the artist's statement

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye" from THE LITTLE PRINCE. When people ask me "WHAT KIND OF ARTIST ARE YOU?"... I tell them, I am a painter ... they ask "OH oil or watercolor?".... I say, neither... I paint with light ... they give me a strange look.... IF I have the time and I think they are really interested, then I clarify... I use a camera and a scanner as a starting point, and then where it leads me I never know ... the end result may be a light capture from my scanner, or a manipulated photo, using many different computer enhancement tools including photoshop...... sometimes I create something that does not even look like anything recognizable. Then sometimes, I use mixed media.... mixing a printed inkjet picture with maybe a magazine transfer using wintergreen oil, or adding paint, or using sandpaper to rough it up the end I have something original that never existed before.... just a splash of pixel dust.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

nature's stained glass

The warm glow of the late afternoon sun peeks through a late autumn forest.  Using some photoshop magic, I created a surreal stained glass effect.  The trees become the lead, and the light becomes the glass.


Anonymous said...

It is truly surprising the way the trees have become lead and the light becomes the stained glass. I also like the tan walls contrast with the darkness of the stained glass window.

Regarding the artist at work he is pictured in the artist at work but he so much more zestful than the picture shows aH! He longs to get back to his work.

Rob Yoder said...

I really like the stained glass design which looks like shadows of branches in the late afternoon. It gives you the feeling that nature is present inside the church.

Johny Alives said...

When I was growing up in Europe, my grandmother took me to church every day and I was surrounded by beautiful stained glass windows. Today, when I see the late afternoon sun glowing through the barren autumn forest up at our cabin in the woods of North Carolina, I connect with my old memories of those days.

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