Friday, July 25, 2014

La Sauvagine

This is a photo that I took during a recent trip to Montreal. We stayed in Vieux-Montreal (the old quarter), right off Rue St. Paul. At times this street is filled with people, which is fun and lively, but hard to capture in photographs. But I took this picture during a morning walk when the street was fairly empty. This is a little restaurant called La Sauvagine (which means The Waterfowl). I liked its white walls, red awnings, and red umbrellas, so I took a picture. I edited this image in iPhoto and Painter tonight. I also used Painter to create a digital woodcut, which I plan to post here tomorrow.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Another Heart Shaped Box as of July 24, 2014

I went up to the studio at Porter Mill today and worked for a while on this collage project. This was once a candy box (Turtles, to be precise), but I am covering it with designs created from printed metallic ribbon. I have been working on the lid, creating purple and orange stripes. My design is showing up more clearly as I add more pieces of ribbon. I call this project "Another Heart-Shaped Box" because it isn't the first. Follow this link to see my first heart-shaped box project:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Heading North

Last weekend, we drove up to Montreal for a conference. I was in the passenger seat on the way, so I had a chance to take pictures of the scenery. We were running late, so there was no chance to stop. So as usual, I took pictures from the passenger seat of a moving car. Tonight I started editing some of my photos. This was one of my favorites, probably because those blue mountains in the distance remind me of home. I had to crop out the interior of the car, including the dashboard. Then I did some retouching and adjusted the exposure. I didn't realize I had the location function turned off, so I am not certain where this was taken, but I think it was in Vermont, about an hour south of Burlington.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Accountability Quartet (Illustration)

This is the third of three pen-and-ink drawings that I drew on July 19. I was working with a small sketchbook and a Sharpie in a hotel in Montreal. All three were used the following day as illustrations of a PowerPoint presentation (about accountability). I think these drawings are going to be used at another presentation at a conference in the fall; I hope to be able to clean them up a little first. But it seems that they were successful.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Accountability Tools (Illustration)

This is the second of three quick pen-and-ink drawings I did last night. All three were used as part of a PowerPoint presentation on accountability.

Designing Accountability (Illustration)

This is one of three quick pen and ink drawings that I drew in the hotel room. They are going to be used as part of a PowerPoint presentation on accountability.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Oak Leaves at Long Hill (Digital Woodcut)

I used Painter to add a woodcut effect to the image that I posted here yesterday. I fiddled with the controls to get just enough black to emphasize the patterns of the leaves and the tree trunk. I took the original photo on July 10, at Long Hill Gardens, here in Beverly, MA.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Oak Leaves at Long Hill (Posterized Photo)

Last Thursday (July 10), I posted a photo of oak leaves, taken at Long Hill Garden. (We were there to pick up our weekly share from The Food Project, our CSA.) I used Painter to create this posterized version of the same photo. While I was at it, I created a digital woodcut version, which I plan to post here tomorrow.