9/2. Some new works of art. James Lee Burke writes wonderfully nuanced tales of murder, mayhem, the difficulties of forgiveness, and the turmoil of having been in Viet Nam. His main character is a sometimes yes, sometimes no policeman living out a constantly problematic life in Louisiana -- a place Burke gives real life to. No one is all good, but the villains are always worthy of their fates.
These are images I took 2, 4 ,6, and 8 years ago. I applied acrylic paints to them using a variety of 'applicators', none of which was a brush. As attached as I am to the original images, I am happy about changing them -- I think the colors and the angularities make a sort of delicate curtain you need to look through in order to get to the original idea. I also like the way the paint works as an internal framing device, playing up as well as down some of the high points.
These are some new images. I manipulated the color saturation on 5 of them, and used an HDR program to create the 6th. I like the mood in these, and I think the over-saturated colors add to the mystery inherent in the mask.
More from the Faves. Three handcolored and one mixed media. Two Indian women -- I shot the woman-on-the-right's wedding. A one-of-a-kind photogram using a kid's toy and some glass sheets. Rhododendron blossoms. The Kid's baby pictures -- giclee print and acrylic paint.