My Face Six Times

My Face Six Times

Here I am, green with envy, in this selfie I call A Segal and Me. It is one of six photos I entered in a self-portrait contest sponsored by See-Me. I know I didn’t win the grand prize. It went to Kenneth Lambert. They don’t seem to have listed the runners-up. So I could still be in the running. (Dream on, Grier.) I looked at some of the submissions on their website today and found I’m up against some very stiff competition. In 2015 this sculpture had become a favorite backdrop for selfies, standing dramatically at the bottom of the stairs at...
Look Mom. All these women are naked

Look Mom. All these women are naked

I took this picture to show you this humungous lady. She must have been 40 feet high. I couldn’t believe it. There were these old people in front of her. They knew it was not good manners to look. They were all looking away. Then we went inside this big room and there were a lot more naked ladies and a whole bunch of old people. They were all looking. Daddy told me it was okay to look. That’s why they were there. So you could look at them. He said I was old enough. That made me feel grown up. One of the only pictures that wasn’t of a naked lady...
Taking a Vertical Twist

Taking a Vertical Twist

Julie Love Edmonds, a Stockbridge artist, currently has an exhibit at 510 Warren Street in Hudson, New York, that showcases her talent in both landscapes and portraiture. In the last year or so she has been doing her landscapes on three to six canvases, always with a vertical orientation. It’s  an approach I haven’t seen before and she pulls it off brilliantly.   I have know Julie for years and been a huge fan of her portraits. We both participate in an art group that meets monthly. Below is her picture of Linda Baker-cimini, who also belonged...
Transforming Trisha

Transforming Trisha

This is my photo of Trisha Leydet in front of one of my paintings. I’ m going to convert this from a figurative work to an abstract. To execute Trisha’s transformation from this photo to abstraction, I’m using FX Photo Studio PRO. It’s an app I’ve had for a long time, But until now it never played a roll in my abstract art. When you load your photo into FX you get something like this: As you see you have the main picture and 13 variations of that photo under it. But the actual number of variations seems to be endless. On double...
Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge

A gosling is diving into the water bravely but awkwardly to join his parents. Photos by Grier Horner I saw two pairs of Canada geese with their fuzzy offspring yesterday. One pair had three goslings and was on Thomas Island on Onota Lake. The other pair had only one baby and I wondered if a predator had grabbed part of their brood.  Below the sole survivor, if that’s the case, falls in line with its parents. Below that is a shot of the three goslings plus mom and dad on Thomas Island.
Tender Is the Spring

Tender Is the Spring

The sun slices through the murk to light up a strip of trees on the west shore of Pontoosuc Lake yesterday. Photos by Grier Horner/All Rights Reserved I tell myself winter is my favorite season. I like hiking in the snowy woods and fields. I like the way the moon illuminates the snow at night. I like the bracing cold as long as I’m wearing a hooded down jacket, my warm boots, mittens pulled over my gloves and flannel-lined pants. Winter nights in the house are cozy and I sit with the added warmth of my velvet blanket. I used to bike in winter when the...