Friday, March 28, 2014

The Underground Theater Goes Dark

Tonight I saw a play--for the last time I'll ever be able to--at the Underground Theater, the community theater at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta. After forty-four seasons--their first production was when I was only three!--they're retiring. They went out with a wonderful production of Mary Chase's HARVEY, one of my favorite plays. It was only the eleventh production I've ever seen there, in the thirty years since I first saw 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD there (starring my high school English teacher, RoseMarie Mason); I'm sorry I didn't manage to see more of their plays, and really sorry there won't be any further opportunities to see more.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

More Digital Paintings

I'm continuing to refine my photograph-to-digital-painting skills. Here are three of my best recent efforts, all taken from photographs I made in the last five years:

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Faux Watercolor

Yesterday and today I went on a solo road trip up (and then back down) U.S. 441 through North Georgia, the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, TN. I took lots of pictures, but the one I like the most is the one below, which I've done a lot of processing in Photoshop Elements and Picasa to make it into what I intended to be an Edward Hopperesque watercolor:

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Panola Mountain State Park

This afternoon we went to Panola Mountain State Park for a hike. It was a beautiful day and Panola is a great park, though the girls did insist we stop about every thirty-five feet for Cheetos, so it wasn't really much of  hike. Still, we'll probably go back someday soon.