Birds Ascendant

It’s challenging and rewarding. You trip the shutter lots and lots of times to no avail. Birds move a lot, even when they stay in one place. They perch in the thickest vegetation. And when you try to get closer, they take off and fly away. Getting hooked on bird photography is a surefire route to frustration. But then… the moments of success are exhilarating. Wow! Look at that! My encounter with the “Angel of Death” osprey is a perfect example. I followed the bird from telephone pole to telephone pole for a couple miles at least, getting as close…

Jones Gallery for May

I have mentioned before that the Jones Gallery in Kansas City, MO, has become a dependable supporter of my work. Their May Group Art Show will again include two by me, both #ArchitecturalAbstracts. Although I usually seek to reduce or eliminate graininess when editing photos, I did the opposite with Checkered Past. It’s the Monroe Building, one of Chicago’s historic treasures that is regularly featured on the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House tour. Light levels were low inside, which tends to make for grainier photos, so I was partly just going where the photo seemed to want to go. But…

An Artist Co-op is Born!

Ruston Artisans, 203 W. Alabama, Ruston, is home and sponsor of a brand new co-op for artists. I am excited to be a founding member. As an active member, I’ll have space in the large back room of the gallery to display my art continuously. The inaugural display is called “Birdland,” featuring–you guessed it!–photographs of birds. I created a brand new large piece for the occasion: an 11×14 print framed 16×20 of the gorgeous Fiery-billed Ara├žaris (Pteroglossus frantzii), photographed on my trip to the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica in 2019. Of course, Louisiana has many beautiful birds. I began…

Brand New vs. Well-Traveled

First the brand new: a series of photographs tagged #SandAbstracts. I’ve been working on these since I got back from my trip to Dauphin Island in December 2020. I spent the entire last day I was on Dauphin Island hiking as far as I could go along the 10-mile beach that constitutes the west end of the island and was captivated by the interaction between waves and sand. Of the six or so images in the series so far, this is the first to be accepted into a juried show. The show is called “Sky’s the Limit.” It’s an online…

50@50

That’s 50 artworks at $50 each. It’s a show the North Central Louisiana Arts Council has put on for the past several years, and it has been quite successful. This year it is all online for the first time. Here’s a link to NCLAC’s new online gallery: 50@50 Show. What I mean by “successful” in this case is that people are often ready to snap up small works at $50 a pop! I just checked and this year’s offerings are selling like hotcakes. If you want something, better get on with it! I have two pieces in the show. My…