I have an appreciation for many forms of art. So I have decided to participate in a Five Day Art Challenge on Facebook. This is a challenge going around Facebook where artists are invited to share 3 images of their ART for five days. Seems like somewhere in the challenge it turned into a 'painting' challenge and that could be why I was not nominated. I am mainly known as a photographer, not a painter. Since I am doing things a little different, I decided not post the images on Facebook but share my portfolio with others on my journal. I discovered this idea after searching about the challenge and found Vicky L. Williamson's website where she had the challenge posted on her blog. I like her sketches from the Kansas City sketchcrawl she shared on day three.
This is my first acrylic painting - ever. I collaborated with Bob Hayes and worked from his original photograph for Hide and Seek. The pairing was introduced for the first time in the 2012 Inspirations exhibit at the Fairlawn Plaza Classic Bean.
Lasting Impression was created from a photograph I took with a film camera in the 90's when going through the Rocky Mountain National Forest. I came across the photo years later after having the negatives scanned to a CD. I thought the image was very grainy and not the best quality for print so I decided to play with the image digitally with the filters in Adobe Photoshop and this was the end result. Every time we go through the forest I look for these trees, they were on a hairpin curve where there was a pull off but I believe this tree is no longer standing.
I enjoy pulling over roadside and attempting to capture the detail and beauty of aspens. Photographing aspens is not as easy as it may first appear when you are viewing them from a moving vehicle. This area the aspens were pure perfection from any angle and the lighting enhanced the grove into the distance. Edge of Aspen was taken just southeast of Aspen, CO along HWY 82 on August, 2nd in 2012.