My all-time favorite artists who use or represent water.Read More
I just got back from a road trip along Route 66. We drove down the coast from Oakland to L.A. so we could start the route at it's official end point, in Santa Monica. Then we drove Eastward through California and Arizona trying to travel the original route as much as possible, with only minimal side trips for the Cazabon Dinosaurs and the Grand Canyon.Read More
Documenting my artwork for over 15 years, I've come to the conclusion that photographing your own work is virtually impossible.
Something always goes wrong when taking photos of two-dimensional art. If the exposure is perfect the focus is off, if the focus is perfect the angle camera isn't perfectly aligned with the canvas. Tripods, remote shutter releases, and professional photo lamps help, but not enough. I went through a phase when I would haul my paintings outside onto the sidewalks of Brooklyn in order to use daytime shade, while all the pedestrians would stare and wonder what idiotic thing I was doing and why I was taking up their sidewalk space. I've even been through the harrowing experience of trying to remove glare in Photoshop - it just doesn't work.Read More