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And Then There Were Two

Photography Prints

Art Prints 

 

 

This is the result of artistic collaboration! The painting turned out wonderful!  I have no regrets about giving Lyn Deutsch   permission to paint from my original photo.  Thank you Lyn! I learned as child that sharing is good. “Give and ye shall receive” is a good motto to live by. If I never  gave her permission to use my photo for a reference,  there would only be one piece of art inspired by a scene but now there are two!

I saw this beautiful scene on  a wonderful vacation visiting my Dad in Oregon & we shared this special  moment in time together. It brought us joy at the time so why not share the joy with not only the people who view my photo but also all the people who will view Lyn’s painting?

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the “I have to look out for number one” state of mind but when you look out for number two and three and more wonderful things can happen. I think it starts with letting go of fear, fear of “what if this or that happens?”  but sometimes when we really examine our fears we realize that even if the “this” or “that” happens it’s really not that bad and often “this” or “that” doesn’t even happen!

 I’ve found in my life over the years that even when things seem like they are not going the way I want them to be going , that things always turn out in the end. There is a lot of truth to the phrase “Let Go And Let God”. In other words, just live your life with the ups and downs and realize that it will all turn out ok in the end because it always does and remember to stop spending your time worrying and instead spend your time sharing, giving & helping others where you can!  God/ the Universe/ Your higher power will take care of the rest. 🙂

Photography Prints

I recently responded to a forum post in Fine Art America where artist Lyn Deutsch was inquiring if any of the photographers in Fine Art America would be interested in allowing her to use one of their photos for a painting reference. I immediately responded with a YES!  Not long after I d she asked if she could use the above photo.  I’m very honored & flattered that an artist would want to paint one of my images. 

The forum generated a very lively conversation amongst the members ranging from “Sure! Please do!” to “I wouldn’t be comfortable with someone using my work for reference since it is my work & vision and not theirs”.  I find myself on the end of the spectrum of seeing this a compliment from a fellow artist and as long as I am given a photo credit for this it is also a great way to get more exposure for my photography (pun intended Lol).

 I’ve always been envious of people who have the talent & ability to draw and paint what they see  but I am not one of those people who can draw or paint much more than a happy face or a stick figure! So I have found myself in the world of photography, capturing beauty in nature and candid cherished moments of friends & family.  So when an artist wants to paint one of my photos it’s almost like they are saying ” you have created a beautiful piece art & I want to create from your creation” which makes me feel good about my art.

She may be painting  the same scene but it will be a different interpretation. The paint and texture & colors she uses will create a whole new dimension to the same scene. It is kind of  like one piece of music that can have many different arrangements.  Or even a snippet from a song that has been re-mixed into another song.  Or it could be like a flower that goes to seed and creates more flowers. The original flower is a perfect picture of  beauty but why stop there? If you let it go to seed it could one day create a whole field of flowers! 🙂