Sacramento river #1
The Sacramento river is majestic. The river’s size is rather impressive. In normal times, it can accommodate several large ships at once. And of course, the main feature of the Sacramento river is the water. As you would expect, since it flows downstreams of numerous mountains, there are many good fishing points. This time I’ve only made a portrait photo of the river, but I think it has a good composition.
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Maui scape triptych
This is the second article in a series I plan to do on the art of Lyle Ritz. Ikebana #2 is one of my favorites. The triptych format seems only possible by mounting each panel on separate stretchers that are attached to each other. I think that the triptych format is very effective for this piece, It gives you a…
Lake tahoe solo
This photo was taken on my solo art trip to lake tahoe for winter break. It rained the entire time which made everything extra beautiful. This is a photo of “Pine, Bamboo and Plum.” I liked how all the lines seem to meet at one point creating this perfect vortex.
76 Rodeo, CA.#1
with its rolling hills and majestic oaks, looking south toward the Pacific Ocean. As you can see from the series title, “Ikebana”, this piece is modeled after a traditional Japanese flower arrangement using a California native plant called Oso Easy as my focal point. Using a variety of Nihon-ga (Japanese style) painting tools, I’ll show you how this was made.…
This picture should be called “Ikebana-zakura” (ikebana cherry blossoms) instead of Ikebana series. The picture itself is a demonstration at the Ikebana show in Hiroshima, Japan , and this was painted by a man named Kojiro Yoshida, a master artist belonging to one of the most prestigious Haiku group in Japan. Ikebana is a traditional form of Japanese flower arrangement.…