Monday, January 25, 2010

"Snowstorm" pastel painting, another hidden image landscape

When I made this one I thought I was being relatively realistic....... well I might have exaggerated the colors just a tiny bit. So it came as a surprize to me the first time I heard that people couldn't make out what it was.
In case you're having trouble with it, it's just a simple study of the trees off my back yard during a snowstorm. I just loved the lighting on that particular late evening and was trying to capture it in pastel.

This pastel painting has been exhibited at The RACC Gallery in Rome, NY and at MadArt Gallery, Hamilton, NY this piece is available for purchase.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Untitled watercolor abstract painting - another hidden picture

Hiding landscape images in abstract paintings was fun, but I felt that it was getting too much the same, so this watercolor is a more intimate scene. I think it's really obvious, but have also gotten feedback that it was of something completely different than my original intention. So I don't want to spell it out in words. Tell me.....what do you see?

This piece was exhibited at the Kallet and is in a private collection.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Engagement Photos

The challenge of portraiture is to show the personality of the subject or in this case the couple. Kaysie and Lee are fun and adventure seeking souls who love living in the Adirondak Mountains. So a very chilly outdoor shoot was definitely called for. Here are a couple of my favorite shots from that day.

Leaning against the tree where he proposed, verbally and graphically.

And in Black and White (and red) by a nearby stream.