The Scarlet Letter

It has been a minute!!! Finally! I have been working through some paint elevations for a upcoming production of the opera The Scarlet Letter. This work by Lori Laitman and David Mason is relatively new.

The Opera had its world premiere, directed by Beth Greenberg back in 2016 at Opera Colorado. Beth Greenburg will be directing our version at the University of Oklahoma in February. 

Who doesn’t love a good Pillory 

Working on these larger than life Towers/Columns that are also light boxes. 

Tree canopy with Rose lights? You had me at “Rose lights!”


Stay tuned.. more to come

Lamp Series

Continuing on my Dancer and Lamp compsite images… I found the Following images of Dancer David Motta Soares from the Bolshoi Ballet on his Wikipedia page. I believe photo credit for this image of Mr. Soares belongs to Alexander Yakovlev and you can see more of his beautiful work in the link below.

I found the Following images of Dancers  Sean Aaron Carmon and Kleber Rebello photographed by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory at the following site:

Their NYC Dance series has many stunning images of dancers in motion and if you want to buy their award winning book here is the link:

Lamp source images for the project.

Ikea of Course

 I really love this lamp below designed by Dirk Van Erp which is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.

I did watched a great video with Aaron Nice about adding light beams to the images found here:

you can find more videos from PHLEARN here:

Beam of Light source images for the Layer masks..

First image

The second image is a still from a stunning video from Golan Heights, Israel

Third Image

Final images  

This composite series has been fun way for me to continue to learn the intricacies of Photoshop, but i still feel as if I am only scratching the surface.


As mentioned in the last post, I took a two-day Illustrator class a few weeks back and I have been working on a few projects using that software.I had some fun and created a board game for my son to play using some DC and Marvel Hero Clix Figures. Hero Clix are fun to play, but I wanted to start him with something simpler.

Wham, Bam, Zoom, Kapow, Smash!

I made it a bit big, but it is fun to play as a family and has helped him reinforce his counting skills using the two dice.

Using Format