Friday, August 11, 2017

City of Brotherly Love (Digital Woodcut)


My previous post was a photo of the Philadelphia skyline, taken during our recent road trip.  This post is the same image, but with Painter's "woodcut" effect added.  So here's another image of the City of Brotherly Love.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

City of Brotherly Love


We drove through Philadelphia on our recent trip. We were stuck in traffic so I had plenty of time to take pictures.  I edited the original version once we got home.  The City of Brotherly Love.  We could all use a little more of that, so I am posting this tonight.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Koi Pond (with Prisma filter)


During our recent trip, I saw some beautiful koi fish in our cousins' back yard, in New Jersey.  I took some quick pictures while we were there. Later,  I used the  Prisma app on my iPhone to add a filter, then cropped the result to get this final image.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Cut Glass Vase with Dried Flowers (Pastel Still Life)


I drew this pastel still life sometime around 2002 to 2004, when I was part of an informal drawing group here in Beverly, MA.  I may have posted this drawing before, but I am not sure. This drawing has been around.  I think it used to hang in a small apartment we had in Newark, NJ. Then I gave it to my mother-in-law to take to Florida.  But I recently saw it again when we stopped in Cincinnati to visit our niece and grand-niece.  It's always fun to be "reunited" with an old drawing or painting.  I wasn't sure if I had a picture of it, so I took one.  So here is a (very unlikely) souvenir of our road trip. . . .

Monday, August 07, 2017

Tall Grass in New Jersey (With Prisma Filter)


I used the the Prisma app on my iPhone to add the "disco" filter to my photo of tall grasses in New Jersey.  I like the way the filter brought out the pink in the flowers and made the blossoms stand out.  I created this digital image today (August 12) but I am using time travel to catch up with my blog posts.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Tall Grass in New Jersey


I took this picture on August 2nd in Mount Laurel, New Jersey during our recent trip.  We checked into a motel the night before, and in the morning, I wanted to take a walk.  The only option was a stroll around the (large) parking lot but around the edges I found a bit of nature.  I love the tall grasses with bright pink blossoms, so I took a picture.  I also used the Prisma app on my iPhone to create a version with a filter, and that will be my next post.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Basket of Begonias (with Prisma Filter)


The previous post was a photo of a hanging basket full of orange and yellow begonias that my daughter recently picked out for our yard.  This is the same photo but with a wild and crazy Prisma filter applied.