the artist's statement

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye" from THE LITTLE PRINCE. When people ask me "WHAT KIND OF ARTIST ARE YOU?"... I tell them, I am a painter ... they ask "OH oil or watercolor?".... I say, neither... I paint with light ... they give me a strange look.... IF I have the time and I think they are really interested, then I clarify... I use a camera and a scanner as a starting point, and then where it leads me I never know ... the end result may be a light capture from my scanner, or a manipulated photo, using many different computer enhancement tools including photoshop...... sometimes I create something that does not even look like anything recognizable. Then sometimes, I use mixed media.... mixing a printed inkjet picture with maybe a magazine transfer using wintergreen oil, or adding paint, or using sandpaper to rough it up the end I have something original that never existed before.... just a splash of pixel dust.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

foggy morning

Three different versions of a photo I took this past Spring up in the mountains of North Carolina ......

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

dandelion wind 2

another in my dandelion dreams series.... a fast shaking of the camera at slow speed and a fast F stop of some dandelion seed pods, with some post processing using Topaz filters, produced what you see here...... the method I used gives it a windy kind of feel I think .....

dandelion wind

part of my dandelion dreams series ...... this is actually a composite of some dandelion seed pods with deliberate movement of the camera at a 1second exposure at F32, and a another shot of some blue aster like flowers which also were taken with a very shaky camera at a slow speed and fast F stop.  I then  funked up using Topaz filters and Photoshop filters ......  after two hours of  trying different combinations, I hit on this one as a keeper...