Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Missed Eight Counties

I missed the deadline for Eight Counties at JMKAC.  But I'll have time to get something together for Color Magazine and a show in Green Bay.

My Washington DC trip pictures will go up on Flickr most likely.  Had a great time there. There is so much to see and lots of it free.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New tools and SVA art auction

It's been a busy month leaving little time to blog.  But I'll take a few minutes to tell you about my latest tools.

1. a new used lens that works with both my Minolta SLR and Sony DSLR. 28-85mm Macro f3.5.  The macro setting is sweet.

2.  Green screen paper. 

3. AndreaMosaic. a free program off the interweb.

Trying hard to get some work out the door and still submit some pics for JMKAC Eight Counties.  Time is running out.  I put my latest stuff from the Lakeland College show and SVA Artwalk in for the SVA art Auction next month.  A preview of the auction is this month's Final Friday at EBCO Artworks.

Other than that I got a nice effect on a recent photo by bleaching and then sepia toning with a sponge rather than a bath.  Also I worked out how to get rid of 5 o'clock shadow using a program called Photoshop (tm), you may have heard of it.

This pic was made with the green screen paper.

Friday, September 11, 2009

2 shows

The pictures are up at Curative Therapies and delivered to Lakeland College for the Sheboygan Visual Artists  September Artwalk and The Bradley Exhibition respectively.  I'm on SVA communication commitee and we had a meeting at Hops Haven yesterday.  Word about SVA is getting out there.  We're seeing and tracking results from the web.  Go to http://www.sheboyganvisualartists.com/ to get details on the shows.  I hope you get a chance to visit both locations and EBCO on Sept 25th.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

More About the SVA ArtWalk and Curative Therapies

I'm really excited about the SVA ArtWalk.  Yesterday I had a chance meet with Kris and Kelly and to preview the area where I'll be showing seven of my pictures for three weeks.  The location is 604 Erie Ave. Sheboygan, inside Curative Therapies.  We'll be working on hanging and lighting the artwork in the coming days.  The show runs from Sept. 7th through the 25th. 

Mark your calendars for September 25th.  That night Sheboygan Visual Artists will host a closing reception for the ArtWalk at EBCO Artworks 1201 Erie Ave. from 8:00 to 10:30 following the walk which starts at 5:00p.m.. 
For this event we've added a Passport/Poker Run.  There are 13 locations around the town to see great locally produced artwork and get your passport stamped.  The more stamps you get the more chances to win in the raffle and poker run play off at the closing reception.  FUN? Yes!!
GET YOUR PASSPORT at http://www.sheboyganvisualartists.com/ .  Check the website for the line-up of participating artists and businesses and all the details about SVA.

I'd like to thank the good people at Curative Therapies for hosting my work and joining with Sheboygan Visual Artists to promote the local art scene in Sheboygan.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

ArtWalk Sept. 25th 2009

As a part of Sheboygan Visual Artists' Art after Five event I will be showing seven of my photographs at Curative Therapies 604 Erie Ave. From Sept 5th through 25th, 2009. The Artwalk is on the 25th with a reception at the end of the evening at EBCOartworks 1201 Erie Avenue.
Calla Lilies, Bleeding Hearts, and Gardener's Hand #2 are included in the show.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

callas for two

callas for two
Originally uploaded by bwlab
Racing to beat the deadline for the SVA Art After Five, I finished this today. It's an 8x10, sepia toned, and hand colored with markers.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


I'm working on submissions for:
1.SVA's exhibition at Lakeland College.
2. SVA's Art after Five.
3. JMKAC Eight Counties.
4. SoHo Gallery's Krappy Kamera Competition.
5. Portal Wisconsin

I'll try to post pictures as I progress.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Light Leaks Magazine

There is a great publication for low-fi photography called Light Leaks Magazine. They take submisions on -line. This is my entry for the "Pinhole" theme. I took this shot one winter morning. My first versions had the grass blue and the sky green. But this is almost as good I think. Click the title of this post to go to Light Leaks site.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Early Color Pinhole Photos

Here are two pinhole pictures that I did a few years ago. The cool thing about working with color is that poor exposures and blurred images that wouldn't work as a black and white can in color. I haven't made very many pictures using color film lately because digital photography is so much easier for most applications. I still have quite a bit of color film but no color chemicals or paper. These negatives were scanned and never printed.
I played with the second one on the computer and then created the third from it. I call it Four Fruit.
I like the abstraction that occurs when the negative is fogged and the colors aren't right... and all that other stuff that goes with pinhole photography. Then, as with hand-coloring my black and white images, I'm tempted to manipulate them even more with Photoshop.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sheboygan Visual Artists

If you haven't checked out SVA, Sheboygan Visual Artists click on this post's title.

3D dining room table WWPD 2009

Here is an example of a 3D pinhole picture. I made the camera out of a 5x7 photo paper box using two laser drilled pinholes I purchased. You have to cross your eyes to see the picture in 3D. I've done several guest lectures on pinhole cameras and have posted pictures for a few years on the World Wide Pinhole Day website. It's low tech photo fun!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Blue Plate

This is what I do much more of, taking a black and white print and coloring it. The previous picture was enhanced on the computer after the scan was made. This one is all done by hand using Marshall's pencils.

An example

This is a Polaroid transfer.

RB Photography

Welcome to my blog.
Here I will be showing my art photography and welcoming your comments. I primarily work with black and white film and paper. I use many cameras from pinhole to 4x5 view. I do like to hand color my work with Marshall's oils or pencils.

Stay tuned for more.