Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Me and My Dad, October 91 (with Prisma filter)

Found this while looking through photo albums for more mountain images to paint.  I cropped this out of one of them (at the Broadmoor), and added Prisma's "Aqua" filter.  Wish there had been more time with him. 

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Still Life with Apples and Honey (Drawing replay video)

I recently posted a digital drawing that I made for Rosh Hashanah. I used the Procreate app on my iPad, which captures a video replay as you draw.  But this time, for some reason the replay stopped a bit too soon, before I had finished the drawing. I kept on drawing, but the video replay didn't capture what I was doing. Maybe I accidentally turned off the video replay switch while I was drawing.  I was disappointed, but I decided to just use iMovie to combine the unfinished replay I had with the finished version of the drawing. Things go wrong In art (and in life), but the question is "can I fix this?" So here is my imperfect video, repaired for Rosh Hashanah, a good start for the new year. 

Friday, September 15, 2023

Still Life with Apples and Honey

Sending this out to wish everyone sweet days ahead, and to say "Happy New Year" to those celebrating Rosh Hashanah. I drew this digital still life on my iPad with the Procreate app

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Together (Double Portrait)

Here is the final version of the double portrait, finished earlier this week.  It is now on the way to its new home in Tennessee, and should get there today.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Art in Transit: "Pencil Sketch for Double Portrait" and "Together (Double Portrait)

I took this photo yesterday, just before I packed up the painted portrait for mailing, and also tucked the pencil sketch into the package.  Now they are both in transit, on the way to Tennesse

Monday, August 28, 2023

My Dad at 21 (Rescued Photo)

This photo of my father was among a batch of pictures given to me by my Aunt Celia, a few years after my father's death.  I keep those photos in a little album, and this picture is usually inserted into the front of the album, to serva as a cover.  I was looking for a picture of my father today, and decided to take this one out of the album and scan it in to the computer.  It's a nice photo, this point had lots of deep cracks and small marks. I decided to see if I could rescue it.  Once I opened the image in iPhoto, I was able to fix the marks and small cracks, and once that was done, it was possible to enhance the contrast a bit. There is not much information on the back of the photo: just Feb 11 1929, Hy.  So my father was 21 at the time. I don't know who took this picture -- I wondered if it was my Uncle Ike. Possible, I guess, but it seems unlikely that they would have already known each other.   In any case, the photographer did a great job. It's nice to have this portrait of my father as a young man.  I am posting this today because he was born on August 28.