Bluewater Shore – Four of Us

Wow, still hot in Southern California (over 85F), while there is already snow in Colorado and elsewhere in the United States. So featuring another of my summer inspired paintings from my artist book Bluewater Shore still seems to make sense to me. Similar to my earlier post about my painting Summer Gang, this is another... Continue Reading →

Bluewater Shore – Summer Gang painting

Another of my acrylic paintings inspired by my artist book Bluewater Shore. Similar to other paintings in this series, it is very representational with some abstract background elements. Obvious to me is my inconsistent rendering of the figures, but also why I consider this is more of a study. In retrospect I note that in... Continue Reading →

Bluewater Shore & summer’s end – Big Raft

picture With the passing of another Labor Day holiday weekend, it is always a nice time to fondly look back on the various summer events. Perhaps with the exception of this year, as with an out-of-control pandemic raging in America, this was anything but a wonderful summer. No family gatherings, vacation trips, celebration parties, exhibition... Continue Reading →

Book Gifts for 2019 Holidays

For those who are looking for a nice last minute holiday gift, I have a few potential books for you to consider; a really great gift idea for someone special who really enjoy a small edition book object to read and treasure. Good news: any of these books can be quickly arranged to be delivered... Continue Reading →

End of NYT Lens blog

  I just noted the tweet by PDN that stated the New York Times is ceasing (aka go on "hiatus") their photo blog Lens, which was started about 10 years ago. Perhaps the NYT wants to send out a trial balloon about stopping this blog to obtain the reader response to its pending demise; if there... Continue Reading →

Gabriela Cendoya reviews Bluewater Shore

Review 2017 copyright Gabreiela Cendoya, screen shot, Bluewater Shore copyright 2017 Douglas Stockdale Yesterday I woke to find that Gabriela Cendoya, a very well known photobook reviewer in Spain, has just published a review of Bluewater Shore on her blog GabrielaCendoya. Although she will on occasion provide a book review in English, the Bluewater Shore... Continue Reading →

Books at Arcana: Books on the Arts

Bluewater Shore, limited edition artist book (at Arcana), copyright 2017 Douglas Stockdale Yesterday I had an opportunity to meet with Lee Kaplan at his bookstore, Arcana: Books on the Arts, which is located in Culver City (CA) and present my three books; Bluewater Shore, Pine Lake and Ciociaria. I am now very happy to announce... Continue Reading →

Bluewater Shore – scaling up larger prints

Big Raft, Bluewater Shore, 2017 copyright Douglas Stockdale Recently I have been evaluating the enlargement of photographic images from Bluewater Shore beyond the 15 x 15" prints that I can make on my Epson 4800 printer. The idea was three-fold; what did this image look like in a larger size (kinda of obvious), if a larger print... Continue Reading →

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