Latest update 8/13/09

All of my prints are giclee and archival. I print my own,
mostly on canvas and mount them on streacher bars
for hanging or framing.

 

The following ten giclees are 22" x 15".


Humming Bird

 


Jimson Weed

 


Butterfly

 


Blue Flower

 


Coyote Gourds

 


Lotus Blossom

 


Curious Yellow

 


Early Morn

 


Friends

 


Grafitti

 

The next eleven photographs are Triptychs.
Each consist of three separate Giclee canvas', gallery wrapped
 and joined together in the back with 1/4" spacing.

Rounding Pylon #2  42" x 28"
Remember when you learned to roll into a steep turn
 and had to squeeze just the right amount of rudder and, at the exact time, 
needed elevator to stay in coordinated flight without loss of altitude? 

 

 

 

Wingin' It  42" x 28"
We all know the feeling. It doesn't matter what incredible techniques
 you have employed during the flight. What counts is the landing.
 Blow that baby and all of your previous heroics are tossed out the window. 

 

 

 

Cranes, Cranes, Cranes  42" x 32"
Formation references depend on what position you are flying. 
You most likely will have a wing-line reference and a longitudinal reference. 
Along with these references you will need to maintain wingtip/nose-tail separation.

 

 


Full man a Flower 42" x 25"
Full many a gem of purest ray serene
The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear:   
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste it's fragrance on the desert air. 

                          -
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard 

 

 

 

...and the Monsoon Came  42" x 28"
 How it pours, pours, pours, In a never-ending sheet!
 How it drives beneath the doors! How it soaks the passer's feet!

                                                       Rhyme of the Rain, Rossiter Johnson

 

 

 

Games People Play  42" x 34"
We don't stop playing because we grow old;
 we grow old because we stop playing.

                                                                                                     - George Bernard Shaw

 

 

 

 

Squirrel in the Oak Tree  42" x 22"
 I would bet your dog once chased a squirrel into the oak tree
 and now expects the squirrel to be there.

 

 

 

Somewhere Under the Rainbow  42" x 28"
 The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow,
 but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.

 

 

 

Tribute to Tom Mix  42" x 28"
Taken in the Tom Mix Wash

       Tom Mix, the Whoop-de-do Cowboy

Back in the 20's, he was King of the West.
He righted all wrongs on his celluloid quest.
He galloped "tlot tlot" through the Hollywood plains.
He caught all the crooks who were robbing the trains.
Round town, he was suave, a star sprinkled with gilt.
He was rich. He was smooth, played it up to the hilt.
His mansion was lit with a silver screen shine
That proclaimed the Mix name on a big neon sign.
He wore fancy dan outfits and lizard skin boots,
Indulged in wild weekends and long, drunken toots.
On his belt glittered diamonds, as well as on spurs,
While his six lovely wives wore voluminous furs.
He packed reels with action for 300 flicks,
Leading Tony, his pony, through daredevil tricks.
He strolled on through time with his tall cowboy walk.
But when talkies arrived, old Tom didn't talk.
Instead, bought a circus and toured through the land.
It was there, outside Tucson, he made his last stand.
Near a wash in the desert, his roadster of speed
Rolled on through the night like a tumbling weed.
All alone in his Cord, who knows why he swerved?
Inattentive or drunk, in a doze or unnerved.
His suitcase slipped forward, a moment he cussed.
When his car went amuck, Tom Mix bit the dust.
Now his name is a legend. And no one knows why.
Just a black and white cowboy. One hellova guy
                                               
Connie Spittler (aka my wife)

 

 

Waiting for Van Gogh  42" x 29"
"I am hard at it, painting with the enthusiasm of a Marseillais eating bouillabaisse,
 which won't surprise you when you know that what I'm at is 
the painting of some sunflowers."
                                       
-Van Gogh

 

 



Curious Orange  42" x 25"
I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.

-                                                             Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"

 

 

 



 

Curious Lavender  42" x 28"
 

 

 

 

Curious Yellow  13" x 19"
 

 

 

Waiting for Hitchcock  72" x 48"
Here I am with a 6' wide, five panel giclee on canvas'

         
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THE GALLERY


Gecko

Butterfly 1

Butterfly 2

Butterfly 3

Butterfly 4

Luna Moth

Butterfly 5

Butterfly 6

Butterfly 7

The Rains of Autumn

And Then the Rainbow


Evening Desert


Finger Rock, Tucson


Flame Skimmer

 
Backyard Visitor

G
Desert Fern

The Duck

Western Lubber Grasshopper - Brachystola magnau
e

These individual blossoms (less than an eighth of an inch wide)
 make up the beautiful bouquet of the African Sumac.
These are January Blossoms.


Wild Desert Flower found near the Tom Mix Memorial Wash
on Highway 77 North of Oracle, AZ. Flowers are about 1/4"


Arizona Evening Sky


Old StuffStuff

18 miles north of Mendocino, CA, Highway 1

The Vase


The Flautist, Ft. Bragg CA


Cat & the Buzzard


El Tour de Tucson

(for many pictures of El Tour De Tucson 2003 & 2004, click here)


SPLITTERATIOS
(photo compositions)
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For the following photos, my photographic emphasis is on Splitteratio’s,  a presentation formulated in paintings I first exhibited in 1987 at the Artists’ Coop in Omaha, Nebraska. Admittedly for this technique, I tip my hat to David Hockney and Rene Magritte.

I start with a familiar image, then slice it into fragments, a reminder of the pieces around us that compose the whole. It’s a visual representation of a simple idea. The pieces and parts that go into the sum of it all.

In my film career, one of the important parts of the process was the editing. So many views and approaches are possible, using different editing styles. I find that by cutting and splicing, I can also change the look and emphasis of my still photographs, giving me unlimited choices.

It’s been said that Splitteratios are a deconstruction of Gestalt. If the German psychologists found that we see patterns instead of a whirling blur of colors and shapes, my camera focuses on the segments and shades that blend together to make up a bird or a raindrop or a butterfly. Through editing, I can separate the parts and juxtapose them in different ways. 

The pieces and parts. The sum of it all. 
We go through life surrounded by the familiar,
 not noticing, not paying attention


Lazy Summer Day


Splitteratios take the familiar and slices it into fragments,

 


Winter, Mt Lemon

a reminder of the pieces around us that compose the whole

 


Wing Span

As a design element, Splitteratios expand space and manipulate dimension


Morning Moon


Splitteratios photographic division plays with vertical and horizontal images,

         
Two Doves                                                             Grasshopper


a counterpoint to a room's plantation shutters, venetian or vertical blinds

Agave


 Or just think of Splitteratios as a visual representation of a simple idea.

 

           
       R.I.P.                                               Cat Buzzard 

..


Curious Yellow

Bellagio, Las Vegas

 

 


Highway 1

 


Cholla

 

      
Back When...                                      Saguaro

 

 

     
Moon and Mountains

 

 


Desert Woodpecker

 

 


The Catalinas


 


Silhouette


 


Rain drops are falling...

 


Dragonfly in the Wood
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   I've been doing still photography for over fifty years. My focus varies as I cover nature, scenic views and close ups of small subjects. My photograph "Follow the Yellow" was selected by the Pima Arts Council for its present tour of libraries. 

   My paintings and photography were featured at the Artists’ Coop and Antiquarian Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska, and are found in private collections in the Midwest, as well as Arizona, Colorado and California.

   As a cinematographer I produced and directed presentations from coast to coast. Recognition of my work includes a Clio, gold, silver and bronze medals from the New York and Houston International Film Festivals, as well as a top prize from the Los Angeles Federation of Advertising Club and Best of NAMA, a National AgriMarketing A/V award. 

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