As a young boy in the 1950's, my family visited a friend who had a painting hanging in their dark living room. I painted this from memory of some 55 years in the past... now it hangs in my collection but the prints are gorgeous.
I enjoy several aspects of art. Photography has been a life long friend starting when I was 12 years old, some 50 years ago. I'm a retired high school Instructional aide, instructing students in photography while we made the switch from film to digital. I now shoot Canon 1D bodies with 100-400 IS, 70-200 IS, 28-70 L, and use Canon ProGraf IPF printers. I live in the Pacific Northwest in an area rich with landscape scenery, bald eagles and Puget Sound fishing communities.
I am also a pastel painter and had my first work juried into our Pastel Society of the Pacific Northwest international competition, November 2010. I typically work on Wallis paper, Ampersand Pastelbord or Pastelmat. I under paint with turpentine and hard pastels or...
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