Pride Gone By

Pride Gone By

Falling down houses, grungy buildings, I love them all.

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Aspens

Aspens

I am intrigued by the bark on these trees. What stories would they tell?

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Still Life

Still Life

Some fruit, a tapestry and an old jug with lots of grunge. One of my favorites.

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Pears

Pears

A traditional still life lends itself to the artistic grunge style I love. These three reddish pears were positioned on an old rug remnant with a crockery teapot behind them.

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Soaring

Soaring

For hundreds of years hot air balloons have been fascinating mankind. Here they are colorful yet grungy.

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Spent Sunflower

Spent Sunflower

I've always been attracted to wilting flowers. After showing us their beauty they simply fade away offering us their grungy crumpled petals, perfect for the grunge style I love.

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The Old Barn

The Old Barn

I love old barns and buildings, the more derelict/abandoned the better as they lend themselves to grungy rendering.

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The Blue Barn

The Blue Barn

Old barns make great art! Not sure why this one was blue, but I fell in love with the color of the weathered old wood.

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The Coop

The Coop

Hens and Roosters have always been featured in great art. Here I have added each to a composition featuring my picture of an old coop built in 1914. Grungy in style, yet still fresh and colorful.

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El Bosque II

El Bosque II

A hawk in El Bosque del Apache, New Mexico. Lots of texture in his feathers blend well with grunge.

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El Bosque

El Bosque

This shot was taken in El Bosque del Apache, a national wildlife wetland refuge in the central part of New Mexico, USA. These majestic birds in the upper part of the picture are herons that winter there.

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Les Fleurs

Les Fleurs

The soft muted colors of these flowers were the inspiration for the picture, along with the vase which was a beginning pottery piece for me.

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Shooting Star

Shooting Star

The Shooting Star or T-33, is a small trainer aircraft now retired. Airplanes are fun to work with, and a challenge to show their speed in the air.

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The Phantom

The Phantom

Recently retired the F-4 "Phantom" has been a workhorse for the USAF for over 50 years. This particular shot appealed to me because of the mean looking teeth painted on the jet.

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Atlas

Atlas

My favorite style: grunge. My whole digital artistic journey started because of my love of grunge, especially urban decay/grunge. Old prisons, run down factories and manufacturing plants, telephone wires, rusted machinery, weeds and decay, they all speak to me.

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Just a Bike

Just a Bike

I love all kinds of mechanical things with gears and wheels, they lend themselves to my grungy style so well. This lonesome bike was just waiting to be edited!

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Centennial

Centennial

The old water tower in our town, with one of the few remaining steam engines left in the USA behind it. This picture represents the 100th anniversary of New Mexico's statehood. Very industrial and lots of grunge.

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Spirit of the Tower

Spirit of the Tower

Water is the theme here, with my town's old water tower in the foreground, a fantasy city in the background and a ship and spirit to guard the tower from harm.

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Big City Dreams

Big City Dreams

The old water tower in our town (which was at a railroad stop on the way up to the Sacrament Mountains) is grungy and industrial. Some in the town want to tear it down, I love it and have done several compositions featuring it's old rugged beauty.

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The Alamo Tower

The Alamo Tower

Old rundown urban buildings, decay and of course birds flank the old water tower in my town. Love that grunge!

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Dancing the Skies

Dancing the Skies

Seagulls are independent little creatures, one of my favorite birds. This little guy is far from home, dancing in the skies, tasting freedom.

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Herons

Herons

Herons in the skies of the wetlands of New Mexico, USA. Such graceful birds!

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Whispering Tree

Whispering Tree

This lonely Cottonwood tree is from a local park. The song "Whispering Grass, Don't Tell the Trees" by the Ink Spots was my inspiration for this edit.

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Mountain High

Mountain High

My favorite time of the year is Autumn in the mountains. The light filtering through these Birch leaves inspired this piece.

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Summer Bouquet

Summer Bouquet

Florals are one of my favorite subjects. This one is done in a painterly style with just a hint of grunge.

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Seattle Skyline in Grunge

Seattle Skyline in Grunge

City scapes have always appealed to me, and Seattle in particular with it's Needle. I've changed the tones to accentuate the artsy grunge.

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The Chapel Arch

The Chapel Arch

Architectural pieces are one of my favorites to work with. They allow for the addition of color and grunge and still maintain the original mood.

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The Chapel Window

The Chapel Window

Windows, especially old ones, are a great source of architectural elements and lend themselves to many photographic techniques.

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The Town Tower

The Town Tower

Ruins and architectural elements have always intrigued me: they lend themselves to really creative grungy art.

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Lovecraft

Lovecraft

I've always been fascinated by the horror genre. Lovecraft was one of it's early masters.

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The Last of the Wine

The Last of the Wine

Love love any stories that revolve around the age of Socrates, and vineyards are such happy places.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

I'm always game for anything dark. Horror and mysteries are two of my favorite genres, both in art and literature.

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Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants

What a delightful story the book Water for Elephants was, as it reminded me of my 96 year old father and some of the stories he told!

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Jonathan

Jonathan

My very favorite inspirational book.

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Barking Owl

Barking Owl

Owls are so expressive with their large eyes. I love working with neutral tones and these birds lend themselves to great grungy art.

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Grungy Gulls

Grungy Gulls

I love sea birds, and the lowly gull is so inquisitive and steadfast.

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Sweet Harmony

Sweet Harmony

I love the way the swans' necks form a heart; such majestic birds.

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The Lake District

The Lake District

Always photographic, the Lake District in England never disappoints.

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Chatham Light

Chatham Light

For over 200 years the lighthouse in Chatham, Mass., USA has guided many a sailor through wind and gale.

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Dia de Los Muertos

Dia de Los Muertos

Inspired by the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, these "sugar skulls" are bright and colorful. Sugar skull art reflects the folk art style of big happy smiles, colorful icing and sparkly tin and glittery adornments.

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The Magical Mystery Tree

The Magical Mystery Tree

I love whimsy. This is my tribute to a little sapling in our garden that has lived through several seasons of drought and continues to bloom each Spring.

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Soar

Soar

An artistic grungy rendering of balloons soaring through a colorful sky.

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As the Wind Goes

As the Wind Goes

Hot air balloons are one of my favorite subjects to work with, I love how they can rise and fall with the wind.

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New Mexico

New Mexico

The beauty of northern New Mexico is unique. Stark yet striking, always changing color.

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Three Pears

Three Pears

Some fruits lend themselves to grungy work; pears are one of them.

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Pods

Pods

Dried florals and pods have a unique beauty of their own and are great photographic objects for this style of picture.

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The Heart of a Rose

The Heart of a Rose

Roses are such a classic flower with natural beauty in their perfect symmetry.

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Sunflower Pair

Sunflower Pair

Ever since I was little sunflowers and daisies have been a favorite flower of mine. They speak of summer and happiness to me.

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A Daisy for Deborah

A Daisy for Deborah

This was a closeup of a daisy in my garden. I love the orange in the center so added some more on the bottom. Flowers are so versatile, and are one of my favorites to photograph and edit.

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Pink Pink Daisy

Pink Pink Daisy

I love color, I use it in a lot of my images. This little daisy was wilting, but it was still pink so I enhanced it and grunged it.

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Memories of the Desert

Memories of the Desert

Cacti, succulents, pods and weeds all speak to my soul. I learned to love and respect them after living in Tucson, Arizona for many years . This is a Barrel Cactus, shot after the blooming season; I love the play of light on the withered blossoms.

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After the Rain

After the Rain

The potted flowers always look so fresh and bright after a rain, which doesn't happen often in the desert southwest USA. The grunge style I love actually works well with flowers.

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