“Remember When …” is the final chapter associated with my current pear studies. As a reminder, my images are created without digital manipulation. My creative challenges were: Dessert Pears: To create these images, I built a sandbox and added cactus plants. Through staging and lighting, I was able to create the fell of pears in […]
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I hope you are enjoying reading “An Affair with Pears. I have enjoyed sharing elements of my artistic vision. Whether it is pear or floral or mushroom or landscape studies, I still critically look at the subject to create the most unique presentation to engage you and in some cases for you to question what […]
As we approach February, I title this edition of An Affair with Pears “L’Amour Toujours” (“Love Always”). Besides Valentine’s Day, February represents a significant month. February 6th was Pauline’s, my life partner and soul mate, birthday. Coincidently, she passed away on her birthday in 2018. I am featuring four images that represents our love. In […]
This is the next edition of An Affair with Pears. As I indicated in the first edition, my composition objective is to create innovative pear images that are playful, mischievous, fanciful, and sensual. I hope you enjoy and please share your thoughts.
Preface Pears forms one of three subjects included in my still life portfolio. To highlight my artistic vision, I created five episodes posted to social media over the past two and half weeks. Each episode focuses on a theme using a different grouping of pear images created from 2004 to present. In each episode, I […]
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 […]
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 […]