I wrote in a recent post about my interest in manipulating my photographs to make them look like paintings. The sample I included was a skyscape. I like skies. And water. Skies would not be skies without clouds. I could look at clouds all day. The photo above is another skyscape. It is a combination—aContinue reading Sunset Photo Manipulation
Photo manipulation has a long history, beginning not long after the creation of the first photograph (1825) by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. Anyone interested can read the history at Wikipedia. I recently became interested in manipulating some of my photographs to make them look like paintings. I tried various methods of applying paints and inks toContinue reading Skyscape Photo Manipulation
You may, like I do, have stretcher bars normally used for stretching canvas waiting to back your next canvas. But have you ever considered using those bars to stretch paper instead? Here’s an easy technique for stretching watercolor paper with those bars—a technique that has many advantages over other ways. One, it avoids the awkwardContinue reading Using Canvas Stretcher Bars To Stretch Watercolor Paper
A little sketch in watercolor when I should have been writing. Sometimes the mind needs to switch gears. Now, I have a book to finish writing.
My first job was selling the Grit newspaper on weekends. I was 9. During that time I began selling greeting cards for a company that advertised on the back pages of my favorite comic books. I made enough money to buy a bicycle and a pair of roller skates. I used the bike to helpContinue reading Giving