SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Although there are literally thousands of images of this architectural icon, the Sydney Opera House ultimately proved irresistible — I had to create my own! The finished piece evolved from multiple layers of fractals and color, all sandwiched together digitally to form the finished work you see here. I am forever trying to convey how marvelously detailed fractals are. Low-res images simply don’t get it across. Here’s an idea: video! I can bring sections of the art very close and skim along the surface. Cool, yes? As always, beautiful reproductions are available for your home, office, family and friends on museum-quality fine art paper and stretched canvas, framed or unframed. Click here to...
COBALT COLOSSUS — Buy 12 get one free

COBALT COLOSSUS — Buy 12 get one free

Nothing says “Wow!” like giving twelve pieces of stunning art to twelve of your closest friends. Yes you can! This season’s selection is COBALT COLOSSUS. It is an endlessly interlocking assemblage of fractals crafted into one monolithic image. The result is warm, powerful and sensual. Lovingly sized and framed for maximum impact and enjoyment As shown — Finished size: 42.8″ x 29.3″ Print on Somerset Velvet Fine Art Paper: 32.0″ x 18.0″ Frame: Gold Distressed, 2.13″ width Top Mat: Cabernet, Width: Top 3″, Bottom 3.5″, Sides 3″, conservation suede Middle Mat: Porcelain, acid free paper Glazing: Non-glare Acrylic Normally ships in 6-8 business days All 13 Pieces — Under $12,000 The finished, framed COBALT COLOSSUS 12-Pack + 1 is priced at $11,172.60 plus shipping. Contact me to help you arrange delivery directly to the doors of your loved ones and special friends (surprise!). Or — if your sleigh is big enough — I can ship some, most, or all of the art to your house for personal delivery. And yes, the 13th piece is free, with my...
MAPLE TWIST

MAPLE TWIST

When it comes to creating art, I’m managing to stay productive. I completed MAPLE TWIST this past weekend and couldn’t wait to plug it into the blog. Once again, I worked extensively with various grayscale versions of this piece throughout its creation, and I have included the final grayscale for you here. When working with fractals, it is easy to get pulled off track and hypnotized by the copious detail, especially when applying the final colors and textures. I find that frequently referring to the grayscale image helps keep me focused on the overall impact and composition. I am especially pleased with how the greens fade to deep purples in the upper center of the piece, and how the maple-colored background supports the orangy-golds. As shown — Finished size: 43.5″ x 30.0″ Print on Somerset Velvet Fine Art: 32.0″ x 18.0″ Frame: Distressed Black with Gold Bead, 2″ width Top Mat: Digital White, Width: Top 3.5″, Bottom 4″, Sides 3.5″ Bottom Mat: Cranberry Glazing: Non-glare Acrylic Normally ships in 6-8 business days MAPLE TWIST is available for purchase (in a variety of sizes and substrates) as of this moment. You may contact me directly to answer questions or assist you with your order, or click here to order...
EDGE OF EDEN

EDGE OF EDEN

I plucked this beautiful sprig of leaves from a bush in my backyard. I wish I could tell you the name of the plant. However, when inspiration strikes I am only concerned with making art. From a botany point of view, I only know it’s hearty enough to withstand winter nights in Sedona. I brought the sprig into my studio and made a high resolution scan. Very nice. From there I adjusted saturation and contrast, then selectively embellished the image with drips and drabs of color. I made a digital collage for the background, parts of which include a rusted metal plate for texture. The detail is superb. It’s nice to get back to nature every once in a while. Art, as they say, is all around us. As shown — Finished size: 46.3″ x 39.0″ Print on Somerset Velvet Fine Art: 32.0″ x 24.0″ Frame: 3 3/8 in. Black/Gold Scoop Top Mat: Matte White, Width: Top 3.5″, Bottom 4.25″, Sides 3.5″ Bottom Mat: Matte White Glazing: Non-glare Acrylic Normally ships in 6-8 business days EDGE OF EDEN is available for purchase (in a variety of sizes and substrates) as of this moment. You may contact me directly to answer questions or assist you with your order, or click here to order...
Sedona Valentine (1 and 2)

Sedona Valentine (1 and 2)

I must be in my RED period; I couldn’t get enough red when working on these two ethereal pieces. That, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. For all you lovers. Hmmm. Is framed art more impressive than a card? Oh my yes! It’s fun to be up to your elbows in the art, isn’t it? Once I’m past the conceptual stages and it feels like things are going to work out, it’s exciting to push and pull the boundaries, work on detail and play with color. That I was able to produce two pieces from this concept is double-good. Once again, the marvelous detail achievable with fractals (shown above) astounds me. It is beauty within beauty; I never tire of the infinite permutations. The texture, which is generally lost at web sizes, is tasty at close range. Sedona Valentine 1, and, Sedona Valentine 2, as shown — Finished size (each): 29.5″ x 44.3″ Print on Somerset Velvet Fine Art: 18.0″ x 32.0″ Frames: Metropolitan Black with Gold, 2″ width Top Mat: Fairfield White, Width: Top 3.5″, Bottom 4.25″, Sides 3.5″ Bottom Mat: Digital White Glazing: Non-glare Acrylic Both VALENTINE pieces are available for purchase now. You may contact me directly to answer questions or assist you with your order, or click here to order...
Do You Have a Pivot Point?

Do You Have a Pivot Point?

What sort of art do you produce when you are free to produce anything you want? That question might be complicated for two reasons: Do you know what you want? Do you have the skills to produce your art in a way that does justice to your vision? For me, those questions were answered with a digital painting I completed in early 2001. Until then, I had created some interesting fine art, but I wasn’t focused. I was working with paintings, assemblages, photography and digital art. The most fun I had was throwing paint on canvas and moving it around. I loved that part! Everything after that — attempting to finish the piece or make it into “art” — not so much. I owned stacks of unfinished canvases. I felt digital imagery held a lot of promise and I bruised my computer attempting to reproduce all the good parts of throwing paint on canvas. I filled up gigabytes of disc space with unfinished art. Then one afternoon I created the piece (above) that became SMOKE. Oddly enough, the feeling was similar to the theme song from the Beverly Hillbillies: “And then one day he was shootin’ at some food, and up from the ground came a bubblin’ crude…” I had it, I knew I had it, and it was just that simple! SMOKE represents no-strings-attached art. It was produced for the pure joy of doing it. But it has since become much more to me; a personal touchstone; literally a jumping off point for all that was to come. By understanding this piece, I understood where I could go...