Portland, Oregon

I just returned from a very long trip to Portland, and I snapped a few pics for the website. As always, if you have any comments just let me know on my MySpace or LiveJournal.

I like old signs, especially the faded ones on the sides of buildings:

I also have a tendency to experiment with photos, here are a couple of duotones and one that’s a little more involved:

I also had a lucky shot at the local wildlife with the slowest camera on the earth:

Finally, here are a couple of other architectural shots. … Read the rest

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Fun with Photoshop: The Big Adios

I don’t always get to just experiment and have fun with Photoshop, and tonight I had a chance to so I ran with it.  This takes the place for tonight’s sketching, something I’ve been trying to do every day.

The images below are for possible use with the great site The Big Adios (or at least their MySpace).  Visit there if you haven’t been yet.

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This Week’s Art: Arnold Böcklin

Here’s another week of art commentary, please let me know your thoughts on the art or other comments, and I will be posting this on my MySpace as well.

This is Arnold Bocklin’s Self-portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle (oil on canvas, 1872). I like alot of Bocklin’s work, and I’m becoming a big fan of the Symbolist movement as well probably because of his work.

There is a nice sense of story to this piece, especially in the man’s interest in what the spectre is saying (or playing on the fiddle).… Read the rest

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