photographer because I am a painter. It has everything to do with the elements and principles of art and it has more
Category Archives: Today in the Studio
Last week, I was focused on resolving design in this textured, abstract encaustic painting (otherwise known as THE painting from HELL). It is resolved and I am finally pleased with the painting. “America” is a sculptural encaustic painting, wherein the mixture of encaustic medium (beeswax and Damar resin) and oil paint is raised where I
So, here I am … again … with THIS … This encaustic painting and I have spent a lot of time together recently, in attempts to resolve design. Here is where it started, as a weather map … And, from there, I went here … Then, I went further
Severe weed allergies could NOT keep me inside! Not that they ever do. I supplemented my allergy medication under the principle of “better living through pharmaceuticals.” Sorry, Doc, but I gotta do what I gotta do. The colors, the warm glow of the sky, the smell of the leaves, the feel of them underfoot …
A fall leaf and friends on an outdoor table, a colder air and sky, evergreen, a tree trunk, all of these things say “November” to me. What does your “November” look like. If you make a photo or paint a picture of do something creative in answer to the question, email me and share your
I could live on a train, or a boat, always moving, exploring, watching town and country … This abstract, digital, mixed media painting (Oil, marker and pastel), made with a blank screen, a stylus and software celebrates my recent memories of riding Amtrak’s Keystone train through the Lancaster area. The views are breathtaking, even at
Leaves dancing in the wind will stop me in my tracks and I love to look for patterns in leaves on the ground. Studyingleaves that had gathered on stairs outside one of our churches led me to compose this shot. And, you know how I love the soft-edged, dreamy effect. Thus, I give you “Toward
Okay, so we are on the new time schedule, wherein darkness is a bigger part of life. I have to begin this season with a positive mind and work with the DARKNESS rather than gripe about it. Thus, I give you “Fall Leaves” at night. It’s a dreamy sort of photograph. What intrigued me about
Usually, I am on this train from Philadelphia to Middletown. However, today, I had the pleasure of walking to the station to meet my little sister and my niece, who had gone to Philly for the day to investigate the Arts Institute and to shop. This photo, shot with a high ISO, has a lot
Being an artist, or maybe it is just being me … I am never bored and I do not have problems. We went out on foot, without umbrellas (come on, 30 percent chance of rain means 70 percent chance it is NOT going to rain.) So, while standing under the cover of a roof, waiting
I love bubbles! Dreamy, fun, dreamy fun! And I adore our garden. So, putting the two together seemed like a good idea. An 8 by 10 print, signed and matted to 11 by 14, is $15, plus $2 s/h.
It is October for sure, but some of our flowers are acting like it is July. I am not complaining. The longer I can be outside playing, barefoot and without a winter coat, the happier I am. We had a little dinner party last evening. Jay grilled. We drank some wine and sat outside by
I overheard someone say “What a dreary Monday!” BUT, I didn’t quite see anything dreary about it. I saw color and contrast and texture and BEAUTY in rain. An 8 by 10 print, signed and matted to 11 by 14, is $15, plus $2 s/h.
When you look at something, do you really see it? That’s what this photograph, recolored through filters, is about. (I just ended a sentence with a preposition and I am leaving it!) Sometimes, I think that I THINK way too much. I see way too REAL. And, sometimes, I have to look away and create
Poetry … I began my artistic career at age 6 or 7 as a writer of poetry and short stories with my own drawings. I rarely write poetry any more, but I still do love it and I think a lot of my photo work is poetic. Gentle movement, reflection, light and shadow, all things