Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Megan, Beloved Friend

11 Year Old Megan
The joy of this holiday season was dampened by the loss of our beloved Megan. She became very ill late on Christmas Eve. Although we rushed her to the local pet ER on Christmas morning and again to our own vet the day after Christmas Day, she departed this life in the arms of our daughter who helped us raise her. She was beloved by all who knew her and our years with her were greatly enriched by her sweet disposition and devotion to her family. No more kisses on that velvet face... no more little doggie kisses on my chin... Good-bye my sweet old girl. We will miss you always!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

More Fun on The Nature Trail







Digital Photography
I have really enjoyed the local nature trail this fall. The DelMarVa Discovery Center is sponsoring a nature trail photography contest. These are a few I did not enter into the competition. I really like them but the photos are supposed to capture the essence of the trail and there were others I thought were a better representation of the theme. You can click on the images for a better view. What do you think of this self portrait?? : )

Monday, November 24, 2008

Hosting the American Robin



Digital Photography

Digital Photography

Digital Photography
I admit it...I am a birdwatcher! My studio has two large windows in it facing our backyard. My camera is generally mounted on my tripod at the window with the best view of the backyard and bird feeders. I have several feeders and enjoy hosting and photographing my visitors. There have always been robins in the area but never near the feeders, much to my dismay. However, suddenly they descended this weekend upon the two berry producing trees near the feeders. They were frantic in their sudden pursuit of the new found treats. Their gluttony was fascinating to watch. I got some nice shots and am sharing them with you today. Click on the image for an enlarged view. If you haven't already, click on the box on the top right side of my blog to subscribe if you'd like to get my latest posts in your inbox. I hope you enjoy the shots!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Commissioned Digital Artwork - Porsche 914

Digital Artwork - Commissioned

I guess it's pretty obvious that we are Porsche enthusiasts. We are members of PCA (Potomac Region) and several online groups. This client from one of my groups, emailed me a digital photo of his 914 which was parked in his driveway. It was fun to work on because the car is similar to ours. It was an excellent candidate for digital artwork as the quality was sufficient for my purposes. However, the neighborhood houses did not present a suitable background for the artwork. I placed his car on a background that had an interesting horizon in the distance and a very dramatic sky. Then I proceeded to create the art from that composition. I'm happy to say that my client loved the results. Click on the image for a better view.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Digital Art - An Explanation


Since I have been posting my digital artwork, several people have emailed me about what it actually is. I thought since I've had several enquiries, I'd post a before and after image. So here goes!

This is the ho-hum "before" photo
Some may recognize this reference photo from a painting I did last year.



This is the digital art created from the photo

As you can see, the "before photo" was a nice but standard photograph taken on a back road with little in the way of interesting background. The digital artwork I created from the photo shows off the vintage Porsche beautifully against a vivid background. Most of the elements in the photo were used but I removed some of the telephone and electric poles and created more visual contrast. This is perfect for enlarging and framing as a photo or making into a large poster. If you're looking for the perfect and very personal Christmas gift, I happen to have special pricing for the holidays. Digital art is very affordable and can be created from photos of all kinds of subjects as you can see from other posts on this blog. I'd be happy to email you the info. Just click here.


Local Architecture in Digital Artwork

Digital Art - St. James Farm

Digital Art - Abandoned Farm

Digital Art - Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church


Some examples of what I can do with everyday digital photographs. Enhancing and digitally altering them can turn the commonplace photo into a beautiful, dynamic image. These buildings are all so interesing architecturally that I wanted to interpret them artistically. I hope you like them! Click on them for a larger image.



Monday, November 17, 2008

Digital Artworks ~ by Doris Glovier

Digital Art - Annapolis in August - Original Photography by Emily Glovier
What a wonderful place for a couple or a family to visit.
Annapolis features so much to do and see!

Digital Art - Lunch at The Atlantic Hotel

What a lovely way to spend the afternoon! Lunch at the Atlantic Hotel front porch on a balmy September afternoon is a nice way to catch up with a friend. A delicious salad and warm crusty bread along with a nice glass of Shiraz is sure to set the tone for a wonderful visit! This artwork was among several that I have currently hanging at The Globe Theater's Balcony Gallery in Berlin, MD. I'm happy to say it has been sold and has a new home!

Check out the Globe's website. I am featured in the artist section!

http://www.globetheater.com/gallery.cfm

Digital art created from your photograph or mine makes a wonderful, personal gift for the holiday. I'd be happy to create one for you! Click the image for a closer view.

New Digital Artwork

Digital Art - Firefly

Digital Art - Toys


These belong to the same individual. I'm thinking he is pretty keen on the color red. What do you think? Click on images for a better view.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Nature Trail




These shots were all taken earlier this week along the Pocomoke Nature Trail with the forest and river as a backdrop. The autumn leaves were past their prime but there were still some beautiful colors to see. Hope you enjoy this up close and personal experience with nature! Clicking on the images will enlarge them for a better view.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Summer Florals






I adore photographing nature and my artist's eye cannot resist shooting the most glorious of mother nature's colorful creations. Flowers are pleasing in so many ways. They are certainly beautiful to behold and are most often delightful to smell. My neighbors often find me hovering over their flower beds with my camera focused on whatever is currently blooming in their yard. There is an added bonus in a couple of these too! I hope you enjoy viewing these as much as I did photographing them! Clicking on the images will enlarge them for a closer view.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

No Rainy Day Blues Here!

Digital Art
It might have been a rainy day but this two little fellows were off for some fun with their grandfather. I love an image that tells a story and I think this one does. This was delivered to its delighted recipient this week. Click on image for larger version.

Digital artwork of a special person or place or an original painting make great gifts for the holidays. It's so simple and amazingly affordable. Email me for further details and price list.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hanging at The Globe

The current show at the Globe goes until November 23rd. Its a fun show because the theme is totally open. If you're local, I hope you go see it. Here are a couple of my digital artworks & photography that are in the show.

"Atlantic Hotel 1895" - Digital Artwork

"Gull" - Digital Photography

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dockside Gulls

This day was extremely hot. It was August, in the middle of a 95 degree day with 90% humidity. The gulls that congregate on one of the docks that I frequent were irritable and obviously suffering from the unbearable heat. Most of them were perched quietly with their mouths gaped open, like the poor guy below, but these two were fighting over the spot on this post. They looked exactly how I felt that day...miserable! Click on the images for a better view.

What a difference the weather makes!


This was a beautiful crisp February Day. As you can see these guys look quite comfortable under these conditions. It had snowed overnight but was warming up nicely. What a difference in their demeanor! Gulls fascinate me so you will be seeing more of them in future posts.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Eastern Shore Wildlife

I am fascinated by birds and other wildlife so, as often as possible, I try to photograph them. I have collected quite a number of nice shots. I hope you enjoy these images. As always, you can click on them to enlarge them for detail.


Ducks & Geese by the Pocomoke River
These guys congregate on the river bank and are quite sociable.
They truly fascinate me so you will be seeing lots of them!


Seagull Glides Over the Pocomoke River

Playful Fawn


Great White Egret Scratches an Itch


Great White Egret of Assateague Island
The largest egret in North and Central America. A member of the heron family, this beautiful bird ranges in length from 33-40 inches with a wingspan of 4 ½ feet.

Oh the Memories of Summer!

Yes, I am still grappling with the gruesome reality that summer is over! Here are a few digital art images of some highlights. I hope you enjoy them. They were certainly fun to create!
We Love to Waterski!

How exciting to weclome a new member into our family!


Hot Shot invades White Marlin Open Parade!


Chillin'!

Yipes!


Working on the summer tan!



Fun on the River

OK, so I guess I have no choice but to somehow embrace the other seasons. As my mama always said, "You have to take the bad with the good in life!". Now let's see...where's that camera? I see some beautiful autumn colors our my window...... : )
Thanks for checking out my photo blog!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Looking Through My Lens" is Launched

The transition is complete! This blog will now feature my photography and digital art. I hope you will enjoy looking a little more closely at the world as I see it through my camera lens. Future posts will include my photography and digital artwork as I focus my lens on my favorite subjects - the coastal areas, landscapes, wildlife and people of the Eastern Shore. I do occasionally travel away from this land of pleasant living so I'll take you along (a virtual trip, of course!) as I focus in on the interesting sites and people I encounter along the way.
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Egret on Branch

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12" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
12” x 24” Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas - SOLD
I enjoy taking my camera on visits to Assateague National Wildlife Refuge to take photos of the beautiful seashore and the awesome wildlife there. The Great Egret fishes in shallow water, standing motionless and spearing its prey with its long, yellow bill. It is a huge bird, standing at least 3 feet tall with a wingspan in excess of 4 feet wide. They are simply majestic and graceful. This fellow was basking in the sun on an April day. He was quite patient as I snapped several shots of him. I always enjoy painting birds and this one was no exception. Click on the image for a larger view. This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.
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Eastern Shore Marsh

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24" x 12" Oil Painting on Gallery Canvas

This beautiful scene is one that we see on the way home from church. This is a typical view of an Eastern Shore marsh. This day the skies were blue with big puffs of clouds that reflected in the still, slick water. There were birds flying in the distance which completed the scene. Click on the image to see more detail. I love living on the shore and the opportunity to view such beautiful scenery is is one of the reasons why. This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Boats at Twilight

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18" x 24" Oil on Canvas
This is a scene from the bank of windows inside a local restaurant, Wright's Seafood Restaurant. It's one of our favorite places for seafood and this wonderful view is of the Chincoteague Bay with Wallops Island back at the horizon. Click the image for a better view. Wallops Island is home to a NASA installation here on the east coast. I hope you enjoy the view as we always do! This was interesting to paint since the orange sherbet sky reflected in the water presented a new challange. This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.
Important notice: Beginning November 1st, this blog will become my photography blog. I will continue to post my paintings on my other blog. Please click on this link and subscribe in the block at the top right in order to continue to receive my paintings in your email.