Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Learning to Paint

I started oil painting last fall after I was fortunate enough to be given some oil paints.  It is something I always wanted to play with.  This is one of four I managed to sqeeze time in for before the snow fell.  I am looking forward to spring and learning more and more.

Oil on Canvas Board
5 x 7

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

From the Days of Slides

I believe these were all shot on Fuji Sensia 100, although I also used Provia and Velvia as well. They were scanned on an Epson 2400.

"Low Tide"
Canon A2, 24mm, Fuji Sensia
This was shot at Five Islands Provincial Park
Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia during low tide.

Minolta X-700, 100mm Macro, Fuji Sensia
I followed this butterfly around the milkweed blossoms for half an hour before finally getting two shots. Hand held from about four feet away.

"Pink Lady's Slipper at Sunset"
Minolta X-700, 100mm Macro, Fuji Sensia
Taken shortly before sunset on a still, autumn evening in Muskoka, Ontario