When my friend and I were helping a relative clean his apartment, this print of The Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville North Carolina nearly ended up in the trash. I have lost a great number of beautiful images due to a computer hard disk failure, and this was one of them. So this print is a one-of-a-kind. This was from my photography and printing days.
I had two different photos of this scenery. The other one, very large one, is hanging somewhere in Asheville North Carolina. Using techniques that I have learned from other photographers and printers, I enlarged an aggressively cropped image for a 15 by 48 inches print. Even up close, it was not easy to see that it was enlarged from an aggressively cropped photo.
Then I experimented with black and white photography and making black and white prints, but my prints were not like all other prints because mine were printed on a modified printer that had 7 different values of greys. It was an expensive modification but it was worth it because the tonal range was very wide. I was a master of my digital craft. I knew how to manipulate an image for a print. Alas, people were not interested in my photography, so I set it aside to continue with my painting.
“At the end of the day, no one gets a prize for simply getting it accurate. A bit of artistic theatrics can go a long way in making a painting a piece of artwork instead of just another picture.”—Richard McKinley
There Are Lots of Interesting Subjects Just Outside My Door Steps
Art don't have to be grand to be noticed and loved
The Last Day Of Summer In The Northern Hemisphere
the process of “catching up” was no longer valid
I had a dream that I was looking up to the night sky
nothing is stationary
The decrepit red barn. oil on linen on panel, 6 x 8 inches