The Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor, home to a marina clustered with various watercraft, and a lighthouse in the distance.
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.
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!
The green space meadow adjacent to our abode provides endless facets to capture sunset and dusk scenes and convert them to artsy paintings.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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…
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.
This somewhat mundane shot taken some time ago in Morgan Hill, California was finessed into an exciting if not compelling scene recently.
This sunset scene of a rural Northern California pasture conjures memories of content, grazing, happy horses.
Pony Ride The above 2003 shot from the San Mateo County Fair rekindled memories from Sacramento's Land Park Zoo some sixty years ago!
This scene conjures a kaleidoscope of nostalgic memories. It was the neighborhood park adjacent to my condo when I lived in San Jose.
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.
This idyllic kitchen conveys the Christmas season during which I was privileged to visit, and eat homemade pie covered with fresh cream!
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.
No words needed to describe this “Sunsational” scene of my condo entrance!
In 1975 I painted this watercolor of my son, using a print from a portrait taken at a local portrait studio.
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.
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!