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Rural Decay on Colorado Highway 83

Rural Decay on Colorado Highway 83

| May 28, 2011

I have had my eye on this old house for a while. I am not sure who owns it or anything about its life but I always glance at it when I drive by. This place sits on a ranch about five minutes from my house a ways back from the roadside fence. I found […]

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“Autumn in Central Park” – Oil Painting

“Autumn in Central Park” – Oil Painting

| December 29, 2010

What kind of person hosts a challenge and never participates? I have been bad so please forgive me! Here you folks have been doing the work month in and month out and I have been sitting on my duff. My conscience got the better of me this month so here is my submission for December. […]

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Spread Your Word with Portfolio Cards

Spread Your Word with Portfolio Cards

| November 10, 2010

I decided that if I am going to hand out business cards I might as well hand out my work. I call them portfolio cards and I got them from Moo.com. Moo lets you print as many as 50 different images on the front of your cards and a single image on the back. The […]

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HD Video Postcard from Santa Monica Beach

HD Video Postcard from Santa Monica Beach

| November 1, 2010

While I was in Santa Monica last summer, I shot some HD video with my Canon 5D Mark II DSLR. Since I needed an excuse to start learning Adobe After Effects I thought I would create a short video postcard for you featuring some of the footage from my three-hour stint on the beach. The […]

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Build a Canvas Frame for your Masterpiece

Build a Canvas Frame for your Masterpiece

| October 31, 2010

My friend Janell in Minneapolis contacted me recently to see if she could acquire one of my pictures to commemorate her anniversary trip to Venice. She wanted me to surprise her so I ended up preparing an 11×14 print on stretched canvas of one of my favorite Venice gondola shots. To round out the presentation, […]

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“Hay at the End of the Day” Oil Painting

“Hay at the End of the Day” Oil Painting

| July 31, 2010

Hope you are are having a great start to the weekend! Above is the final of “Hay and the End of the Day.” All I really needed to do was work the foreground. Frankly, it was a an experiment. I first laid in dominant tones with oils thinned with odorless mineral spirits. I then proceeded […]

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Hay Painting – Session #1

Hay Painting – Session #1

| July 25, 2010

Above is the result of my first painting session on the hay bales landscape. It took about three hours. I decided that the first step would be to lay in the sky in so I could work the trees into it while everything was wet. I used a ton of colors in the sky and […]

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Hay Painting Sketch – With Help from Photoshop

Hay Painting Sketch – With Help from Photoshop

| July 24, 2010

In this post, I thought I would make an effort to show my process for setting up a painting. This is by no means the only way – just my way. I first start by generating the image I want to use as a photo reference. Working in Photoshop, I then size the image to […]

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Santa Barbara Barn Oil Painting

Santa Barbara Barn Oil Painting

| July 18, 2010

Photography one day and painting the next. All the makings for a perfect weekend! I will admit that today’s painting was inspired by Perry Brown. Perry has painted some great pictures with old barns in them and when I saw this one off of Highway 101 near the Santa Barbara wine country, I thought of […]

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Michelangelo Highlights – Was he telling a story?

Michelangelo Highlights – Was he telling a story?

| July 17, 2010

Before breaking out the brushes for my weekend painting project, I want to share a bit of information I gleaned while reading about the Florentine painters of the Renaissance. When I know I will be sitting on airplanes, I like to plan beforehand how I am going to make the best use of my time. […]

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