Well, sort of. Art On West doesn’t open until May 23, but I am shipping my first photograph of the season. A woman who was in the gallery last fall saw Autumn Ridge and she said she thought about that photograph all winter and decided she had to have it. Quite a compliment! So, a 20″ x 24″ framed Autumn Ridge is leaving for Minnesota this afternoon.
Printing and framing this morning is certainly making me anxious for the season to start. (Ask me about the season in late September though. October can be brutal.)
An online gallery of limited edition photographs can be seen here.
Adobe Illustrator is a great program for working with vector graphics. Essentially, that means images created from defined lines and shapes while the more common type of image on the web is raster or pixel-based where each dot of the image is defined.
In the past most of my work in Illustrator has been converting photographs to vectors or using the pen tool to trace a hand-drawn sketch that’s been scanned into the computer. I’ve recently started learning a different technique called shape building in which you buildup a complex shape by combining simple basic shape. You can combine, add, subtract, and distort these shapes in an amazing number of ways.
Here’s a recent attempt at using shape building. I call it Island Sunburst and it’s inspired shape of the Porcupine Islands by the sunrise over Frenchman Bay.
This is more of a test than a serious post. I’ve install the WordPress app on my iPad, connected it to several sites, and now I need to test it.
I made the hand-drawn illustration while playing around in Adobe Ideas and thinking about a logo for this site. I decided it wasn’t the style I wanted for the site, but it does make a good image for this test.
This site is my personal blog. I’ll post random thoughts, non-Maine photography, non-photography creative efforts, and anything else that happens to catch my attention.
I’m not sure how active this site will be. Only time will tell. If you’ve been around the Internet for any length of time, you’ve seen very interesting sites arise and then fade away quickly. I can’t promise that this will be interesting, nor a site with lots of content, nor a site that’s around for a long time.
I’ve wanted to do this project for a while and this year it’s getting off the ground. I do hope it has a long flight and that at some point I have a good idea where it’s going. You know what they say though, it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. I believe that’s true!