Minneapolis Bridge at Night

October 13, 2011

This image is based on a photo from the Minneapolis theater near the river during intermission. The distortion of the roadway is intentional, I thought it added to the interest and keeping the eye. My studies of the same bridge without the distortion did not seem to capture the same interest level.

Feeding Ducks in the Park

January 12, 2009

Usually I don’t work on this type of subject matter for artwork. This is my son showing a great interest in the ducks at McKinley Park in Sacramento. The light and colors attracted me to this scene. I may have overworked his head and left arm but this is pretty much what I was trying to accomplish.

Jason in the park

Hiway to Nowhere

January 8, 2009

This one is based on a photo I took in 2002 outside of Reno Nevada. I was driving toward Pyramid Lake and once outside of Reno’s city limits on a two lane road I quickly realized I was in the middle of nowhere. Instead of panicking I resorted to taking a picture. Up until now doing something with the image was on my “to do” list. Please don’t tease me about the six years of not doing anything. Actually I had several unsuccessful attempts and I kept throwing them away.

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Merry Christmas To All

December 25, 2008

Thank you everyone for such a great Christmas season. You have all been so wonderful to me. Here is the view of my Christmas tree early this morning before everyone woke up.

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Santa Clara University Concert in the Mission

November 17, 2008

The university’s orchestra played beautiful music inside the beautiful mission and it was a terrific combination. This pianist is a student at SCU and he was a crowd pleaser. Lucky for me, my niece plays in the violin section and got me a front row seat for this view. This was an evening to be remembered.

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Just Published – Venice Grand Canal Oil

November 10, 2008

This is about the most famous view of Venice available. Most everybody that comes to Venice takes a picture from this spot and I see it on television all the time. With that in mind I  feel comfortable issuing a new version of my work this time as an oil motif. Lately I’ve been going back to revisit my earlier digital work. What do you think? Should I leave well enough alone?

My reasoning for going back is my techniques and skills have grown over the years and this picture is a favorite.

Venice 58 v7

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Sunflowers and the table

November 7, 2008

This is from the same series as the pitcher view of sunflowers. This time I heavily edited the busy background of this shot to highlight the table, pitcher and flowers. Soon I’ll be showing here the before and after photos of my work because so many ask “How did you do that?” or “What did the original picture look like?”

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