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  • Nice work! I'm a pretty good photographer, but not much of an artist.

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  • @Bob-Pixley
    The trick to photography is to pick good subject matter and click, am I right?



  • @BigDub said in Artist on BOARD:

    The trick to photography is to pick good subject matter and click, am I right?

    In photography framing the image in a way that transcends the subject into an image that evokes an emotional and/or cerebral response makes the difference between a photo/snapshot and something more. Choice of lighting, juxtaposition, and color or grayscale balance/contrast contribute to the impact of the image as well.

    In the past, when photographers developed film instead of using a digital format, it was fairly routine to manipulate parts of or all of the image to suit the goal of the artist, and there were those who continued this process with programs such as PhotoShop, but the most evocative images today involve setting up the shot so that none of this is necessary.



  • @J-Jericho said in Artist on BOARD:

    @BigDub said in Artist on BOARD:

    The trick to photography is to pick good subject matter and click, am I right?

    In photography framing the image in a way that transcends the subject into an image that evokes an emotional and/or cerebral response makes the difference between a photo/snapshot and something more. Choice of lighting, juxtaposition, and color or grayscale balance/contrast contribute to the impact of the image as well.

    In the past, when photographers developed film instead of using a digital format, it was fairly routine to manipulate parts of or all of the image to suit the goal of the artist, and there were those who continued this process with programs such as PhotoShop, but the most evocative images today involve setting up the shot so that none of this is necessary.

    Absolutely. My comment was oversimplified, and a bit tongue in cheek. Or maybe a lot tongue in cheek.
    It is definitely easier to take a bad photograph than a good one. I often marvel at photographs taken by my photographer friends.



  • Here is a commission once again, for a fellow TrumpetBoards member. His input was very much in play for how I did this one. I enjoyed working with him and I appreciated his open mindedness to the ideas I shared while working on it. Amazing that in this age of technology we could accomplish this without ever even meeting face to face.75E60754-D1D2-4E9A-A9BB-770769C79802.jpeg



  • @BigDub said in Artist on BOARD:

    @Bob-Pixley
    The trick to photography is to pick good subject matter and click, am I right?

    Lol...yeah, that's about it. Cheapest camera you can find will do the trick - just point and shoot.

    Seriously, though, it's all about subject matter, framing, and lighting. Nothing as intensive as painting, though. Photography is art for those of us with a good eye and few traditional artistic skills.

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  • @BigDub said in Artist on BOARD:

    Not even sure I could stop.


    I know the itch well. Its that way with me and my trumpet.


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    I may get a commission, too. I very much like the art.



  • A recent photograph:

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  • Some of you might appreciate a little southern comfort Art.
    This is a scene I painted from a friend's great photo of a South Carolina inlet, somewhere on or near Hilton Head Island. By the way, I was unhappy with the first version and did it over. This is the new version.F114804E-F3A3-4E08-A989-317961644B62.jpeg



  • @BigDub

    W O W !!!!



  • @BigDub said in Artist on BOARD:

    Some of you might appreciate a little southern comfort Art.
    This is a scene I painted from a friend's great photo of a South Carolina inlet, somewhere on or near Hilton Head Island. By the way, I was unhappy with the first version and did it over. This is the new version.F114804E-F3A3-4E08-A989-317961644B62.jpeg

    Beautiful. It reminds me of the Florida Highwaymen.



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  • This is going to be a big one. These are all the commissioned paintings I did for Dr. GO, AKA gmonady, from another life. He has been very good to support me in my artwork. A little background, here. Not all the paintings were from supplied photos from the Doc. The Farm has a great story. That was my photo, the covered bridge was from my own photo, and the moonlit ocean scene was kind of dreamed up.....from what he described to me of what he wanted...here we go.55B67D99-D41B-4438-84DB-42156C2703B5.jpeg ![001BC428-E17F-4D1F-A55B7DC35FDCB21C.jpeg(/assets/uploads/files/1568996604706-001bc428-e17f-4d1f-a55b-7dc35fdcb21c.jpeg) 30B79D84-91AA-4C3E-9BCF-74CF6FFD7AED.jpeg



  • The stream was from Doc's travels to the Gatlinburg Tennessee area. The two Schnauzers were his ( Emily, Gray) and his Mother in Law’s ( Ellie, the black one ).
    The farm snow scene happened like this: One snowy very cold Saturday morning I felt it would be great to take some nice snow scene photos for future reference material. Must have been Monday I hear from Doc, that he is thinking about a farm snow scene for a painting from me!



  • Back to another non-commissioned-my-own-choice-of-subject-matter paintings. I was very happy with the results of it.FCE627CC-814F-42E5-AD2B-3D636477C4F7.jpeg
    This is a farm not even 5 miles from my house. That might be a huge surprise for those who share a certain opinion about New Jersey!



  • Hi BigDub,
    The barn scene is so neat that a person can almost smell the crisp Autumn air and the Sun and sky are so bright its severe clear but the heat is missing because its Autumn. How a person can communicate with splotches of color is way over my head. I must have been absent the day the teacher went over this topic.



  • @Dr-Mark said in Artist on BOARD:

    Hi BigDub,
    The barn scene is so neat that a person can almost smell the crisp Autumn air and the Sun and sky are so bright its severe clear but the heat is missing because its Autumn. How a person can communicate with splotches of color is way over my head. I must have been absent the day the teacher went over this topic.

    Thanks, Dr. Mark. I appreciate your observations very much. I think you are very good at being in tune with what I was trying to put across, by the way.



  • An oldie. I did like the way this one cake off, though. It was done in perhaps 1980, plus or minus a year or two. This, too was a commission. I did love doing it, by the way.FDEA0C5E-668D-42D1-8C5F-29D63D44394D.jpeg



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