Saturday, October 24, 2009

Calendar Scene: Autumn




Something is a bit different about this post. What is it? The image is a photograph, not a piece of my hand-done or digital artwork. I took this photo, but it was such a nice scene that I felt no need to do a watercolor or acrylic that would just duplicate it. Nowadays art galleries are full of photographs, and they are considered art if they are presented well enough. But in my earlier art days, photographs were still thought of as something less than real ART, unless some major famous photographer did them. I am considering posting my especially good photographs occasionally, unless you think it is cheating.

This photo was taken in 2007, in eastern Massachusetts, just a couple of miles from my parents' house and the place I grew up. The roadside fence of granite chunks is typically New England. I'm posting it here because I will be going up there again for my annual parent care visit. I'll probably revisit this place or someplace like it. During next week I may not be able to put up "Art By-Products." I'll try to make some sketches while I am there.

2 comments:

Mike said...

I'd love to see more of your photos. In fact, if you were comfortable with it, I'd love to see original photos you used as source for your art. Although I completely understand if you didn't want to share that sort of thing. :)
Best of luck in your trip/adventure.

Tristan Alexander said...

Posting your photos is great, but I am one who still does not consider photos to be art. They can be artistic and there are exceptions to my oppinion, but to me, the vast majority of photos are not art!