Sunday, October 19, 2014

Foggy Sunrise

Lately I've been so overwhelmed that I leave photos on the camera for days.   This is highly unusual behavior for someone who normally gets to it first thing.  It's also not very helpful for blogging.  Sigh.  Friday morning, as you can see, was terribly beautiful.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall Walk

The weather has been so beautiful lately.  I can't resist sneaking in some extra walks.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Expressive Self Portraits

Images from this weeks Complementary Color assignment.  This remains my favorite color assignment and this group made some really nice compositions.  These are by two Samantha's and one Lindsay.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dutchman's Pipe

Longwood Gardens did have plants other than coleus.  And I did look at them.  I even took a few photos.  I haven't seen this Dutchman's Pipe before.  The flower is HUGE.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep up weekly studio posts.  I'm not sure if things are changing that much from week to week.  It's all part of the studio process, this uncertainty, not being sure. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Longwood Coleus

It's been about a year and a half since my last visit to Longwood Gardens.  It's been on my mind quite a bit lately, what with my coleus obsession and all.  And wouldn't you know,  Matt came home with two free tickets from a co-worker who bought extra on a groupon.  So Wednesday I took myself off to Longwood.  And did they have coleus??  Tons of varieties.  I actually got tired of photographing them.  Shame on me.  But I got so tired I could barely bring myself to take new photos when I stumbled upon another variety.  I may have even sighted one in the distance and averted my gaze.  I'm sure it's the effect of my lingering "you don't have pneumonia, you're fine, I'm sure the stuff you are coughing up out of your lungs doesn't exist now please pay me $35." 

These are some of the fantastic varieties.  I couldn't find name tags for the first two but the last three are "Coleosaurs", "Wasabi", and "Big Bob."  I love Bob.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Some Days

You know how some days you just do your job very well, really nail it?  Friday was NOT one of those days.  Friday was one of those days that started off well critiquing the Deconstructed Line Compositions and quickly descended into chaos.  The problem was that I decided to approach my negative space assignment in a new way.  I usually use cut paper and for reasons I will regret until some new disaster takes center stage I didn't.  The result was completely annoying and frustrating for everyone.  I promise NEVER to make this mistake again.  On the other hand my favorite Deconstructed Line Composition assignment delivered it's usual fun, including these works by Courtney, Kayla, Ryan, & Arron.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


The show just keeps getting more dramatic and more exciting.  I may have to go next Friday without my camera so I can really watch the show.  The viewfinder limits how I see the shows. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Andrew Piedilato

Andrew Piedilato is one of my favorite painters.  I've been spending huge amounts of time searching for images to share with my students.  I was very excited to come upon new work by this great painter.  I wish I could see them in person.  These images come from his website.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mallards in the City

It's been a while since I went out to take pictures just for fun.  In fact, as much as I love Heinz, my project there has been feeling a bit like a chore lately.  Of course I'm nearly into my 10th (really 11th since I got started in December last year) month of a year long project.  So it makes sense that I'm feeling a bit burned out.  So just for fun I stopped by FDR Park to see who was out and about.  Mallards were gathered together near a bridge socializing, preening, and diving for crabapples. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


For about month now I've been painting my coleus plants.  It's all very much still in the experimental stages.  I think.  Maybe.