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Painting with Light

I describe my process as painting with light. .  First, to create the story, I select and compose the subject. To expose the subject on the film, I set the amount and quality of light through studio lights, filters, aperture, and shutter speed. ·      Second, from the film a negative is created. In the darkroom, I […]

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Creative Philosophy Fine Art

Creativity

Creativity is defined as “the use of the imagination or original ideas”, especially in the production of an artistic work. My creative process for floral studies begins at a local summer farmer’s market or boutique florist with my selection based on an initial emotional response. I look at individual cut stems or a bouquet of […]

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Creative Philosophy Fine Art

Flowers Speak to You – Are you Listening

My sustained investigation of black and white floral studies may seem nostalgic next to the preference for color demonstrated by most artists. But the restricted palette, which recalls that of photographers Robert Mapplethorpe, and Imogen Cunningham, is most effective at conveying their poetic voice, often with sensual and erotic undertones. The calla lily captured my […]