If you’d like to see any photo larger you can right click and open in a new tab or window, or just click on the photo and it’ll enlarge the image and you can scroll through the photos with your arrow keys. Push escape to return to the blog page.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Playing with photoshop again

The other day, I opened a few photos of mine, then played around with them in photoshop, layering them with different textures to create the images you now see below. If you'd like to see more detail on a photo, right click & open in another tab or window. That should enlarge them for easier viewing.

Jana, texture addict....

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Painting on a cloudy day

About 2 weeks ago we painted at Takena Landing, on the west side of Albany, near the 2 bridges that cross the Willamette river. I was lucky to find a location that ended up under one of the bridges - lucky, because of the threat of rain. I don't think it actually rained while I was painting, but we ended up cutting our lunch - critique - time short when fat drops began to fall!

Here's the view I painted:

I was attracted by that yellow tree across the river. When the sun came out for a minute, the tree blazed and was reflected in the river slightly.

Here's the scene with my easel & painting close to finished:

And here's just the painting:

It's pastel on canvas - a fun 4"x12" size I've also painted a few horizontal paintings with. Almost finished...

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Art Show and Reception

If you're able, it would be great to see you tonight at the reception. If you can't come tonight, please stop by sometime this month to see the show---there are a lot of great paintings, including 2 of mine!