Mixed Media - Mixed Media: Photography, Digital Art
“Hearts 'n Flowers“ is an abstract expressionist- figurative abstraction piece. It tells a story of vivid life and invites you to create your own experience of this visual tale. I hope you will find a connection here - linger awhile, possibly start a conversation about the elements - spaces, lines, textures and rhythms and contemporary themes that speak to you.
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This visual image began as a photo of some flowers I picked from my garden and placed in the east window of my studio. After a pen-and ink sketch, it took shape as an acrylic on canvas, later to be photographed once more.,. At that point it evolved into mixed media, modern contemporary (new media) paintography. When I took a photo of the final iteration and subjected it to the whims of my muse-(and computer)- here in my studio in Asheville, North Carolina the result was this digital rendering.
It continues a theme that runs through my work : Nature, metaphor, and the fraught process of selection we—each of us— face daily : The choice to look for colorful, life-affirming possibility in what is around us.
This image was honored as a FEATURE in the following outstanding GALLERY groups at Fine Art America:
Contemporary Abstract Painting and Digital Abstract Our World Gallery Bags Pin Me-Daily Digital Art and Photography Bright Fluorescent Artworks Wonderful Greeting Cards Art Submissions to PKA
*THANKS to artists and photographer colleagues for your comments, “Likes” and “Faves” and all the accompanying Good Energy.
(((*:*))) YOU can create with this piece as a framed (or unframed) gallery-quality print for your living space — possibly a soft and durable duvet cover, fabric shower curtain, throw pillow to add that unique pop of color— or delight someone special with greeting cards you won’t find at the grocery store— OR ...YOU! with a weekender tote or fun tank top. ...
THEME AND SYMBOLISM:: In this paintography piece, the juxtaposition of color with changing light symbolizes positive change through envisioning creative perspectives. Here the story of longing for connection highlights an impetus for change with compassion. This is a theme that runs through what I paint on canvas, or on paper, or in a digital way.
BACK-STORY: : I create visual narratives from what is around me- make sketches into canvas work, then take a photo creating a mixed media digital rendering such as what you see in this piece. I reach out for the story and metaphor in a visual narrative via texture, patterns, repetition that meet in a feeling of lyrical abstraction. These elements offer a sense of coming together - a collection of concepts and forms that take shape.
METHOD:: Modern Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Narrative, and Digital Paintography with a Twist. Look for interpretations of outer/inner landscapes with a persistent focus on patterns and bold or unusual color. Photo and digital manipulation mostly NOT an accurate interpretation, seek to explore the essence of the subject. I move shapes, colors, forms, textures, layering and the overall gestalt to achieve an effect. Expect glimpses of reality from unusual perspectives. Image-making prompted by nature.
September 28th, 2017
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