Friday, June 28, 2013

Nude Oil Sketch

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

Year Of The Hare

The Year of the Hare has come and gone, again.  My painting, above, hangs on a wall in San Francisco, awaiting the return in 2023.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


"Poise", is the image of the day.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Durable, Up To A Point

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

Real To Abstract

A digital photo of the Atlantic, gone abstract.  I may put this one on my wall.

Joy And Happenstance

I often miss the chance to capture video, glad I seized the opportunity here.  I find it often a joy, especially when water is involved.  Who knew that the star of the movie was ready to enter and exit, as if on cue.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Body At Rest, For Now

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

Crane Shot

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.

View From The Top

A particularly cheerful looking tower viewer, this one perched on site at Coit Tower in San Francisco.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if machines brought only happiness and well being?

Art On Walls, San Francisco

I am always especially pleased to see my art hanging on walls.  This work, "Countenance", is hanging on a wall in San Francisco.  If only he could turn his head slightly to his right, he would see a spectacular view of the city.