Thursday, September 17, 2020

Hospital Point from Lynch Park (with Prisma filter)



Here's another image from yesterday's visit to Lynch Park.  We walked on the beach, and I took some pictures. This one shows Hospital Point in the distance.  Today I cropped the original and added a Prisma filter.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Rose Garden at Lynch Park (with Prisma filter)



We took a walk at Lynch Park today (here in Beverly, Massachusetts).  I took some pictures of the Rose Garden.  Later, I added a Prisma filter to one of the photos, and then cropped it to get this composition.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Hydrangea and Fence (with Prisma filter)



Yesterday's post was a photo that I took last week at Lynch Park, hydrangea near a weathered gray fence.  Today's post is the same image, but with a Prisma filter added.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Hydrangea and Fence



Last week, we took a walk at Lynch Park. That's where I saw this pink hydrangeas near a fence. I liked the way the flowers looked against the weathered wooden rails, so I took this picture.  I also created a version with a Prisma filter, which I hope to post here tomorrow.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Douro River from Dom Luis Bridge (Watercolor) as of September 13, 2020



I had a chance to work on this project today. This watercolor is based on a photo that I took last July during my visit to Portugal. Mauro surprised me with a walk over the Dom Luis Bridge.  (Photo reference is posted here July 25.) Today I added some details: the row of buildings along the shore on the Porto side of the river (on the right) and on the left, the rooftops of Vila Nova de Gaia, where the port houses are.  I added tiny flags and shadows of tiny boats, trying hard to keep the perspective. To be continued. . . .

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Douro River from Dom Luis Bridge (Watercolor) as of September 12, 2020



The last time I worked on this painting was September 1, so it has been a while.  Although the past few weeks have been too hectic to paint, I haven't forgotten about this project.  This watercolor is based on a photo that I took in Portugal last summer, during a walk over the Dom Luis Bridge.  (My photo reference is posted here July 25.)  Today I worked on adding some "landmarks" to make sure that I don't loose the perspective or the curve of the river as I fill in the scene.

Friday, September 11, 2020

World Trade Center from Empire State Building (with Prisma filter)




The original version of this image is a photo during a visit to New York City in 1988. I was taking a tour of the Empire State Building and I took a photo of the New York skyline. Although I have visited New York City many times (especially while I was living in New Jersey), I don't really have that many pictures of the Twin Towers. I have posted various versions of this one on September 11th. Gertrude Stein said that "there is no such thing as repetition, only insistence." And remembering this is the point. So today I returned to this photo, added a Prisma filter, and cropped it to give it an off-center composition. This image is a soft and sweet memory of an earlier time, before those towers fell.