I was going through ‘old’ images and found these. They started out as Ektachrome slides … I took a miniature scalpel to them under a magnifying glass and scratched along the lines. There is a choice of when you stop and which lines you highlight… that’s the art choice. Some of the colors in the scratches are from the emulsion peeling up and partly remaining.
I did a 4′ x 8′ painting of the Mustang and put it on the door of my garage. I left it there when I left. Always thought about going back to see if it is still there 30 years later.
There is a local group of photographers that meet once a month for “Print Night”. Needless to say, it lost a little with the transition to Zoom-based. Just before the Covid closures, a local gallery associated with the Port Townsend School of the Arts (also a sponsor of Print Night), scheduled a month-long exhibit of the work of the Print Night participants. That got cancelled.
The show has been re-scheduled for January-February 2021 and is currently open. A total of 18 photographers submitted work. It’s a great exhibit and shows the wide range of photographic interests in our small town. When print night was ‘live’ instead of virtual, I remember often coming home so wound up with inspiration that I couldn’t sleep for hours.
The three photos on this page are my images that they accepted. I printed them with archival materials (using my Epson P800 on Epson Hot Press Bright), Crescent Bright White mat board, Nielsen frames and museum glass. (My framing philosophy is that if it is your best work, treat it that way.) The rectangular prints are 14″ x 18″ framed to 20″ x 24″. The square is framed at 20″ x 20″.
These are the Ellis and Sharon, tugboats that were on duty for the Olympia Harbor. I occasionally do colored pencil renditions of photographs. This was one that I liked particularly well. The photo (below) was taken from my kayak.
I had a friend share a photo or two that he took with his iPhone using a filter that was fairly well hidden in the depths of the iOS. I started playing with that and he suggested another app (Visionn) that I used to take this image of a bouquet.
This is totally different than what I have been working on, but I found it a lot of fun. More on this later …