Aquascape Goes Wild, Nat Geo Wild

“We are extremely excited to be part of the Nat Geo WILD family and look forward to sharing our love for the water feature lifestyle with viewers around the world. Stay tuned for more information!” says – Greg Wittstock- (Owner-CEO) I first met Greg Wittstock in the late 90’s and we kinda hit it off […]

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From the Sketchbook(12)

It’s a Oldie! About the second after I finished this page of sketches I received a phone call telling me the project went kaput. So that was that. I think I was on to something here, but, alas . . . . . Another rendering from this went nowhere. Below is a rendering for a […]

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Fallingwater in Oil

Eamon O’Kane’s oil painting of Americas most well known house. I have seen a lot of different interpretations of Fallingwater, this one really jumps. It also seems the point of view is from a lower angle than the typical view of this side of the house with the waterfall. From the acompanying text of the […]

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From the sketchbook (sorta’)

This was from the sketchbook(moleskine), and was done on-site so I could show the contractor what I was thinking about in reference to the space. The idea for the space was to add a waterfall and a small body of water right up near the pool’s edge. The drawing in black and white was good […]

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An Appreciation of Stone (39)

It’s been awhile since we posted on one of my most favorite subjects-stone. I thought I would remedy that with this image of a waterfall and stream bed of one of my former design projects. The job was installed in 2006 and I snapped the picture early last week. [ Edge stone buried in help […]

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An Appreciation of Stone (34)

[ Ash Cave in SE Ohio during the Summer season. ] This is a perfect example of Blackhand Sandstone. The sandstone at the top of the formation is harder than the lower stone. Causing this wear pattern where the lower stone wears away leaving this spectacular overhang. This unique formation of sandstone is called Ash […]

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Back from Talking Water

Back tonight from a week long trip to Canada, a few days in Hamilton for the workshops,and then off and about to look at several other places. This includes some “vacation” time in Niagara Falls. “Niagara Falls . . . slowly I turned, step-by-step”. Do you recognize this quote? More later, on the trip and […]

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Reliving those Home Show Moments

“Selling the Illusion” . . . A while back I got into a Blog conversation with Kim over at Blackswamp Girl(great name) about Home Shows and the views, and the gardens, and a little of what goes into creating a look to capture those in attendance. Having done many a home show in earlier years, […]

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An Appreciation of Stone (25)

This weeks stone comes from a waterfall I built a couple of years ago in Omaha, Nebraska for a photography studio. The stone is typical Colorado fieldstone. To give you an idea of scale the falls is very close to 7.0ft high. and that’s about 3.0ft across the top. The double falls starts with 2 […]

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Conceptual Rendering, Waterfall

posted, 10/03/06 A Waterfall Rendering-selling stone. These 2 landscape renderings were drawn into my sketchbook on the job site. Normally  I make a few notes, shoot a lot of pictures, and just absorb the site. Then I go back and draw something up on the board to present to the client, during the conceptual meeting. […]

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More on ‘The Falls’

posted, 08/25/06 This is a continuation of yesterdays post. This set of little falls is a little further along the waterfeatures path. The one thing I would like to point out here is notice how the 1st falls, falls directly into a pool of water and the second falls lands directly onto a splash stone. […]

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