Dock Walk

Dock Walk

The Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor, home to a marina clustered with various watercraft, and a lighthouse in the distance.

Red Barn

Red Barn

This idyllic barn, nestled nicely behind the fence near La Honda, California, is one of my favorite scenes on the road to Half Moon Bay and Pigeon Point.

MorningGlory

MorningGlory

A mundane, fence clinging Morning Glory, still surviving the 100-plus degree weather of early September, offered this finessed “Picasso-like” piece.

Field of Gleams!

Field of Gleams!

The green space meadow adjacent to our abode provides endless facets to capture sunset and dusk scenes and convert them to artsy paintings.

Meadowcation!

Meadowcation!

This finessed sunset shot of the meadow adjacent to our residence showcases the splashes of violet flowers that dot the rapidly growing meadow grass; while gnarled branches and scrub bushes complement the scene.

Meadow Lark

Meadow Lark

This nostalgic, twilight scene awakened childhood memories as I witnessed the children cavorting in the meadow, awaiting what, in my day, would have been the inevitable shriek from mother to come home immediately!

New Orleans

New Orleans

A return trip from Florida in 2010 featured an impulsive detour to famous New Orleans! In the bar to the right, I shared the world’s supposedly strongest drink, a Hand Grenade, with my daughter! The humid heat set the scene for a lifetime memory.

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

A return trip from Florida in 2010 featured an impulsive detour to famous New Orleans! The humid heat set the scene for a lifetime of memories, including the celebrated Bourbon Street.

New Orleans Street Scene

New Orleans Street Scene

My return trip from Florida in 2010 featured an impulsive detour to famous New Orleans! This typical street scene is presented in an exaggerated artsy way to convey the ambiance of the famous, historic city.

Sand Lot

Sand Lot

This finessed photo was sourced in 2004 in Hudson, Florida. I was always enamored by the sun’s angle. Although the quality is degraded, I still feel it is worthy of display.

Harbornating

Harbornating

This Finessed Photo was sourced in 2004 in Hudson Florida. I was always enamored by the sun’s angle. Although the quality is degraded, I still feel it is worthy of display.

A Dear Friend…

A Dear Friend…

We shared many meaningful times together in her rustic home in Woodside. I think this artsy version of the original shot captures the ambiance at the time.

Granary

Granary

This somewhat mundane shot taken some time ago in Morgan Hill, California was finessed into an exciting if not compelling scene recently.

Peaceful Pasture

Peaceful Pasture

This sunset scene of a rural Northern California pasture conjures memories of content, grazing, happy horses.

Pony Ride

Pony Ride

Pony Ride The above 2003 shot from the San Mateo County Fair rekindled memories from Sacramento's Land Park Zoo some sixty years ago!

Autumn Ablaze

Autumn Ablaze

This scene conjures a kaleidoscope of nostalgic memories. It was the neighborhood park adjacent to my condo when I lived in San Jose.

Vineyard Vision

Vineyard Vision

While attending a silent auction at a nearby winery, the sunset bathing the vineyard across the street, caught my gaze and resulted in this brilliant sunset.

Quaint Kitchen

Quaint Kitchen

This idyllic kitchen conveys the Christmas season during which I was privileged to visit, and eat homemade pie covered with fresh cream!

Daffodil Thrill

Daffodil Thrill

Daffodil Hill invites the uninitiated to embrace its seasonal wonder and charm. This finessed photo captures the essence of the famous destination just east of Sacramento.

Sunsational!

Sunsational!

No words needed to describe this “Sunsational” scene of my condo entrance!

Jeff Watercolor

Jeff Watercolor

In 1975 I painted this watercolor of my son, using a print from a portrait taken at a local portrait studio.

Mount Shuksan

Mount Shuksan

In 1961 I painted this oil of Mount Shuksan. I used a small photo in a magazine as my source. I had recently discovered that I could reproduce a subject quite accurately. It was then that I moved from paint-by-number to painting my own scenes. This was in color.

Boiler Room

Boiler Room

I shot this scene with a 4x5 camera in a timed exposure as an assignment in Photography Class at Sacramento City College in 1964. Who knew decades later I would come to love photography, but more than that, love finessing photos into works of art!