I just wrote a few words on my art blog about what inspires me to paint. The focus was photography.
Photography has become an increasingly important component to my painting life. But even if I didn't draw a single line, or dab a brilliant color, photography would be of prime importance.
Photography allows me to recall, remember, reminisce, reflect on the stamen of a flower to the magnificent strength of the ocean; the pink of strawberry stained hands
to the lavender fields of Provence; the blur of a bird's beating wings to the single drop of water.
My life is enriched by taking the time to photograph the smallest to the largest experiences.
I can't imagine not having a camera close at hand.
I would have missed
Students observing art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Musicians' body language expressing a LOVE for their music-making.
Spiderman Up High
Memorable Meal at Sunset
Our first ripe tomato before the birds could find it.
This photograph was taken while walking through a park, over five years ago. I treasure it. I wonder who this woman is and where is she now.
Walking by a planter and noticing colorful artichokes. Photographing them I realized they were hand painted paper!!
Mango sherbet reflections.
These photos are NOT fine art, they are barely amateur, however they are personal treasures.