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...
My advice to those thinking of submitting to art festivals…go for it! It will be some of the most rewarding and interesting experiences you’ll have in your life. It will make you a better artist - you will understand why you are making art, how to talk about your artistic process and you will learn how to sell you art - all while getting valuable feedback from interested art lovers and art buyers!
"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)
You're invited to a solo show of my work at Dodson's Fine Jewelers and Gallery, 516 W Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA. Please join me for an Artist's Reception, Friday, Nov. 4th from 5 pm to 8 pm. The show runs through the month of November 2016.