Explorations

Epidaurus Greece
Dreaming at Aesclypian Temple, Greece

Being around so many creative artists, I feel drawn to exploring with different media, not just photography.
Sometimes exploring means a journey inward instead of to another continent. A dream, a vision, a painting, can become the passport stamp. Exploring can be traveling to Greece with Jungian therapist and dream tender JoHanna McNamee and going on an inner journey of dreams and visions.
Exploring  means painting with abandon or making a clay mask on a hot summer day.
Exploring means combining photographs, paints, fresco to create an image.  Here are some still-wet experiments with different media such as gel emulsion transfer, fresco, painting, and clay, using photographs and Photoshop as a basis.
Exploring can also mean going to the edge of our known understandings.  An example is “The Next Level of Living,” a short video about a man dying of a malignant brain tumor and how it transformed him, his family, and friends.

Currently I’m exploring audio portraits about enduring relationships.

Arches National Park, Utah
digital image of Arches, Utah

digital image of Arches, Utah

I have galleries of mixed media images called Alternatives-Mixed Media.
Also, check out the work of mixed-media artist Peggy Doig.

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Alternatives

Over the years I have been exploring ways to manipulate images.  Some of these are through photoshop alone.

Some combine alternative mixed media, which  include photographs that I have digitally created, paintings, gel emulsion transfer, or fresco.

These are some ways I am exploring by manipulating images in photoshop.

I created this explosion of lizards from a photograph I took of a collared lizard at a Mesa Verde, CO parking lot.

Arches National Park, Utah
digital image of Arches, Utah

Check out my gallery of mixed-media/alternative work, which includes images digitally manipulated in photoshop as well as gel emulsion transfer images, enhanced by handpainting, clay images and fresco.

JoHanna McNamee gives workshops in clay figure and maskmaking. Sedona artist Peggy Doig gives workshops on mixed media. See her website at essence-studio.