Category Archives: art exploration

With Light We Create

This is the first post I’ve added since 2015! I’ve done so many others things since but are my images better? Maybe not. Certainly this image is as ordinary as they come. But it has a hallmark of what I … Continue reading

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Using Real-Life Textures

“This is my drawer full of knickknacks, my personal gewgaws, here rendered in sepia as if to dilute the sinfulness of a hoarder tendency! What is creativity but the raw discovery of new uses for the familiar, turning junk into things of beauty?” Continue reading

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Composition and Viewpoint

“For how can we reflect the vastness of the universe within our finite selves? Artists hint at this infinity by showing that vast, unspeakable Whole in something conspicuously small.” Continue reading

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Vectors and Beyond

“Analog and digital can combine in the same piece. I can start with a digital camera, move to the computer, export out and add analog elements, then back again to the computer—back and forth and in and out, ad infinitum if necessary.” Continue reading

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Graphic Arts

It’s humbling to realize that after almost eight years I am still discovering major things about my interest in visual representation. I started thinking I would edit digital films (videos, we used to call them) before getting sidetracked into still … Continue reading

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Simplifying Lines and Color

“[Art] is reality from which are abstracted what the artist does not consider essential to the image and and the use of reality as a launching-off point for adding the artist’s own vocabulary for expressing his or her inner vision (or feeling) in the image. Continue reading

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Sunset and Steel and Glass

Just that bit of orange sky punctuating an image dominated by glass and steel and the composition looks to me like abstract art in that structure, line and color rather than content are what the image is about. Why do … Continue reading

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