Monthly Archives: May 2012

First Friday Raleigh- Holgarama photographs

VAE (Visual Art Exchange) in the Raleigh warehouse district, features select artists monthly in their Exchange Gallery.  This June, I will have to opportunity to display my unique Holgaramas photographs.  The film photographs were shot in various locations around the world. I have shooting with the Lomographic Holga camera for years.  For those unaccustomed to the Holga, it is a… (more…)

Painting accepted into Watercolor Competition

Yesterday absolutely sucked.  And that is the nicest thing I can say. So today had to be better, right.    I couldn’t possibly be living a real-life version of Flogging Molly’s “Worst Day Since Yesterday”, right? So today: 1.  My wife received her promotion at work.  Congratulations babe, I knew you would get it.  That is why I left a rose… (more…)

Faso- BoldBrush Painting Competition

I entered a photograph into last months FASO BoldBrush competition…. …and was in the top 15% of “liked” images. Now, this does not guarantee a winning painting, and the juried results have not been announced, but it does make me feel a little better about my work. Taking care of two children 5 and under, being the stay-at-home dad who… (more…)

Watercolor painting from photographs

Painting today is fantastic due to the wealth of information on the internet.   Interacting, and viewing works by fantastic watercolorists such as Alvaro Castagnet, Michael Reardon,  Keiko Tanabe,  Oscar Norblom, Sadhu Aliyur, and others inspire my watercolors. While it is cool to see finished paintings, I have always been drawn to explanations, or demonstrations of the painting process itself.  Watching… (more…)

Photography and painting

Phototgraphy and watercolor painting Are something I both enjoy.  In the right hands both are artistic, but involve different methods and approaches (not to mention equipment). After 13+ years photographing weddings, I have decided to halt my wedding and portrait photography business to concentrate on fine art painting- Watercolor, specifically.  I graduated University of Michigan with a BFA in Drawing/Painting.  … (more…)