Category Archives: digital paintings

Getting Serious

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Rosemary’s House 2017 I first heard about orchids when my high school girl friends would speak dreamily of receiving an orchid corsage from their prom date. That corsage meant that the boy had asked the girl to  “go steady”.  And back in … Continue reading

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Rainy Day in Dongchuan

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Yunnan Province, China, 2005 School children carrying umbrellas make their way to school. I used some of Topaz Labs software to color this and Nik Filters to give the squiggly look. And I used Alien Skin’s Exposure X. If I … Continue reading

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On the Edge of the Sahara

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Mali 2005 We stopped at a small village on the edge of the Sahara. Most likely we needed water. The villagers came out to stare at us as we stared at them. This woman wore a nose ring and I wanted her … Continue reading

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Street Scene in Kochi

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Kochi, Kerala, India 2009 A group of young women wearing colorful saris sauntered through a street in Kochi. I stood on a balcony above them. I felt happy that I had a bird’s-eye view of a colorful scene. But my … Continue reading

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Yellow House with Umbrella Pines

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Rome, Italy 2015 I still love the vintage poster look. It makes me happy. I used Topaz Simplify to get this look after I had adjusted the colors and changed the gray sky to blue.  

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Koi

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U.S.A  San Diego, CA 2017 I spent nearly a half hour shooting the koi as they swam about their pool at the Japanese Garden in Balboa Park. Their colors and the way their shimmering bodies formed different designs made it … Continue reading

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The Ribbon Dancer

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Beijing 2005 She stood near the entrance of the Temple of Heaven and practiced her art. She “flew” long colored cloths through the air, making designs and weaving her body in and out of the flowing silks. I shot this … Continue reading

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Boats in Bombay Harbor

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Bombay, India 2009 I used almost every one of my plug-ins to get this look. The boats had white interiors and hulls of plain blue or red. By adding colored filters, my own or Topaz Textures and Topaz Glow, brush … Continue reading

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Emulating Bobbie Goodrich

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Gujarat, India 2009 I watched a Topaz Labs tutorial by Bobbie Goodrich in 2011.  I was so impressed that I looked for a photo to practice on and this was it. You can still find that Topaz Tutorial on YouTube if … Continue reading

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Kaindy Lake Three Versions

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Kaindy Lake, Kazakhstan 2016 The white trunks of dead birch trees dot the emerald water of Kaindy Lake like so many candles on a birthday cake. I got a couple of ‘straight shots’ and then spent the rest of my … Continue reading

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