Tuesday, September 30, 2014

still playing at painting ...

I'm still painting ... trying out different "techniques"
and find I have gotten into a quite a water mode.

Photo taken in 2004 in Portugal painted in the style of Van Gogh
Photo taken in 2005 in San Diego with chiaroscuro style lighting.
Photo taken in 2013 in Greece painted in oil.

last, but not least, and quite different from the seascapes ....

Photo taken in 2006 of a stream in Ucross (WY) painted with pastels.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Paint program?

I'm trying out a new "painting program" from my favorite software developer Topaz Labs.
This is a totally new direction from what I currently have by them,
and I'm still trying to decide whether or not to purchase it.

The program allows me to choose numerous styles, brush strokes and size,
amount of paint, opacity, lighting direction, canvases and canvas size.

Impressionist style
Oil paint style
 The photos were take at a cutting event at the end of August of JC and Joel Carson.

Friday, September 26, 2014

What a difference a few days can make ....

I was out of town four days
and was amazed to see how so little time
could make so much of a difference!
Fall is definitely in the air!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A burst of color ...

In a blink of an eye we went from summer to fall.
The garden courageously hangs on
as the roadsides and fields burst into color!


Monday, September 08, 2014

Monday, September 01, 2014

Hints of autumn ...

I drove to Moriarty on Saturday to watch of Carson family compete
in the cutting event and saw touches of fall along the way.
Or at least I consider yellow flowers that bloom along the roadside and
crisp, clear mornings as the first signs of autumn!

Below are the originals before I started rendering!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Evening time ...

I had just finished watering the patio, the sun was setting,
and I loved the play of light/dark on the geraniums.
So I grabbed my camera and took a couple of quick shots ...

(Photos have been rendered with Topaz filters)

Monday, August 18, 2014

UPdated Manisota Key ....

For the first time I didn't take a camera on my trip.
For the first time it was wetter then usual.
Yet it remained a glorious, relaxing trip.

(All photos were taken with an iPad rather then a camera, edited in PSE & Topaz)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Clouds rolling over the foothills near sunset ...

I was at my sister's this evening and there were beautiful could formations
rolling over the foothills.  Of course I didn't have my camera,
but I did have my new iPad with a camera I'd not yet used ...
and a new app called "Waterlogue".

This could be fun!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A family affair ...

spring branding at the
Sierra Blanca Livestock Company

the grandkids at work!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Boot Heel ....

In the southwest corner of the state
there is an area called the Boot Heel
bordered by Arizona and Mexico.
Fabulous wide open spaces, 
and some of the most beautiful views in New Mexico!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mandarin Orange Monday ~ #87

It's been awhile, but wanted to touch base with Lori's Mandarin Orange Monday!

Urban Jungle

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Watching the Sunrise

Lady, a 5 year-old cat and Tufts, a 9 month-old kitty (who is almost as big as the cat)
watching the sunrise from their cat condo in the office.

Monday, March 17, 2014

A magnificent sunset

Spent a few relaxing days at Joel's ranch in Hope and started downloading photos this weekend ...

This was the sunset as seen coming down from the north pasture to head back to the ranch with Joel.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Saturday, February 08, 2014

change ....

The autumn inspired piece stayed up well beyond its time.

Now that we are approaching Valentines Day, I wanted to share a rose.