Amazing, Amazing artwork – Johnny

Sawadee Khrap

20120623_100351_0047_0artistalI just came across a small collection of art produced by an artist named “Johnny” – here’s his photo (I think) – there was no full name or other information about him.

I tried to search the web for more information or a web-site address but no success.

For myself,  when I started learning Photoshop – this is what I had hoped I could do  – Now I know Photoshop but I also realize I lack the imagination to produce such compelling and beautiful images.  I look to these for inspiration and ideas.


Here is a  *******SLIDESHOW********  of the all images I found.


And Johnny, if you see this post and wish to have the images removed – I would love to hear from you too.  Amazing work, Amazing.


David Jarrett Photography

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DavidGarrettPhotoHere’s a great photographer ( David Jarrett Photography ) and some terrific photos I’m sure you’ll want to check out.  Lucky Jarrett says he’s roaming through the Czech Republic and may visit Pattaya later this year – hope to meet with him then to find out more about the trip and hopefully get a sneak peep at the new models and photos he has found there.

Alcazar – Pattaya 2012

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Went to see Alcazar Cabaret show last night – 600 Baht  2 hour show.  _MG_1994The place was packed but Dana managed to get us great seats exactly in the middle of the audience.  I sat on the row end so had a great view point.  Here is a

***** SLIDESHOW *****

If you click on the slideshow – be patient -  It contains 174 photos so it will take a long time to view.



NOTE:      But I do have to tell you that I believe the “Venue” in Jontiem Complex is a much better money value.  This show was a hour long and had a huge stage and many performers – yet the Venue with a stage 1/6th the size and half the dancers puts on a two-hour show every night – changing every week and it will only set you back the price of a drink – water  120 Baht.     To me that’s a much better buy and the performances are just as professional.

But don’t get me wrong,  I also think you should go to see the Alcazar show too – just for the splendor and shear size and color, lighting and sound  -  truly amazing.


Photoshop versions

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I though these looked pretty sharp – what do you think?

Shrink WrapWoodCut Version











Shrink Wrapped  ————   Wood Cut   Versions.

Amazing what Photoshop can do – these are standard filters – the possibilities are endless.   I am just starting to play around again and really liked these effects.




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Thanks for the comment on my painting Gabby, I really appreciate it.  Ya, lets get together and take some shots – maybe I can do a painting for you too.  Call me again and we’ll set a time  – (when it cools down that is – I don’t have A/C in the studio yet).

And for everyone to follow your modeling career, check out Gabby’s Web-Page.

I’m sure we are going to see more and more of Gabby in the future.




My First Painting – “Dreaming”

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Here’s my first painting


Using Painter 11


Please tell me what you think – comments needed


I am just starting my paintings, getting to know Corel Painter 11 and PhotoShop processing.  I think this is the medium I want to work in.  PhotoShop allows me to develop my themes and then I can use Painter to bring them to life.  What a great combination – total control – NOW I just have to learn how to perfect it.

I could really use some inspiration and ideas of subjects to paint.  I hope my studio will help me in this area too.  If you see something interesting,  please send me a copy to study, I would love to see what you find exciting and then use it to learn how to produce different effects or moods.  I really look forward to hearing from you. 




Painting a Portrait

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Image008Mark Gerard  just sent me this terrific article on the actual thought process that  created this portrait.  He sent it to me as a Word document and I converted it to a web-page to post here.

 —— Painting a Portrait ——

I think I’m going to try some painting too – but not with actual paints but digitally.  Adobe Photoshop has brushes and is capable of producing images that appear like copies of paintings – coupled with special printing paper, very realistic paintings are possible. 

Now, with my studio close to completion and several boys already willing to pose, I should have enough material to start painting – errr, (Is painting the proper word to use, or should I say processing?)

CorelPainterBut the “real” painting program is Corel Painter.  This program is “the cat’s meow”. 

Corel says “ultimate digital art studio for anyone ready to expand their definition of creativity. Working with the most advanced digital painting and natural media tools available, you can create the art you’ve always envisioned”.

I had an older version and found it had a very steep learning curve – probably because I have no painting talent.  But now, as I am slower and have the time to learn – not to mention the great material I can “paint” – I think I’ll get the latest version ( 12, I think is out now ) and try learning again.

Come on Boys – the cameras ready, the paints are ready, the lighting is fine and even if we don’t make a masterpiece – we can have a lot of fun – you pose – I shoot ———   WOW   I can’t wait to get started.  Email me if you want to be a model – by appointment only



Seussical – at the Kad Suan Kaew Theater








Friday night  we went to see “Seussical” at the Kad Theater at Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Center – what a delightful evening.

Check out the SLIDESHOW






And our friend Jim put his photos in his FaceBook – he’s done a much better job of telling the story than I do – I’ll have to take more time and have each of my photos captioned – wow a lot of work – we’ll see