We are really getting settled in to the showroom space at 154 Glass St., Ste 101, in the Dallas Design District. We've installed a cable system for hanging art, and have some new artists on the walls. The studio space has gotten a real workout with a purchase order for 54 original paintings. Since all the work tables are on wheels, as is my 16 ft slant wall, I was able to reconfigure the space to accommodate production painting. Next week I will move it all around again, to prepare for painting one large abstract canvas.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
I keep going back and forth on moving my photo printing studio from my very cozy home office to my new commercial gallery space in the Dallas Design District. Like right now I'm sitting at the computer in my fleece pjs, already on my second cup of coffee, running a print job. It's the second batch (2' x 3' prints on canvas) and I have several more to go. Since I'm batch printing, once the job is set up I can do other things. Like read the paper, or scan around the internet to see what's going on in the world. Or start a load of laundry and fix some breakfast. Lot's of freedom to this.
Monday, January 03, 2011
Usually this time of year finds me looking backward, examining the rewards and shortcomings of the previous year, but I'm not doing that this time. That year is gone, a new one stretches ahead, and I've got interesting things on my schedule.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
My studio on Chancellor Row has been packed up for three weeks in anticipation of the move to the new place. But the Glass St. showroom still isn't ready for occupancy. I had paintings due for a guestroom project. I put it off as long as I could, but when I couldn't wait any longer I put up the card table in the sunroom at home, bought some paint, and used what I had around the house to create three abstracts. They are organics, since I used leaves and branches as stencils, and rags and straws and rubber cement and whatever else I could find that would work. Today I took the paintings to be photographed, so prints can be made. I'll get the digitals back tomorrow, process them, and forward them on to the printer. All without leaving the house.
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Thursday, September 30, 2010
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Friday, March 05, 2010
One of the biggest problems I've encountered in the years that I've been a professional photographer is the issue of how to manage the vast inventory of images that I've amassed. I've tried several solutions, but they all had their shortcomings. I'm heavily invested in Adobe Lightroom now, and it's working for me. I shuddered at the idea of keywording 60,000 photos. Yet if I didn't I would have to rely on (a rapidly fading) memory of where I was when I took a particular photo so I could somehow retrieve it for a potential sale. It's been a nightmare up til now. Three weeks into it, all photos have some sort of keywords, some more detailed than others right now, but at least there is some sort of organization going on.
Monday, February 01, 2010
Sometimes I have to get away -- out of the city, out of the traffic, out of this metropolitan area I live in and into the natural world. So I love it when my friend Nancy calls and invites me to a city where she is attending a conference. We rent a car and take our cameras out into the wilderness. Last week it was Utah. Nancy's conference was in Salt Lake City, so we traveled to Zion and Bryce National Parks. It was cold and snowy, but wild and beautiful. This shot was sunrise on the Virgin River in Zion. We were standing knee-deep in powdery snow, freezing to death, but exhilarated by our surroundings. We hiked as best we could on ice-covered trails, and drove down roads we shouldn't have. Each moment outside filled us with joy. We soaked it all in.
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