Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Festival de la Feijoa

November 12, 2013

Feijoa Festival in Rancho Tehama, California

The First Annual Rancho Tehama Festival de la Feijoa took place this last week. The week long festival included harvest, processing, food and drink creation, singing and dancing. Feijoa ice cream, feijoa-fizz drinks, feijoa and lime muffins, feijoa paste, feijoa-pomegranate tea, feijoa-pomegranate syrup, feijoa lemon-strawberry muffins, feijoa-pomegranate¬†honey, and plenty of feijoa eating. Sadly, 95% of our crop is now down and processed….but we are already looking forward to next year!

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How I Got There

August 20, 2013

Dannys
Last night driving down Highway 99 near Gerber (CA), saw this building (this version in my mind). I stopped and learned that the building was originally part of an almond ranch; then it was Danny’s BBQ – named after the owner’s son, Danny – who lost his life in the war. After it was a restaurant, it was sold and became a Card Room. Now stands vacant and dilapidated.
Here is the photo that Ana took for me while I was getting the history of the place from the current owner:
Dannys-orig
I added “Danny” (a photo of my Dad when he was home between being in the RAF and joining the US Army Air Corps.)
army-figure
Used Photoshop & OnOne software. Hey, you can’t there from here!

MOCA Mocha

July 25, 2013

Mocha-Final Inspired by a photo of Evelina Galli by photographer Alice Poghosian, and painted as a collaborative effort with Anastasia Nelson. Motivated by current pop culture, this fashionable visitor to the LA Museum of Contemporary Art talks on the phone and sips a coffee while Matisse watches from the background. 30×48 canvas.

Works in Progress

July 16, 2013
Evelina in LA

Evelina in LA

Phil working on the Wedding Celebration

Phil working on the Wedding Celebration


Working on two pieces right now: (1) Evelina in LA and (2)the Wedding Celebration. The first is a collaboration with Evelina Galli, Alice Poghosian, Anastasia Nelson and myself; the second is a collaboration with painter Maria Onyegbule, photographer Natalia Maks, painter Anastasia Nelson and myself. Works in progress.

Camel Texting

June 11, 2013

Camel Texting

Painting (collaboration between Anastasia Nelson, Natalia Maks, and Phil Dynan)

Camel Taking on Personality

April 23, 2013

Texting in Egypt

Texting in Egypt

You can see the progression in this painting (over the last seven weeks now). The camel is really taking on some personality. This painting is in collaboration with photographer Natalia Maks; and both Anastasia Nelson and myself are doing the painting.

London Mural

April 8, 2013

London Mural

Shot this on my way to Bethnal Green life drawing session. Nice Mural! Looks just like Aurelio, my neighbor back in California.

Sunset

April 4, 2013

skyline

Sunset over the mountains here in California.

Regent’s Canal

March 4, 2013

Regent’s Canal

Bridge in Regent’s Park

February 28, 2013

Bridge in Regent's Park

I posted my sepia-toned version of this previously. But last night I sold this version at my current exhibit. Kinda dreamy looking compared to the sepia-toned one.