Wednesday, January 10, 2018

February Art

For both the February art show and the CBC Aril art show, I plan to return to my favorite abstract creatures. I like them, even if no one else does. So, who knows, it all depends on mood and what the magic wand feels like creating. It is looking like these guys are the winners. There are two shows coming up--the Art Walk in February 23rd, and the Arts and Crafts show at the Cabarrus Brewing Company, April 21st.  The sole remaining question is whether I will enter these works in both, or only at the Cabarrus Brewing Craft show.
Ok, that question has now been resolved. I will not be participating in the February Art Walk, because the Arts Council has not been able to arrange the usual indoor space at the Piedmont Renaissance Center. Therefore, they are offering only outdoor space on the lawn by the Courthouse. And I thought . . . outdoor at night . . . in February.  Hmmm, what's wrong with that picture? So, no, I will not be participating. Too bad, cuz I think (unbiased as I am) that my collection, illustrated below, is a nice collection of abstracts.
Therefore, I will be showing these, plus a few more nature pictures, at the CBC Arts and Crafts show.

May Art

In reviewing my artsy stuff, I came back to some of my infrared art. Here is a collection I might offer in the May Art Walk, assuming I can get off my ass and print them.
They were all originally infrared images taken during the 1970s. I then waved my Photoshop magic wand at them to create the images you see. Most were images from the C&O Canal in the DC area. A few were taken while wandering in Maine. I especially love the IR bear, I titled "jailed".

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Art Walk Sometime

Who knows, I may yet display at another art walk, despite not being a real artist . . . they only like real artists at the art walk, don't you know.  But should I decide to fake it yet again ( Cabarrus Art Guild beware) I might show off the following pieces of my pseudoart.  Most are summery pictures I created fairly recently, except for the last picture, also recently created, which portrays a slice of cold weather. It's called "Frosty".

Thursday, August 24, 2017


Obviously, I could not allow the eclipse just slip past me without some commentary. Our neighbors Blaire and Jill were so kind to share their glasses with us, so we could actually view the eclipse. I also, decided to photograph the eclipse "through a glass darkly", or by viewing it in our pond.  Then, of course, there were those amazing shadows. They were a special treat. So behold.

Butterfly Magic

Butterflies  are magical creatures. They are so lovely with such glamorous designs that they almost make you believe in a creator. If it weren't for humans, a creator would seem almost plausible.
I captured a buttery cavorting amidst our lantana and could not resist showing her (him?) off. For your viewing pleasure.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Abstract Art

Abstracts are always potentially problematic, or potentially interesting, depending on your perspective. I like creating abstracts out of my nature photography. Whether the viewer likes them or dislikes them is the viewer's prerogative.
I created a set digitally (and this set I just modified somewhat) and I will now try to decide whether or not I should display them somewhere. It would seem that the Art Walks, my traditional display setting, may now be off limits for me, since the Arts Council no longer seems to have access to the Piedmont Center on Union Street. Generally, I choose not to display outside, but for the next Art Walk, even that option is closed, since all spaces are already taken.
Nonetheless, here are the digital images I might have displayed had I the opportunity. Whether I actually print these on canvas remains an open question.