May 21st, 2013
For many years now, I have been creating unique images focused on nature and the natural world. I love working with colors, textures and interesting compositions. Visit my new blog/website to see more of my work.
March 15th, 2013
I have discoved a new technique lately that I have been having fun with. It is Reflections.
What I am doing is fairly simple but pretty effective.
Start with a photograph (any digital image) and Photoshop software. You might be able to use other software for this but I am specifically using Photoshop.
1. Open your photograph (or drawing) and duplicate the background layer.
*Always duplicate the background layer and the deselect it so that you don't inadvertently mess up the original layer.
2. Go to the Filters drop down menu and choose the "Liquify" filter.
*This will open a layer window that you will be able to modify the current layer with. Take some time and get to know the way that this filter works. It is really fun and you can just go crazy.
** depending on your computer this might be slow to work with. Start with small modifications and see how it works.
You can continue to work with this layer as long as you want.
Now you have 2 layers, your original and the one that you have just modified.
3. Select the modified layer and copy it.
4. Create a new document by using the File drop down menu and New file. Use the default values and paste the layer you just copied from your original file.
5. Go to the Image drop down menu, Image Rotation, Flip Canvas Horizontal
6. Then Select All, copy and go back to your Starting file
7. Paste the new layer on top of the original layer. Set the layer Opacity to 50%
You will now see a Reflected image. One that has the original layer and the new layer that has been flipped horizontally and is 50% see through.
The fun is in learning how to create the original layer so that when it is reflected back on itself it creates some magic.....
I have posted a photo gallery on Facebook that shows the original image I am starting with as well as the layers I am using to get to the final image shown above.
January 12th, 2013
Date: January 12, 2013
Location: Confluence Gallery
Description: January 12 - March 15. Mystery artists exhibit a multitude of small works, each 10x10, $100. Reception: Saturday, January 12, 4-8pm.
December 30th, 2012
I have a variety of photos hung in the Twisp River Suites guest rooms.
If you are in Twisp Wa, this is an excellent place to visit and enjoy. The suites are brand new and very comfortable as well as reasonably priced.
December 30th, 2012
I have 4 photographs on display at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp Wa. http://www.confluencegallery.com
They will be on display at least until January 9th 2013.