Trying seeing differently for an Artistic Point of View

I know so many photographers and other types of artists that are afraid of doing something different. Here is an exercise for you, take a picture or painting you really like that you’ve done and change it. Make several different versions in different styles – go from oils to water colors, color to black and white, or from realistic to interpretive. Experiment and find a new point of view:

I liked the photograph but not nearly as much as this digital art rendition.

What in a Name for an project?

For me, the importance of the name of an art project should help the viewer relate to their life experiences.


Shovel’s End

In the end your want your art to speak to the person and the very best way to help them with that experience in my opinion is tying it to their life experiences or learned knowledge. Help them get past the perceptual defenses everyone puts up to stop the thousands of messages aimed at them throughout the day. If your art’s name ties into the persons life experiences it will help them see the message in your art – even if it is “art for art’s sake” only.

Sharing your specials places….Astoria Fishing Fleet

During this season of sharing, I am introducing my “Image Oregon” videos in which I will share the places I’ve gone to create still and video images of Oregon. Hopefully someday you will get to visit Oregon and these will give you an idea of what you can expect as an artist visiting Oregon for inspiration.

Here is one that focuses on the Astoria fishing fleet: