Bluewater Shore – Ferry Crossing – Acrylic study

Another month, another painting. For a while now I have been working on some representational studies inspired by my artist book, Bluewater Shore. These acrylic studies are not large, about 16 x 16" on rag paper. After a break of almost twenty years from painting, I find that getting my brush stokes, layering and color-mixing... Continue Reading →

Diary; July 14th, 2020

Yesterday, July 14th, I took another long hike down into Arroyo Trabuco to work on my pandemic project, or should I say, the series of artworks that coincided with the start of the COVID-19. This urban landscape photograph was made at the start of my journey and part of my ten-minute rule to become creatively... Continue Reading →

National Camera Day 2020

National Camera Day was actually yesterday, but I had a full schedule to work on, thus while taking notice, I had to defer writing anything about it. In thinking about it this morning, I realized that this might be an opportunity or a two-fer, part illustrating my favorite film rig in action and second riffing... Continue Reading →

Getting out side with some film today

I took a short break-out walk with the camera and some expired 120 film today. First time out with a non-digital camera since the California COVID shelter-in-place order in early March. While wearing my mask, of course. Since my pro-lab was shut down, sort of lost my inspiration to shoot film if I could not... Continue Reading →

Military munitions may be present…

At the start of this year everybody in my neighborhood received an ominous packet from the Department of the Army, Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The letter from the U.S. Army, as well as the enclosed pamphlet, were printed in both English as well as Spanish reminding everyone that we... Continue Reading →

Photo Creativity 101 – the 10-minute rule

Have you ever gone out to take photographs, whether to the beach, park, or just a walk around the block and come back and realize that for all that time you spent, you did not take one single photograph? You might be thinking you have photographers-block, similar to writers-block or artist-block; encountering a blank slate... Continue Reading →

Hope (during an ongoing pandemic)

Thus my fifth in a series of diptych mini-posters (fourth, Dreaming was published here), and this one reaffirms my hope for the future. I am one of those positive guys who looks for silver linings and attempts to make lemonade when handed lemons. Okay, we also have a really great lemon tree in the backyard that... Continue Reading →

Dreaming (during a pandemic)

With the rough edit completed for my China project I am starting to attempt to resume a normal life...during a pandemic. sigh. Thus my fourth self-affirmation diptych mini-poster (third was published here) about a subject that seems to come up often for me, dreaming about what I might be doing when everything gets back to normal.... Continue Reading →

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