Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I know I'm getting a ahead of myself, but I'm beginning to think about some art for a spring Art Walk in downtown Concord. Some "waterside art" seems appropriate.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas To All
From The Schmidts
to our loyal readership.
All three of you.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Old Salem

A recent visit to Old Salem, in North carolina, provided some wonderful pictures involving variation in texture. A few of my images are shown below.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Another candidate for the next February Art Walk, wherein I will show some black and white art. This one is one of our favorites from days gone by.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Taj

Looking over some of my digital art of the Taj. It remains one of the world's great masterpieces. Pictures taken at different times of the day, especially at first light and by full moon, and from different perspectives always reveals something different and intriguing about this magnificent site.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Some More for the Art Walk

A few more to add to the collection in my last posting below. These are all from the 60's. Some may make it into the next Art Walk

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Winter Art Walk

Winter is coming and soon another Art Walk in downtown Concord. Candidate art pieces for this show will be black and white from several different eras in the Artful Notes lifespan. Candidates include:

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fall Art Walk

Last night was the Fall Art Walk, and tree lighting ceremony in downtown Concord. Lots of people out and about. Many lookers, few buyers. To be fair, the absence of any ability at the Art Walk venue to accept credit/debit cards makes such sales almost impossible. Nonetheless a good time was had by all.  In addition to some calendars and notecards (one of which sold) was the following collection of Autumn scenes.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Life in Black & White

I used to shoot almost all my photographs in black and white and process them down in my basement. Now, I use color almost exclusively. But I am rediscovering black and white as another art form, with which I am comfortable. I produced my first calendar in black and white (for 2010) since my first foray at calendars with my old Epson monochrome dot matrix printer (circa 1986). This one, Nature Studies in Black and White is nice. Here are a few of the pics used in the calendar.