Want to have some fun with your iPad or iPhone? Starting next week, I'll be teaching a workshop at the Hill Center, on Capitol Hill, called "Apps for Artists," featuring the amazing photographic and image manipulation tools now available for these devices. It's scheduled for Thursday evenings, September 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 7:00 p.m. I hope some of you can attend.
Each session will begin with a demonstration of some of these remarkable tools, and then you'll get to try them yourself. We'll be using the iPad for the demos because that platform has the most apps and options, but many of these tools are available now for droids and other tablet formats, or will be soon. The Hill Center has WiFi, so you can download apps on the spot.
These three images are included in the Online Silent Auction for the Art League in Alexandria, VA. To learn more about this event, go to The Art League.
"The online silent auction of faculty work, the third event in our “30-Something” Summer Series, is only a few days away! We’re thrilled to present such a wonderful collection of works by our generous and talented faculty. Participating in the auction is a fantastic opportunity to own a masterpiece by a member of our talented faculty while supporting The Art League’s build-out at the Madison Annex. All proceeds from the auction go to fund the build-out project."
UPDATE: The auction is over, and was a big success. Many thanks to all who participated!
I entered these three images in the first-ever cellphone photography exhibition, “Phoneography,” at the Photoworks gallery in Glen Echo, MD, and I’m happy to report that all three were accepted.
"Triple Cherry Vortex"
It’s cherry season, so my Cherry Collection has been quite active, with new photographic arrivals and new finished pieces. The cherry on the right in the triptych is also a solo piece, a previous “Catch of the Day” titled “Cherry Goes Down a Wormhole,” although I’ve rotated and flipped it to make it work better in this sequence.
Camera: iPhone 4S, fussed with, corrected, and assembled in Photoshop
no filters or special effects.
"Primordial" from the Elements series
This is the same photograph as the last post, altered a bit. It was a really satisfying picture originally, and I could have just left it alone, but where's the fun of that? I'm a painter, so I started fussing with it. I stretched it, resized it, added more on three sides, adjusted the colors and levels and focus, took out a little rock, added several more, strengthened some areas, faded others out a bit, darkened some things and lightened some, worked a lot on the water and the stripes, made the front shape into more of a crawling reptile with faces on both ends, added other faces, highlights, and just had a jolly good time. Spent way too much time on it, but now I like it even more. Had it printed really big. Got to look at it for a long time, which is the part I like. Changed the name because of the creaturely aspect of the front shapes.
It's interesting how often there is an almost spontaneous evolution of images into something else. Some images have spawned whole family lines. Many more would like to.
Nancy Freeman has a decades-long fascination with digital art which she supports by painting portraits and teaching various art subjects. Right now she devotes most of her creative time to digital art because it's so satisfying.