Sunday, September 18, 2011

54. A Complete Revision of My Website

The last time I did a major revision of my website, I was excited about using some Adobe flash software that made viewing of my artwork easier and more appealing.  You could pick images from a table of small icons or sit back and watch a slideshow of my artwork slide by.  Many artists today use some sort of flash software to streamline the viewing process as I did.  Of course, it wouldn't last.

About a year ago when the I-Pad was released, I was troubled that Apple was refusing to work with Adobe to make sure their software were compatible.  When I finally looked at my website with an I-Pad, I found that the images either didn't appear at all or were thrown into some sort of "retro" mode where they were all the wrong sizes or jumbled up.  In other words, my website was a total mess.  Now that the I-Pad 2 has been released, Apple and Adobe, like a couple of misbehaving little brats, are still not talking to each other.  Unfortunately (sigh), it is clear to me that the use of I-Pads and similar instruments is only growing and may dominate the way most people view information on the internet, along with their smart phones.  It was time for me to make some adjustments.

I therefore revised my website to make it more friendly to all types of operating systems and to especially make it easier to use on a tablet-style computer (I hope).  Please go ahead and check my website out for yourself.  I think you will like it.  

There are exciting times just ahead.  I am working on a number of new paintings and will have them exhibited in various shows over the next year.  I will be updating and adding more paintings and more photographs to my website on a regular basis and you can expect to see more frequent postings here as well.  It is a good and exciting time to be alive!

Monday, September 12, 2011

53. Deep Woods Respite, 18 x 24, oil on canvas

Deep Woods Respite, 18 x 24, oil on canvas, 2011
This is the latest of a series of landscape paintings I am preparing that focus on various aspects of the seasons, especially as I see them here in Pennsylvania.  Click on the image to enlarge.