Thursday, April 13, 2017

Still working

As usual, not posting new images and not creating new images are totally unrelated. I've been working on photo based art images fairly steadily in the past few months, I just forget to share them. Mea culpa (getting to throw in a bit of Latin always elevates a situation.)

Thinking ahead to tourist season in the local stores that I supply, I've been revisiting some of my classic grain elevator images. Each version gets a number of different treatments in Photoshop as I work with it, something that is both a blessing and a curse as I can get very far down that rabbit hole. I've got a list of "new" elevators I want to shoot in the next few months, road conditions and weather permitting. As is common with my work of this type, the elevator and the background never met in real life.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Golden

I've been getting a few new images worked up from my extensive catalogue of images. I'll try to be a bit more diligent this year about posting work, but no promises. This one has travelled a fair distance from the original reference photo of one of the swans at the local zoo. I view my photos as the raw material for new works, rather than an end in themselves. I do love creating in Photoshop. 


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Trees/Window

Contrary to appearances, I do actually generate new digital/photo images on a fairly regular basis---I just forget to post them anywhere that they can be seen. I've been in tree mode in the past few months, and this is one of the end results. 




Thursday, May 12, 2016

Another horse one---

After not having done a lot of horse image work for a while, I'm on a bit of a roll these days. Here's today's effort, featuring my gelding Alpac, who also starred in the previous post on this blog. I can't ride currently, so it's nice to spend time with him in my artwork. 



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thoughtful


I spent some time yesterday revisiting an older image of my gelding, Alpac in thoughtful mode. Here is one of the end results. 



Friday, April 1, 2016

Ghost Elevator

Here's a newly assembled photomontage, combining one of the many good sunset shots I've gathered over the past few months with one of my grain elevator images. This is part of an ongoing series of "ghost elevators" from my prairie heritage series of images. 


Friday, January 29, 2016

By the River

I have a great love of trees, branches, roots and bark. At this time of year my tree shots are mostly about texture and shape, there being no leaves around Saskatchewan in January, but I worked up this image from a summer shot just so I can remember it won't be winter forever.

 This is is a photo that has been reworked/reimagined in Photoshop. For my art images, the initial photograph is just a starting point. I don't usually know where I'm going when I set out, but I do know when I get there.