Friday, June 15, 2018

"Touch" - an event at Float Light as part of Art on the Town

Today I am presenting a show hosted by Float Light as part of Art on the Town.  It's called "Touch" and offers original art on touchable "canvases".  I will have scarves, bags, pillows, blankets, image cubes, cards, prints and will be presenting for the first time my new "Centers" series. Come visit Float  Light on College Avenue tonight between 5:00pm and 8:00pm!  Below are some of the images I will be using.  What have they become?

Thursday, June 14, 2018

More Then Merry Album Cover Art

Today More Then Merry releases their newest CD at Rock Garden Studios. I am happy to share that I was asked to do the cover art! I'm so honored to have been asked to be a part of this and would love to do album covers again.  Since all of my work are in squares, I have quite a few images to choose from.  Here is the cover for No Ceiling by More Then Merry! Congratulations on the release!

About the Picture: This photo was taken as the sun was setting at Calumet County park.  I was intrigued by the golden hour light on the one tree so I laid on my back and took the photo. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

In Camera Watercolor Filter

My Sony NEX that I've had for over 5 years has this really fun app to do in camera filters.  My favorite is the watercolor filter that automatically changes anything I take into a watercolor.  Here are 4 of a flowering tree that I did using the lens.  The only editing  is a crop to put it in my usual square format.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Step by Step - Centers

Centers is a series I'm working on that starts as a photo of a flower that I took.  I then transform it using a couple of editing programs. I like to imagine the finished product (without the white) in the center of a vinyl or on a cd. Here is my latest from start to finish:

Here is the original photo.  My camera has an app that allows for an in camera watercolor effect

and now for the kaleidoscope

Next step is a circle "frame" of white to tie into the series and to get hide the undesirable corners.

and now for a lens flare to again to tie it into the series, but also as a focal point to draw the viewer in.  I also adjusted the frame to clean it up.