Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ranchos De Taos Church

Here are a few more images of the Ranchos De Taos Church taken on Kodachrome during the Summer of 1976 and scanned in on the last day of Sept 2010, About 34 years later.

Back View
Bell Tower

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ranchos De Taos Church - Window View

I discovered a box with some of my early slides. This image is from a 1978 Kodachrome slide taken of a Window View of the Ranchos de Taos Church. I did a watercolor of this image that still hangs in my parents Fredericksburg, TX home.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Drawing from the Galleries: 2 Texas Sculptures

These two drawings were done during the Dallas Museum of Art Center For Creative Connections Drawing from the Galleries Class. We were in a special exhibit of Texas Sculptures from the collection. Our group was small this week, one person decided to stay and draw on invitation by our leader.

Leadbelly by Michael Owen, 1943. Drawn in white pencil on black paper.
Ode to a Cotton Picker by Evaline Sellars, 1953. This sculpture reminded me of the style of Modigiliani.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cardboad Constructions at the DMA

Last night in the C3 Studio, Jill Foley led a project in Cardboard Constructions. We first went down to the African Mask exhibit for inspiration and then returned to put our ideas into cardboard. This is what I created, as inspired by a Antelope Mask fron the back wall of the exhibit.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Rock Art 2

While my thin section images are natures' 2d art, the magnificent boulders at Enchanted Rock in Central, Texas are the sculptural equivalent. They remind me of Serra core steel and Henry Moore Bronze Sculptures. For scale notice the dog peaking over the main rock on the right.

Rock Art

I have been going through my archives and scanning some old negatives. In this post I go back to 1985 and present the images I took during my Geology Thesis research in Big Bend National Park. These rocks were from the McKinney Hills in the East Central part of the Park. As part of my thesis I had to cut and create thin sections whereby I essentially glued a transparent section of each of my samples onto a glass slide. When the final transparent thin section is put under a microscope under plain, and under polarized light. The dark image with color was taken under polarized light.

I think of these as natures abstract art. Look at the colors and textures in these images. I have posted a gallery of many other slides in this Rock Art Gallery.

Mr Beamon

A few weeks ago Mr. Beamon Ashley passed away. I had posted about it on my website,, from a scanned print. I have since found the negative and re-scanned and am reposting this image. I did not know Mr. Beamon until he was like what you see in this image. I met him about 1997 or so when he would come to most of the Area 24 Cutting Horse shows. I visited with him many times and heard stories of all the horses he had seen cutting in their prime.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Layered Scanning of transparencies


Equals a unique layered image:

I was scanning some archival transparencies (slides) and a Discovered that you can overlay slides in the scanner.