It is not often that I finish a photo in black and white, but some subjects just look better that way. Below are some images I shot recently then converted to black and white:
Come down from your royal wedding high yet? Me neither. I have been processing and uploading my Windsor Castle images for the past week. Fun stuff, but the one problem with digital images (especially highly valued vacation ones) is that there are so many things you can do with them that it is tough to decide on only one look. The retouching itself can go on and on, not to mention the finishing touches. Below is one example of what I mean.
In celebration of the mania surrounding the Royal wedding, I have decided to make available fine art prints of my best shots of Windsor Castle. They are available now on my Fine Art America galleries at https://bit.ly/2rFpZSa Below is a sampling:
Here is a fun sketch from my sketchbook that is now in the collection of the Brooklyn Art Library in New York.
Two detail images of the beginning stages of a large painting I have started recently:
Two shots of a few of my paintings in the latest exhibit at a community center in Scott Township, PA:
Here is a shot of my latest, newly framed pieces for the second solo exhibit I am doing this year:
Couple more of my photos of Blenheim-
Here are more of my photos of Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
While my original oil painting “Mini-Helmet Commemorative edition” remains in my collection, it has been selling in print format in various sizes on Fine Art America. Here is a link to the latest sale.
There is only one thing better than spending time in an art museum, and that is visiting a great country house in England. Blenheim is one of the greatest of the great country houses and a visit there is an extraordinary experience on many levels. Natural beauty, history, architectural delights and fine art abound! Blenheim was built in the Early 1700s as a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill, after he lead his British troops to victory against the hated French in the battle of Blenheim (on German soil). By the way, “Blenheim” – as in the battle of – is pronounced just how it looks “Blen-Hime”. While the great country house named after it “Blenheim Palace” is pronounced “Blen-NIM”. Why? I a not certain, but below are some shots, to whet your appetite for the next few posts. Cheers!
Here are some photos I shot inside the National Gallery London. Unfortunately for me the Caravaggio paintings in their collection were not on display at the time. I did however spend a lot of time looking at masterpieces by my other favorite artists such as Diego Velazquez, Rembrandt, J.M.W Turner and John Constable,
On a recent, first time holiday to Britain I went to the National Gallery London. Twice. For multiple hours. And it was not long enough! The National Gallery sprawls across one end of Trafalgar Square. In fact the main collection is housed on one floor, so it kind of has to sprawl I suppose. Sure makes it easy to get around without climbing stairs. Below are some pictures I shot in Trafalgar Square.