Category Archives: creativity

Using Real-Life Textures

“This is my drawer full of knickknacks, my personal gewgaws, here rendered in sepia as if to dilute the sinfulness of a hoarder tendency! What is creativity but the raw discovery of new uses for the familiar, turning junk into things of beauty?” Continue reading

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Composition and Viewpoint

“For how can we reflect the vastness of the universe within our finite selves? Artists hint at this infinity by showing that vast, unspeakable Whole in something conspicuously small.” Continue reading

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Graphic Arts

It’s humbling to realize that after almost eight years I am still discovering major things about my interest in visual representation. I started thinking I would edit digital films (videos, we used to call them) before getting sidetracked into still … Continue reading

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Simplifying Lines and Color

“[Art] is reality from which are abstracted what the artist does not consider essential to the image and and the use of reality as a launching-off point for adding the artist’s own vocabulary for expressing his or her inner vision (or feeling) in the image. Continue reading

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Collage Is Not Easy Business

“A powerful technique requires a correspondingly deeper understanding to support the deployment or one demeans the process, loses the fierceness of true enterprise!” Continue reading

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Through Rain-Soaked Glass

“….we forget that these digital filters often have their origin in analog effects either while shooting film or in the processing of the film.” Continue reading

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Golden Hour

“But for landscapes, there is early morning, early evening and this special hour if you catch it, the Golden Hour, when the world is softly golden and one recalls the golden apples of Hesperides that conferred immortality to any who ate them.” Continue reading

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