A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower

I’ve driven across the US many times and in the process I’ve developed some photographic obsessions.
Hay Bales.
Grain Silos.
Water Towers!

This is one I captured in Cisco, TX. cisco_inspo_750

See the fingerprints in the lower left?
I used the photo as reference for this pastel:

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Cisco, TX, pastel on paper, 33 x 22″, available

Do you have road trip obsessions?

Joining in with
Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly challenge. Check out her post here.

Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Vacation 2020

I’m setting the intention that I WILL return to Seattle in August to take part in the Superfine Art Fair! I’m in the fair, I’m super ready for a fine road trip.
Will the fair happen? Will gatherings of “more than X” be allowed? Fingers crossed!
Photos from a Seattle road trip in 2017:
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1_weedIMG_3257See more of the trip here.

This is my response to Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly Photo a Week Challenge. This week’s theme Summer Vacation 2020

The Art of Art

It’s another weekly challenge from iScriblr, her theme this week is ART.

By now, if you’re a regular here, you know this site is all about the art — the art of trucks! (haha).
I have a lot of blogs, with different angles on my many interests (here are ALL my links). I started this blog to learn WordPress, in anticipation of changing my art website to a WordPress platform. Mission (more or less) accomplished.

My latest art (promotional) activity has been focused on art fairs, since I no longer am with a gallery.

I took the trucks to The Beverly Hills Art Show two weeks ago and didn’t sell any. Boo.

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read more here

This week, I’ve been working on an application for the Luxembourg Art Prize and uploading my work to Saatchi Art. I’m concentrating on my 2014 On the Edge: US series and have been updating all the images in a new desktop version of Waterlogue [I was comped a copy for being a beta tester]. This new version has been great for my road trip photos, since I like need to edit them and I am able to do a much better job in Photoshop vs editing on my phone, which I currently do for the trucks.

Here is an example:

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US77 Texas — original unedited photo

Painted in Waterlogue
US77 Texas — original washed out Waterlogue. Early version of the app and before I knew what to do for better results.

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US77 Texas — today’s iteration in Waterlogue

I guess I’ll be getting back on a virtual road trip.
I have scads of road photos to process!
And yes, I have a road trip blog!

Mile 227

Every commuter’s dream — an empty freeway.

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Mile 227, Pastel on paper, 28 x 38″, 1997

This piece is in a group show at the newly relocated TAG Gallery.
The Grand ReOpening Reception is tonight, Saturday, May 20, 5-8pm.

TAG Gallery
5458 Wilshire Blvd
LA, CA   90036

Reproductions are available here on Society6 [I receive a small commission].