It had been some weeks, too long, that I had painted in oils, so I seized the opportunity today. Glad I did, it felt great.
A couple of canvasses had been giving me trouble, that is, not transforming into an image I can live with, after repeated attempts. I had been thinking the other day that it was time to do some figurative work, so today I went with that. The above photo is a record shot to be sure. I can't quite get a decent photo while the work is still wet and shouldn't be moved around. The technique is sketchy, but pleases me all the same and I think I will keep it such.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Hard to say what exactly caused this damage to the humble US one-cent coin. It seems to have been scraped, cracked and had a piece bitten off, all without flexing or bending. Must have been quite a grind. Well, it gave me a chance to test out the macro function on my Nikon SO1, and, dress up the image in favored colors.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
A peaceful spot for reflection and repose, unless of course, you consider that you are yards from the San Andreas Fault, marked in the background by the two successive blue posts. The last time the fault made a major move, one side of the fault moved 16 feet relative to the other, in about a minute. I believe it is the ocean side of the fault, seen here in Point Reyes, California, that is making a move for the Oregon coast.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
In photography and in film making, the "crane shot" is often thought of as an image captured by mounting a camera on a crane. For me, the "crane shot" is a photo of the crane itself, one of the many recurring themes in my work, this one in service in downtown San Francisco.