This is a painting of a Native American Indian that I saw in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Sorry, I don’t know the artists name.)
This is a very small version of a “painting” I’ve been working on. It’s from a photo I took when I was staying at the Jenny Lane Cottage(s) in Homer, Alaska. I started with the photo, and have been working on it in Gimp until I finally came up with this image, which hopefully looks a little bit like an oil painting. I’ll be including the full size “painting” in a new app that I’m working on.
While converting a photo to a painting in Gimp is usually fairly easy, it took a lot of work to make sure the bench in this photo/painting came out the way I wanted it to. Even just a few months ago I wouldn’t have been able to create this the way it is. (For that matter I couldn’t have made the mountains in the background look the way they look only two weeks ago.)
As I continue to work through photos, this is a photo of a painting of a church, which I believe I saw in the lobby of the La Fonda hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
If you happen to walk down the right side street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, you’ll come across this Burro Alley painting on a wall.
This is a small image of a painting I bought a few years ago in Santa Fe, New Mexico, called “Starry Night Over Santa Fe.”
One of my favorite paintings, Nighthawks, by Edward Hopper:
And a clever reproduction of Nighthawks, from The Simpsons:
I like them both.
Just like my Jenny Lane Cottage painting, this is another small version of a “faux painting” I recently created from a photo. This one is of a sidewalk in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The complexity of this image was in removing several modern aspects from the original photo, including signs that were on those green columns, and modern automobiles that were in the background. Everything after that is what has become fairly standard work with Gimp for me, including making it look like an oil painting, and dramatically modifying and enhancing the colors.
I can’t remember the name of the motel where I saw this, but this is a photo of a painting of sled dogs that I came across in Healy, Alaska, just north of Denali. (I remember the motel because I used to work with a nice guy named Carson, and a guy that could have easily passed as his twin brother worked there.)
This is a fake oil painting of Aroldis Chapman taking the ball in the 7th inning of Game 5 of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians.