Small Works Are In

‘Tis the season for small works. Lots of galleries stage small works shows about this time of year because small works of art can make special but affordable gifts. They are fun to make as well. Mine are typically prints that range in size from 5×5 framed 10×10 up to 7×7 framed 12×12. The Kansas City Stockyards Gallery invited Ladies of the Night and 5th Position for their Holiday Small Works show. Ladies of the Night is from my trip to Cost Rica in 2019. These elegant “ladies” are wild orchids called “Lady of the Night” (Brassavola nodosa). They were…

Traveling Landscapes

I actually do not shoot a lot of landscapes. Details tend to draw my eye. You might say I don’t see the forest so well because I’m so enamored of the trees! But occasionally “the big picture” wins out, and I come up with a landscape worth sharing. I’m standing on West End Beach photographing the westernmost end of the town of Dauphin Island about a mile away. It has been a long day of walking. Indeed, I walked far enough that I was completely out of sight of these houses for a long time. Hours! Were they real, shimmering…

New OL & in KC

Not to be mysterious.., OL means “online” and KC stands for Kansas City, of course, and I’m in shows both places this month. I love my new series of #SandAbstracts called “Tracking Tide,” begun a few weeks ago with a series of images from a visit to the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Thus I am particularly delighted to have one of these pieces accepted into an international juried show. The show is called “Emptiness”; you can see it here. My piece is on page 4 of the show in case you want to go straight to it. Here’s an excerpt…

There’s something about the light on Dauphin Island. It’s luminous. I laugh when I say that because, of course, all light is “luminous.” That’s kind of the very definition of light. But, still, the light on Dauphin Island is a special kind of luminous. And that light, interacting with the palmettos… The one above is a Cabbage Palmetto, but there are several kinds on Dauphin Island and they all seem to interact gloriously with that wonderful light. This photographer feels like a kid in a candy store when I am there! Palm Psalm has already been in a couple of…

Textures+

Everything has it. Artists love it. Throw in “patterns, forms or shapes” and you have a recipe for a diverse, colorful show. Las Laguna Gallery of Laguna Beach, CA, has put one together. You can see it here: Textures, Patterns, Forms or Shapes. My piece in the show, Lotus Fractal, features texture and pattern. Here’s how it came about: I was walking the boardwalk portion of the Pintail Wildlife Drive in Cameron Parish, La. one October day. The wetland the boardwalk traverses features large fields of American lotus (Nelumbo lutea), and I have spent many a summer day photographing the…