While I’m shooting I may see a hint of a landscape or cloud I plan to use later, but mostly I just shoot what looks interesting and know I will have ‘discovery’ later as I get them into the computer and see what I have. I do not change the color of an image, I just bring up the saturation and contrast and that usually reveals gorgeous color combinations and textures that I would never think of creating on my own. It’s magical and I feel a bit of alchemy as I transform an image of scrapyard castoffs to a...
I love to interact with all of the people (can be hundreds of people a day) and tell the story of my journey as an artist and the process I use to create my work. I have an unusual process of photography and mixed media, when people find this out, they are often surprised initially thinking my pieces are paintings! I use an explanation board, shown here, to help some visualize my process.
In the studio painting edges.....Thought for Today....."An artist is an explorer" ~ Henri Matisse, a French artist, known for both his use of color and his fluid and original draftsmanship. He was a draftsman, print maker and sculptor; but is known primarily as a painter.
"Hoshi", Archival pigment print I created using two digital images of rusted and weathered metal surfaces....Thought for Today ~ An artist is not paid for his labor, but for his vision. ~James Whistler. American Impressionist Style Painter and Etcher, Noted for Nocturne Paintings. (1834-1903)