Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rose-Colored Glasses (Self-Portrait with Prisma Filter)


This image was inspired by two ocular events. On Friday morning, an eye test with contrast dye made everything look hot pink and navy blue for about 60 seconds. (Beautiful!) And then Friday afternoon, something in my eye but no mirror led to a (failed) attempt to use my iPhone instead, resulting in some very strange selfies.  But I kept thinking about that fleeting vision of the world in pink, so I cropped one of those 'selfies' to get this composition, and then applied a Prisma filter.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tree Tracery (With Prisma Filter)


Yesterday I posted one of my photos taken during of our series of three recent snowstorms, here north of Boston. I also made a version of the same image with my Prisma app on my iPhone.  The filter I used added some  pale yellow to the background, which I like because  I have often seen the winter sky look like that.  

Friday, February 24, 2017

Tree Tracery


Here north of Boston, we still have snow on the ground from three recent snowstorms, but we had warm weather today (65 degrees) and the snow will soon be gone.  So I decided I had better post some of my snowstorm photos. Back on Feb. 16th,  I took this photo from a second-story window. Today I cropped it to get this composition.  I also made a version of it with a prisma filter, and I plan to post that tomorrow. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Portrait of Us (As of Feb. 23, 2017)


I continued working on this portrait this morning. I am working from a vacation photo of this couple on vacation in Greece, riding a motorbike, and wearing helmets and sunglasses. Today I started by revising the shape of the man's helmet, and continued painting in the woman's helmet. And then worked on the background on the upper part of the canvas. I want the upper boundary of the helmets to seem to disappear into the background. This is true to the photo, where the tops of the helmets seem to fade into the bright sunlight. I also made some minor changes to the woman's face. To be continued. . . 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Portrait of Us (As of Feb. 22, 2017)


This morning I went back to this project. This is a portrait of a couple on vacation in Greece, riding a motorbike, and wearing helmets and sunglasses.  I am working from one of their vacation photos. I spent time working on the helmets, but there are still some things I need to correct tomorrow. I also worked on the background on the left side of the painting. There is ocean on one side and land on the other (apparently they are on a coast road).  I also made a few small changes on the faces.  To be continued. . . .

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Portrait of Us (As of Feb. 21, 2017)


I kept going on this project this morning. I am painting this double portrait of a couple on vacation in Greece. I am working from one or their vacation photos, showing them riding a motorbike along a coast road and wearing helmets and sunglasses. Today I started adding color to the both helmets, and added more color to the man's shirt  I also made a few changes on the faces.  Looking at the helmets, I can already see some things I need to change, but tomorrow is another day. To be continued. . . .

Monday, February 20, 2017

Portrait of Us (As of Feb. 20, 2017)


This morning I did some more work on this painting. This is a double portrait of a couple on vacation in Greece. My reference for the portrait is their favorite vacation photo that shows them riding a motorbike and wearing helmets and sunglasses. Today I started with by adding still more light to the woman's face.  I made some changes to the her shoulder, and worked on the man's shirt.  There is not much room to show the background, but I am indicating what little I can see in the photo (and in the reflections in the sunglasses). For the rest, I want to use the bright sunlight and reflections of the water to convey a sense of the place. To be continued. . . .