Going Viral

“Viral” 3-dimensional found object assemblage

Little by Little
exhibition at Art Intersection in Gilbert, AZ.

I have been accepted to show at the Little by Little exhibit of small works at Art Intersection in Gilbert, AZ.

Al works have to be less than 12 inches in any dimension. This is a difficult gallery to get into, so I am overjoyed that my piece was accepted.

The gallery is located at 207 N Gilbert Rd # 201, Gilbert, AZ, 85234.  The show runs from December 4, 2021 through January 15, 2022.  Opening reception is December 4, 5pm-8pm.

Feeling Superior

Last weekend we attended the Mining Festival and burro races in Superior, AZ.

Superior is a town that has had its ups and downs.  Many times a ghost town, Superior is rising again.

The day’s events included a parade, live music, a beer garden, food tents and more.

We arrived early to get some photos before the crowds arrived.  We visited our favorite gallery, ate some fresh handmade donuts, listened to the music and had lunch at the Silver King. Continue reading “Feeling Superior”

Pleasant Valley Sunday

The “Angel Wings”

This past Friday, my good friend Dave and I took a trek through the Sierra Ancha wilderness.  Arizona state highway 288 begins near Roosevelt, at SR 188, and ends in the town of Young just over 40 miles away. The highway is mostly unpaved, and the scenery is breathtaking.

The beginning of the drive takes you past the Diversion Dam recreation area.  The elevation starts at 3000 feet, and steadily rises to over 6200 by the time you reach Pleasant Valley. Continue reading “Pleasant Valley Sunday”


Superstition Watercolor

Waterlogue is an inexpensive app for the creative types. $3.99 – cheap.

The app is available for PC’s and Macs, as well as iPhones and iPads. I use it on my Windows laptop when I want to develop digital artworks, or just feel like playing around.

For the student, it can help you learn how to translate scenes into watercolors. It will turn any photograph into a watercolor version. Of course it is no substitute for actually painting, but is a useful resource for getting ideas.

Free Graphics Program

PhotoPea is an excellent free graphics program.

Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, or use Photoshop for any reason, and want to be free of Abobe’s strangulating pay per month scheme, PhotoPea is a robust professional level graphics editing application.

If you are well-versed in Photoshop, then the learning curve is lean. One caveat, it is a web based application, so you must have a good high speed internet connection. Continue reading “Free Graphics Program”