Thursday, July 16, 2009



Penn Station, morning commute.

Seth at The Altered Page has gathered collaborators who will look at older work ("Burried Treasures") and display one. I have spent some time today looking back at old posts and I realized how my work has transformed.

Here I am choosing something from April 2008 - another fresh Spring day.... and my start of exploration in paint.net with layers.

Hope you enjoy...thanks for your comments.


Aye, Matey!





Two more, again smaller versions. My larger file compositions seem more peaceful.

Winter branches and goldfish based. First attempts to play with "layers."

16 comments:

Mick said...

Oh my! A few pieces I haven't seen. :D

Jeb said...

These are cool!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Wonderful to see those branchy-bits again...although I enjoy playing eye-spy with you these days too. Glad you went digging for treasure:)

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Very nice to get the chance to visit your blog and see your artwork!
Seth has us all glued to our seats with his brilliant ideas!

deb said...

Trees are generally excellent, says the dryad lover, interesting work, what a fun day it has been chasing buried treasure all over the blogosphere!

jgy said...

I love the pink light in the morning commute, and the bright layers of these buried treasures.
Good choice, they are like treasure chests in themselves!

PS I joined in too, okagesama de (thanks to your link here)

MrCachet said...

These look very Oriental to me - and I LIKE Oriental! Yours is one of the Blogs I had not gotten to yesterday, and like I told Seth, I was intent on starting early this morning. I'm a little late, but I really like these, and I'm glad I found them! Thanks for sharing.

Curio said...

I really like the works you presented as well as the many others I checked while visiting your blog. And your photography...quite egnimatic!

alteredbits said...

these are wonderful! i love the branches and layers!

glad to have "found" you! :)

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Thanks for sharing your treasures....awesome! And thank you for stopping by...I do have my treasure posted now.
I love the photos you are taking...very interesting.
On Wednesday.... I took a road trip to Houston from South Padre and wanted to video it with my tiny flip....well.. that's what I almost did with the car! I better stick with mediums that don't cause wrecks!

Kim said...

Really enjoyed cruisin through the pics John. I was wondering if people stop you and ask why you are taking them, or are they oblivious? Really pleased I stopped in and will be back again. thank you for taking the time to visit my post and for leaving a comment too.

John said...

Most people do not notice my "camera" since it is a blackberry and I do not look through it most of the time as if I am taking a picture.

Photos are often taken by merely pointing at chest or knee level. Sometimes I miss and sometime I hit a BB button that takes me out of camera mode by accident. It happened the otherrt night on what in my mind's eye would have been a sublime shot.

I have been caught/spotted a few times - recently by a male passenger who did not mind his business.

I do feel "sleezy" part of the time, honestly, and some good friends think I should stop.

The worst thing is when the flash goes off even though set to "off." Happened the other night on a subway ride. I am putting balck tape over the flash this weekend like a commando....

The BB also makes a distinctive loud click - less audible in the subway than on my commuter rail road train.

For street pictures I am discreete and there is so much noise and so many people it does not matter.

I like the candid aspect of the photos - one of my son waiting for a Yankees game subway is the only commute portrait that is staged.

Ginny Gaskill said...

This is living art. Sometimes great pieces come this way.

Kelly said...

Lovely pieces, very colorful. Glad I found your blog through Seth.

Seth said...

Digging the layers in these...and the branches. Interesting to read too in your own comment about the randomness of some of the shots. Glad you joined in the project!!

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

Transformation... art, how we blog, how we see, how we think... seem to be a common thread with this activity!