Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Living in a Tiny House - A Tricycle House

Tiny Houses are much in the news these days. I love to look at pictures of houses people built themselves on a trailer base for only a few thousand dollars. While I admire the principles of consuming less, I don't think I could live in that small a space. Still, I like to dream. Here is the ultimate tiny house -  Tricycle House. Do you think it will catch on? It is expandable and two can be joined.

If you want to see more pictures, check out this link.

Design in Red and Pink with a Little Green

Do you like to play around with your Photoshop or other software? In doing so I came up with the idea to create a cutout design on a photo then put it on a colored background.

Here is the cutout design.

Here is the design on a color. 

From there you can put the design on different colors and then put those blocks together like this. Don't you think this would make a nice design on a card or a bag?

Try this for yourself. The possibilities are endless! 
Maybe cutout the colored block and place it on a photo.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Art at Shattered Pallette Gallery in Putman, CT

The opening reception for the show "Winter" at the Shattered Pallette, 156 Main Street, Putnam, Ct had a large turn out in spite of the bitterly cold weather. It was a chance to visit with other artists and potential customers. Christinia and James did a wonderful job on finishing the interior of their recently opened gallery

Here you can see some of the guests. There are two rooms in addition to this main room.

I am standing in front of my five pieces in the show. The unframed one is printed on canvas.

Some of the other artists who work I viewed that night are Edward Santos, Aline Hoffmann, Christinia Hammon, Steve R. Veilleux, and Roy Cordova.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Reflections in Yellow and Green

Doesn't everyone love reflections? Sometimes, like in this photo, they are abstract art. 
This seems to shimmer.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Winter Art Show at Shattered Pallette Gallery in Putnam, CT

It is exciting to be getting ready to enter a show at The Shattered Pallette, 156 Main Street, Putnam, CT. The theme is "Winter."

The opening reception will be January 22, 2014 from 6:00 to 10:00. This gallery is the project of Christina Hammon, a talented artist in her own right, and her friend, James.

Here is some of my art that will be in the show.

 "First Snow"

 "Winter's Portal"

 "Soft Touch"

"Evening Sky"

Friday, January 10, 2014

Land Conservation - Joshua Trust in Northeastern Connecticut

The pictures made at the various Joshua Trust properties have been put on display at the Willimantic CT Public Library. The photos were taken by Marcia and Wayne Kilpatrick and Nancy Hoffmann.

Joshua Trust protects over 4,000 acres of land in northeastern CT. Check out their home page here and their various properties here. These properties were either donated to the Trust or purchased by the Trust.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cat in the Covers

There was a reason I couldn't get my bed made. See that dark spot?

 Maci did not wish to be disturbed!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sunflowers on Stripes

It never ceases to amaze me how many new photos can be created from one original. Considering how many backgrounds can be added and how many color variations and patterns there are, one photo can equal thousands.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Wild Turkeys at the Bird Feeder

These wild turkeys decided to share with the small birds and woodpeckers. They check out the feeder several times a day.

Turkey for Dinner

Don't you just hate it when someone marches up to your front door and announces they have arrived for dinner? He was lucky not to be the dinner!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

"Red Pennsylvania Barn" included in art show

My photo, "Red Pennsylvania Barn" made the cut to be included in the online art show, Seasons. It is in the Photography and Digital category.