Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bue Kee - Oregon Artist

My Uncle Bue was a noted Oregon Artist. He was severely hearing impaired and never finished grade school. He loved everything pertaining to art. As a young man he attended the Portland Art School and was involved with the Timberline WPA Project at Mount HoodHe worked in oil, watercolor, pastel, ceramic and photography.






Bue was raised on a farm outside of Portland.
He colorized this photoof himself harvesting hops. 

Bue sculped models used in our defense program's camouflage
research(The Oregon, 1/17/41, p. 4) and a "fired" salmon, 
similar to the one depicted, is on display at Timberline Lodge. 




Some examples of his artwork:

Large Oil
Watercolor


Small Oils
Ceramics
Ceramics


Photography

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Spoon Skills


Thirteen-month old Ryan shows exceptional spoon skills 


     right-handed 


and left-handed!

Monday, June 6, 2011

My Morning at WWDC via Live Blogs

Live blogs (left to right): Engadget, Ars Technica, This is my Next..., & TWIT

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Terry and the Mustang

My neighbor Terry restores vintage American trucks and cars. Until now he has been a Chevy man. His current project is a 1966 Mustang. This image, captured with my vintage Leica M5 (Summilux 50 mm at F 1.4), was awarded Third Place at the Huntington Beach Art League's June meeting (judge was Al Setton: www.alsetton.com).