Tuesday, August 30, 2016

1929 Model A Ford Hot Rod

The Ford Model A, along with other models, were produced from 1928 to 1931. It followed the highly successful Model T which was in production for some eighteen years.

They sold for $385!  Wouldn't it be nice to purchase a brand new car, today for $385?

Between Model Ts and "As", many subsequent purchasers of these great and classic cars have converted them into hot rods. Some bought them in deplorable condition and restored them to perfection.

This Model A Ford Roadster hot rod is a good example of a restored "A". It has beautiful turquoise paint with gold, yellow, white detail.

The image has been converted to a digital painting that I hope you enjoy. If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!

1929 Model A Ford Hot Rod (LINK)




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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Beach Treasures

The beaches on the Oregon Coast hold many treasures! The image below is not a sea shell or, an agate or, Japanese Float.

It is an art piece someone made out of various pieces of glass and planted on the beach in Yachats, Oregon. It is situated on the 804 Trail (part of the Oregon Coast Trail) that parallels the Pacific Ocean. A cool trail that is a beautiful two and a half mile round trip with rocky outcropping and waves that shoot fifty feet into the air when they hit the rocks.

Check out the swimming dolphin, in what looks to be an old fashioned candy jar and, the two wrist bands at the top. One with "Faith" written on it.

The image has been converted to a digital painting that I hope you enjoy. If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!

Beach Treasures (LINK)




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Friday, August 26, 2016

Evolution

Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon is home to Oregon's largest fishing fleet. It is also home to some cool looking fishing vessels.

And, most commercial fisherman take very good care of their boats. They have too to survive out at sea.

The scene is a drizzly, foggy morning at Dock 5 on the Historic Bayfront. Most boats are in, conditions at sea aren't real great and it is probably to dangerous to go out and fish due to sea conditions.

The image has been converted to a digital painting that I hope you enjoy. If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!

Evolution (LINK)           
Evolution (LINK)
The above image is designed for throw pillows, phone cases, beach towels, totes, greeting cards and so on! See if there is something that fits in with your lifestyle!



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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Neon Seascape Art

Yaquina Bay in Newport on the Oregon Coast is home to Oregon's largest fishing fleet. The view is  from South Beach looking toward the bridge and the Historic Bayfront.

This image was converted to a neon presentation giving it a different perspective, an abstract look rather than the normal everyday capture.

It has a "midnight" feel to it...like everything is calm. Take in the reflections in the water. It is very calm and there is very little distortion of the boats in the reflections.

If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!

Neon Seascape Art (LINK)




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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

At The Beach

Such is a beach house with it's nautical decor! Walk anywhere in the Nye Beach District in Newport, Oregon and you are likely to run into some cool beach decor.

There is some very innovative decorating starting with this place..."The Nye Beach Seaweed Bum's Bungalows", and along with "The Sylvia Beach Hotel" on Northwest Cliff Street are two of the staples in this cool community.

Many folks pass the "Bum's Bungalows" everyday on their way to the beach or back...especially if you are going south from Sylvia's to get on the beach.

The image has been converted to a digital painting that I hope you enjoy. If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!

At The Beach (LINK)
At The Beach Tote (LINK)

Up above is the "At The Beach Tote"! This tote bags are made from soft, durable, poly-poplin fabric and include a 1" black strap for easy carrying on your shoulder.   All seams are double-stitched for added durability.   Each tote bag is machine-washable in cold water and is printed on both sides using the same image. Look cool at the beach with one of this and a round beach towel.

Round beach towels are taking the internet (no, the beach) by storm.  This "At The Beach" round beach towels are 60" in diameter and made from ultra-soft plush microfiber with a 100% cotton back.   Perfect for a day at the beach...maybe just beach house decor!   This versatile summer essential is a must-have this season!

At The Beach Round Beach Towels (LINK)


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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Classic Flatbed Truck In Pink

This old and classic flatbed truck sits on a farm in Doyle, California...close to the Nevada border. It has seen its day but, eye catching and very colorful...IN PINK!

Somebody has gone to a lot of trouble to make this old truck a standout. Best it can be determined this is a circa 1948 White Truck.

Three different images were taken of this White Flatbed Truck and then combined in High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR) software to bring out the full dynamic range of the capture.

The White Motor Company was an automobile, truck, and bus manufacturer in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1900-1980.  If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!

Classic Flatbed Truck In Pink (LINK)




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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Yesterdays Memories - Tollen Farm

Tollen Farm is home to "Yesterday's Memories". It is a cool farm that is located in the country, in Wilsonville, Oregon. 

It is a whimsical place...a mixture of home and garden decor, miniature donkeys, sheep, apples, filberts, plums, a llama, horses. All this is run by one person. Tollen Farm is open to the public each year from April through September.

I had the privilege of getting to run around with my camera and photographing most everything on the farm. It was rather expansive and I couldn't figure out how one person could run the whole thing with all the animals, orchards, gift shop. And, do it in grand style!

The image has been converted to a digital painting that I hope you enjoy. If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!

Yesterdays Memories - Tollen Farm (LINK)

Yesterdays Memories - Tollen Farm (LINK)



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Friday, August 19, 2016

For The Love Of Hydrangeas

Spend some time with the flowers...spend some time with the hydrangeas and they will reward you with their beauty and tranquility! Purple, pink who cares?

They are all robust and beautiful! Take care of them and they will take care of you!

Hydrangea is native to parts of Asia and the Americas. There are around 75 different species.

The ideal soil type for these plants is loam which is two fifths part sand, two fifths part silt mixed in with a layer of clay.

I am including two versions of this beautiful Hydrangea below. The bottom image is included on beach towels, phone cases, greeting cards, tote bags, tee shirts and so on.

The image has been converted to a digital painting that I hope you enjoy. If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!

For The Love Of Hydrangeas (LINK)

For The Love Of Hydrangeas (LINK)




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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Neon Lighthouse Art

I love experimenting with my photography and post production techniques. Sure, everybody has access to some type of camera and can take fairly decent pictures however, separating yourself and your images from the crowd's can take a lot more effort.

This is the Cape Meares Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. It is located seven miles, due west of Tillamook...the "Land of Happy, Happy Cows" and some very good cheese!

At 28 feet tall, it is Oregon's shortest lighthouse. It is some 200 feet above the Pacific Ocean and can be seen for miles out at sea.

The impression is: this capture was made at night. No, it was made in broad daylight.

Through special software the image was converted into a neon presentation and then converted to a digital painting. If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!

Neon Lighthouse Art (LINK)



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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Yellow Iris

Schreiner's Iris Gardens is located north of Salem, Oregon. It is one of the finest Iris growing farms in the country.

They feature hundreds of different varieties/colors of Irises. Their featured gardens which are kept in immaculate shape year around, Irises or no Irises, really come into fruition in the spring.

Of course, this is a yellow Iris...a bearded Iris but, don't confuse it with a yellow flag Iris that is an  invasive ornamental perennial that can be a real problem.
 
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Yellow Iris (LINK)




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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Port Of Newport Dock No 7

You can visit many docksides, here and there but, you will find that the ones in Newport on the Oregon Coast are working docks. This means that the fishing boats are not just for show, they go out to sea and catch fish and crab and bring them back to the dockside canneries.  Lots of hard work!

Usually, during fishing and  crabbing seasons these docks are a beehive of activity. When this scene was captured the bar and seas were rough and everyone was in port. Don't let the blue sky fool you!

It was a peaceful scene...nobody was out fishing however, some were working on their boats to get them prepared for the next good fishing day!

The image has been converted to a digital painting that I hope you enjoy. If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!

Port Of Newport Dock No. 7 (LINK)



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Saturday, August 6, 2016

1948 Packard Super 8 Touring Sedan

Packard automobiles are among the best luxury cars ever made. At one time, they outsold Cadillac.

Through the years, they were somewhat profitable but, at a point they decided to buy Studebaker to compete with Chevrolet and, that was their demise. Personally, I am more into the older Packards like, 1916 to about 1950 versus the later models.

For the most part, they were classy, well-built and absolutely gorgeous. This great old Packard was featured in a car show on the Oregon Coast.

The image has been converted to a digital painting that I hope you enjoy. If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!

1948 Packard Super 8 Touring Sedan (LINK)




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Friday, August 5, 2016

Field Of Tulips

One of the best tulip farms is in Woodburn, Oregon. It is the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm and encompasses some forty acres of stunning and beautiful tulips.

They feature some 117 varieties of tulips. And, it seems that each tulip is a different color. Of course, that is an illusion.

What is not an illusion is this capture. It was made fairly close to the ground and it seems like there are tulips as far as the eye can see. 

The image has been converted to a digital painting that I hope you enjoy. If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!

Field Of Flowers (LINK)




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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Vintage And Prestige Automobiles!


The Cord Automobile is one of the most beautiful cars ever made. And, certainly, among the most prestigious and innovative automobiles made at the time!

I captured many angles of the car...even being able to sit in the Cord and photograph the interior. And, I was privileged to spend a lot of time talking to the owner about his automobile.

I circled and circled the car. I did not find any flaws in a car that was eighty years old. When I sat in the car, everything interior-wise, like the dashboard looked dated, like it should. But, it looked brand new.

What blew my mind is that, hardly anyone was looking at the Cord. Folks were off gawking at the hot rods and eating hot dogs.

Most were oblivious to this beautiful automobile, which was a shame!

Cord was the brand name produced by the Auburn Automobile Company from 1929 to 1932 and again in 1936 and 1937.

The founder, E.L. Cord was responsible for building different and innovative cars. Unfortunately, they didn't always turn a profit.

However, you have to think about the era and the Great Depression. That had a lot to due with it.

This image has been converted to High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR) and, also into a digital painting. Further, I changed the image that was in color to a selenium finish that I hope you enjoy. If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!

Vintage And Prestige Automobiles..1936 Cord (LINK)




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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

All Aboard The Old Excursion Railroad Car!

Get ready to board this open sided excursion railroad car! Probably a rail car that goes back many decades and, that has boarded thousands and thousands on scenic trips.

This particular car was found on the Oregon Coast in Tillamook. Yes, the place where they make cheese and, all the cows are happy cows!

Since the excursion car was found on the coast, tells me, since it is close, that it was once in use in Garibaldi, Oregon on scenic railroad tours along Tillamook Bay and also into the Nehalem Valley.

So, grab a picnic lunch and amble down the tracks as the locomotive winds along Tillamook Bay, or into Nehalem Valley while you take in all the beautiful scenery!

Although, you might have to use your imagination a bit here with this old excursion car.

If you would like to explore this image, or others, please see links below!


Old Excursion Railroad Car (LINK)



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