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Santa Fe, New Mexico sidewalk (faux painting) alvin December 3, 2019 - 8:45am

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 cars that were in the street. Everything after that is what has become fairly standard work with Gimp for me, including making it look like an oil painting, and signficantly modifying and enhancing the colors.

Painting of a church, La Fonda hotel, Santa Fe, NM alvin September 10, 2019 - 5:16pm

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.

Two moose fighting in Palmer, Alaska

I don’t remember the origin of this photo, but here are two moose fighting in Palmer, Alaska.

I lived in Palmer when I first started going through the thyroid issues, and because of those issues I’d go for walks at any time during the day, 24 hours a day. One late night or early morning I went for a walk and came across a moose, but fortunately I saw it early and it was a non issue. He or she went on their way, and I went the other way.