Self Portrait with ‘Leave Door Open’ Sign

I almost left the doctor’s office without taking a picture of the sign. It’s not the worst door instruction sign I ever saw. The worst one read: “Keep Door Closed at All Times.”  I’m on the lookout to photograph that one if I ever see it again. This one almost qualifies to be entered into […]

Now What?

I get in a creative rut every now and then. I can’t seem to think of anything new to paint or draw. Sometimes, looking at my books about art by my favorite artists, and essays by knowledgeable critics, gives me a boost. What I seek from my readings and reproductions of art from the masters, […]

Mother and Son Standpipe

Another in a continuing series of fire suppression equipment photographs I came across this lovely pair of standpipes during one of my morning walks. The thought of kinship between them immediately came to mind. Mum is standing over the little squirt, as if protecting him.

Core of the Matter

I took to the back porch with the passion fruit (see posts for previous passion fruit encounters: Passion Fruit Still Lifes, Passion Fruit Revisited). The fruit was so delicate, it almost collapsed in my hand. Even though I had an idea of what the insides look like by ripping it apart, I was hoping to […]

Passion Fruit Still Lifes

I walked by the passion fruit vine again this morning. I couldn’t resist the delicate orange ovoid fruit, so I took a couple with me. In addition to its nearly perfect egg shape, its tendrils came very close to circumscribing perfect circles in the air (hard to see in the still life below, but it […]

Passion Fruit Revisited

The passion fruit vine strangling the Japanese maple tree (see Mystery Flower) is a short distance from my house. The other day, the normal, green hue of the bushy vine was dotted with orange. On closer inspection, I saw that some of the fruit that had been green, were now orange. Here are a couple […]