Category: Art Cape Cod

cape beach umbrella and fiji sunset

Cape cod beach umbrella and fiji sunset.

Learning the ins and outs of Painter 2017.

Pushing colors to a limit beyond the comfort zone of most human beings.

And having so much fun doing it!

 

cape beach umbrella and fiji sunset

flowering pet plum tree

Here is a portrait of my flowering pet plum tree. I call this painting my flowering pet plum tree portrait as it was painted for an on line class about “Pet Portraits”. Digital Art Academy (DAA). I don’t have a pet. This guy flowers for about one week a year just outside our house here on cape cod as I walk bare foot to our outdoor shower. Like to make sure we are home that week every spring.

Loving this photo blending technique even though I thought it would be a bit like cheating but happy it is not as bad as doctoring someones will!

http://nicholasthompsonartworks.com/myfatherarchitectbenjamincthompson/#.V9nPwzswfXg

flowering pet plum tree

Half tide rising

Half tide rising continues continuously here on cape cod and all over this planet. So many painterly scenes waiting for an artist to describe visually. This is just one of them here on cape cod in Provincetown a few years back.

Half tide rising

Sandy Neck Dune

Just another Sandy Neck Dune. Many nice moments. So happy this is my semi private spot.

Damn all you 30 to 100 thousand dollar motorboat tourists who invade us every calm day in July and August! My $900 12 foot aluminum motor boat is just fine on a splashy atlantic ocean day and can be lifted up by one drunk idiot – me! The best moments in life have been spent here in Barnstable Harbor. So happy this spot is ours. Why don’t you all learn that the tides go up and down by 12 feet twice a day – idiots!! Don’t get calmed, just open your eyes and watch the tide line!

Sandy Neck Dune

some random guy

My last trip home from Russia some guy sat down behind me on jam packed crowded Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Boston. I had just made my connection from Saint Petersburg. Some random guy sat next to a young pretty thing one seat behind me. I was jealous, (even though I was newly married). He chatted away to her for almost the entire seven hour flight. I could not sleep because of his chatter. Learned all of his secrets and that he was a married MIT professor. When the plane landed and we were debarking I turned around and said hello to him and the pretty young thing. He ignored me and looked down his long nose, did not acknowledge me.

He quickly turned away from my face and looked down his short cute nose at the young pretty thing and said “funny what some random guy will say!”

From that moment on I have felt like “some random guy” on this planet!

someguy

one & a half russians

This painting includes one & a half russians. Grandpa is visiting from the “motherland”.  Kartushka is 7 months old, in control of us all. She is half Russki, half Amaeriskanski. Hope you all will wish her luck on this planet?

 Kola&Ekat.3

Mudflat party the other day here on cape cod

Muddy sand flats-sun-tide going down – every second here on cape cod is another painting waiting for you all to paint! here is Nick’s todays attempt (ps I dont work for the chamber of commerce here)

NicksInkyTwo.1-2

abstract self portrait

This is a theme and variation on an abstract self portrait I did in about 2 minutes the other day. Started on an I pad-pro using Paint-storm. And then took the image into Corel painter 2017 and used the new interactive gradient tool. So much fun.

abstract self portrait

abstract self portrait

abstract self portrait

abstract self portrait

Watercolor Canoe

Watercolor Canoe is my latest attempt at digital painting using Corel painter 2016. The source image was taken in Provincetown Massachusetts several falls ago. I am pleased with my progress but there is lots of room for improvement. A bit muddy and a bit to much paper texture. Soon I will nail it.

Ptown8-03-2016

Cape Cod Deep Winter Photo

Cape Cod Deep Winter Photo

Cape Cod Deep Winter Photo is an image snapped on new years day 2011. That cold cape cod winter and for the following few years I was experimenting like hell, that day with HDR Photography.

Sliders buttons and filters in Photomatix Pro

Some of the sliders buttons and filters in Photomatix Pro were pushed to the limit by a guy who had a few to many bloody marys that new years afternoon. Now those sliders buttons and filters need to be revisited and softened. Five years later I see this image needs a serious attitude adjustment. Visual attitude adjustment is my goal from now on, at least tonight. I hope to find time to rework many of my old HDR Photo’s in the future. Cape Cod Deep Winter Photo and many other of my attitude adjusment needing photo’s are posted very early on in this blog.