Two B's. To Be. Or not. ©Carol Leigh
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Well, the alleged "goal" was to get some plants for the yard. But when I saw the trains, well, you know how that goes! Perfect weather, perfect companion, perfect subject matter. And we did eventually get the plants — three perfect azalea bushes. A good day. Maybe even perfect. ©Carol Leigh
Monday, April 22, 2013
I took a photo of scratched metal a few years ago and I find it's a "go-to" element in a lot of my photomontages where I want to add lines and texture. Both of these montages incorporate that same metal photograph. (Diane M., it's the background in that flower photo you have of mine.)
These two images are completely different, but I like the similar textures they have. The top photo contains just one photograph (my photo of the scratched metal); I drew the other elements. The bottom photo incorporates perhaps three photographs: a railroad car, a container, and (again) my favorite piece of metal. ©Carol Leigh
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Assembling California by John McPhee, and so I've got geology on my mind, apparently. ©Carol Leigh
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Fact 1: Reading can make you a better conversationalist.Re-blogged from http://rumputsantoso.tumblr.com/post/33551195476/five-facts-about-reading
Fact 2: Neighbours will never complain that your book is too loud.
Fact 3: Knowledge by osmosis has not yet been perfected. You’d better read.
Fact 4: Books have stopped bullets - reading might save your life.
Fact 5: Dinosaurs didn’t read. Look what happened to them.
I photographed an old leather book cover, burned paper, handmade papers, paint, folded papers, more book covers, and combined all those photos to create this landscape-ish image. I'm particularly fond of the "mountains" and the golden color and texture of the "sky." ©Carol Leigh
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
I spent a few days in Portland attending a Photoshop seminar as well as visiting a couple of art supply places. During seminar breaks and an early-morning walk around downtown, I shot a few quick images.
I like the contrast of stark metal with the softer rose in the center in the first photo. Spring has truly sprung as you can see in the second shot.
The top of a light post stands out nicely against the brick background building, and an unknown person glowers above a little cafe. Finally, just had to take a photo of the windows and curved architectural elements in the Convention Center.
What you don't see is what a wonderful dinner I had with Linda and Hugh H. at The Fishwife restaurant. Fantastic food with terrific people. Thank you both!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I've been working my older photos, working with new techniques, new materials, new inspiration, and then uploading the results to Fine Art America where, to my delight, sales continue to come in. Here's a selection of pears I uploaded this week . . . ©Carol Leigh
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Lots of heavy rain and strong winds these past few days, so a bit of yellow is quite welcome right now. I've been rummaging around in old files, doing some spring cleaning, and gathered together these four: A Peterbilt emblem found on an old bus in central California, a cute little dog face on a train car in Oregon, steps leading upward found on a railroad car in Jamestown, California, and a "DANGER POISON" label on a train car, again in Oregon. Wishing you all a bit of yellow (and no poison) in your life today. ©Carol Leigh