“There are no lines in nature, only areas of color, one against another.” Edouard Manet
My entire month of November has been spent in preparation for an upcoming show at the Pearson Lakes Art Center http://www.lakesart.org/ opening with a reception on January 16, 2014. As a habit from my farming days I started early to try to circumvent any “surprises” that may occur during the process of organizing, printing, matting, framing, etc. While I know that only a fool with such intentions tempts the fates, I at least have enough time to scurry around towards the completion of the task.
At this point all the printing and framing has been completed and now the job of going through the pricing, cataloguing and labeling begins. The funny thing is I can barely remember the names of the selections, but all that has been written down, scratched out, rewritten, changed, added to, subtracted from, etc. My past workshop participants won’t find this surprising as it’s been a standard joke that I struggle to remember names and put them to the right faces.
The blog post is one of the new pieces that will be in this exhibit and was captured during my trip this past Fall on Michigan’s U.P. This was one situation that I was able to find a spot of color within the confines of the subject and was honored that mother nature provided it. It’s a pretty straight forward shot taken with my Canon 5D and processed in Photoshop and NIK software. I was pleased that I could gain a position that allowed the overhanging color to become a sort of “frame” for the subject. These types of techniques will be the focus of a digital photography workshop that I will be teaching at the Pearson during the month of April.
It is such an honor to be asked to exhibit at the Pearson and I’m excited to see this body of work, most from 2013, displayed as it gives me the opportunity to sort of scroll through “the book of 2013”.
One other side note…I will be removing my work from A Piece Of Work at the end of this month, largely due to the size and needs of the Pearson show, but expect to return in April, 2014.
Thank you all for visiting and being the supportive elements for the writing of this blog. I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving and wish you a happy weekend.
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For more views of my work visit;
"A Piece Of Work", Spirit Lake, Iowa http://www.apieceofworkinc.com
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org