Dead Flowers Society

If there was such a thing, I would be a member. Because dead flowers are beautiful, really! Here’s one: I really don’t know what this flower looked like when it was fresh. Very pretty, I’m sure! But.. what character it has now, its silver gray curls streaked with charcoal and touches of peach peaking through! The red stem is a different dying plant, and another thing I have noticed: Colors tend to intensify when a plant is going to rest for the winter. This piece is in the July Group Show at Jones Gallery in Kansas City, MO. They invited…

Over 50?!

In age, that is. Yes, indeed. Occasionally a show comes along that seems to have been designed with you in mind. So it was with “Second Half,” a show for artists over 50. I didn’t hesitate to apply. The show has two components, a gallery show and an entirely online show. My piece, From Which Hope Springs, is in the virtual show. Click here. The Second Half – 50 & Older is the work of Las Laguna Gallery, 577 S. Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA. It will run through July 31. In their invitation to apply for the show, the…

Birds & Blooms

Birds & Blooms opens Saturday, June 26, at Ruston Artisans on West Alabama St. in Ruston with a reception from 5 until 7 p.m. Box Leangsuksun is featured artist. I am delighted to be a supporting artist, along with Jeff Perot. The show should be a tour de force of, well, birds and blooms, of course. Leangsuksun travels the world to create his extraordinary nature photography. Perot and I represent a more local perspective. That being said, for this show I have prepared a few pieces featuring the exotic birds of the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rice, which I visited…

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…