Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Latest work: "Yaquina Head Light"

Inspiration comes from a variety of places. Yesterday we had the pleasure of escorting Bridget C. and John around our neck of the woods for a couple of hours. We went out to Yaquina Head Lighthouse and they were shooting like crazy. They went down to the beach and I remained above, looking at the lighthouse, wondering what I could do that they wouldn't. I knew their photos were going to be very good. How could I make mine different? I shot from a different angle than I'd seen them shooting, and from farther away. So far, so good. But what next?

I've been inspired seeing what Jan Hagan's been doing, creating painterly-looking images. I don't know how she's doing it, what she's using to do it, and right now I don't want to know, don't want to borrow/steal/copy/be influenced by her techniques lest I become a pale copy. But she does inspire me to experiment a bit with what I have at hand, just to see what happens. Well, this happened. And I love it. I like the light, bright, summery effect I achieved, the painterly quality, and the texture. So it's my latest offering at Fine Art America.

Heartfelt thanks go to Bridget and John for pushing me to be better. And to Jan for encouraging me to play, experiment, and come up with something new. It's been a good couple of days.

©Carol Leigh

2 comments:

Judy said...

Beautiful & stunning were two words that came to mind. So glad you've been playing & experimenting.

Carol Leigh said...

Thanks, Judy!