Saturday, July 28, 2007

450 Salem Western Avenue

450 Salem Western AvenueIf you've lived or worked or gone to school in the general Boston, North Shore, South Shore, etc. area, you're well-acquainted with the fabled public trans system, usually referred to as MBTA (pronounced as an actual 3-syllable word) in everyday parlance; the extensive MBTA network includes light rail, subway, buses and boats. The MBTA's current Route 450, West Lynn via Western, runs from Salem's Commuter Rail Station to Haymarket--same basic route as when I lived in the illustrious city of Salem on Boston's North Shore. In those days I always took the MBTA 450 whenever I was going into downtown Boston for a day or to school at UMass. Check out the link for history and fun facts! For all of those three years, I lived on Federal Street on the top floor of an amazing Federal-style house.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sprouts - Five

Here's the last group of the groups, familiar to anyone who's seen my Earth Day Stamps:

Sprouts 01 Sprouts 02 Sprouts 03 Sprouts 04 Sprouts 02

Flowers 01 - 02 - 03

On all these color interaction images I'm blogging I used crosshatch and sprayed strokes Photoshop filters; on several that were very dark, I adjusted brightness and contrast. As usual, some that were pleasing on the Mac display are too dark on a typical PC. ...comments from July 2007.

Flowers 01 Flowers 02 Flowers 03

Monday, July 09, 2007

trees: 01, 02 and 03

I did a couple other trees and maybe a few other others that I decided not to scan; the ones I scanned and Photoshopped were plenty enough to convey the general idea.

Tree 01 Tree 02 Tree 03

Sunday, July 08, 2007

sky_01 and sky_02

Sky 01 Sky 02

sea_02 and sea_01

Here's another of the seven different drawings I made to demonstrate Color Interaction (the course basically was based on Johanness Itten's color theory); be assured, I have some interesting future plans for at least portions of some of these sketches!

Sea 02 Sea 01

Saturday, July 07, 2007


While I was taking a color theory course called "Color Interaction" a way long time ago, I drew a series of graphics to illustrate the theories we were studying. Now I've scanned and minimally Photoshopped the representational images I did for each one in different interactive color palettes (I also scanned and saved out each color strip, most of which included more colors than the image); I drew a total of seven pics--last week I blogged Houses - 5!; for today, here's a pair of celebratory balloon fantasies:

Celebrate 2 Celebrate 1

—please note I made the post time read 7/7/07 @ 7:07...