Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

More Art

I've been painting more and making ColorSplash versions of the paintings.
I've made a lot of prints to frame. The prints come out better than the computer screen reveals, but this gives some idea of the process.









Sunday, October 30, 2011

A New Take on Fall Colors

From my backyard: Before and After Color Splash.




Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Creating a Series

FX Photo Studio enables you to create a series with photos. By applying different filters to your photos, you can creating different effects with the same basic image. I've been applying this to some of my paintings. Here's an example of the original plus several other versions.







Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Pics






I have doing some painting and then take picture of the paintings and applying various photo filters. It ends up creating some interesting effects.

Monday, July 04, 2011

The Fourth in Ypsi






A piece of Americana, the 4th of July parade. The weather was beautiful, and the crowd was happy. The parade lines up near my house. I took some pictures as the paraders were getting ready and then went into downtown Ypsi to see the results. A lot of volunteers put in a lot of time to make something like this go. Sure, it's a small parade, but you gotta admire the organizational effort it takes.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

More Photo fun





I've taken a bunch of photos of several of my paintings. Then I run the photos through Instagram which overlays different filters on top of the photos. So, this has become a way to multiply the art from a single creation. There's the original painting and then versions of photos from it. Each one can become its own artwork. Here's a few more examples.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Color Splash



This is an interesting app for the iPhone (and iPad). You can place color into a B&W photo. Actually, the app transforms your color photo into B&W. Then, wherever you touch the photo, you "wipe away" the B&W overlay, revealing the original color. You can move and enlarge the area you are working on for greater precision. Not bad for 99¢. I took a picture of my friend's bongo, and here's a picture of a child and birthday cake.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Spring Flowering





After mowing the backyard, I took out the camera to catch up with some of the progress of spring. A lot grew this week. Here's a sample from around the house.


Saturday, May 07, 2011

Spring Colors




Nothing fancy in my backyard yet, but I wanted a symmetry to the titles, since I used fall colors and winter colors before. Spring is making its advance. I mowed the lawn today for the first time in 2011 and got the patio furniture out.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

More Instagram





Well, when I'm on a roll, may as well keep going. More photo fun with Instagram.

Fun With Instagram





I came across a new app that will transform photos into different styles and let you share them in various ways, called Instagram. Take photos with iPhone and apply different styles to them. Here are a few including myself and some of my artwork. It creates new art out of old.