Available Sizes:  16x20, 20x24, 30x40, 40x50, 50x62
Artist’s Choice:  Artist Series, White Museum Matte

Appreciation Level:  OOOOO
Artist Proof: 50 / Limited Edition: 500

Cloud Over Hill

Camas Prairie
Montana, USA

My father loved to oil paint.  As a youngster I had the rare privilege of being taught to draw ; first pencil on paper, then pastels on watercolor and eventually oil on canvas, by my father.  It was a joy of his that he was passionate about passing on.

In all those two dimensional mediums you first envision what you want and then begin to put it down on ‘paper’, if you goof, no problem because you simply paint over it, erase and redo or crumple it up and start over.  Some would say that this process is what makes art very ‘creative’.  Hogwash I say and I’m coming from unique point of view knowing how to do the other two dimensional mediums.  Art is inherent in the artist and cannot be taught, you either have it, or you do not.  It’s that simple.

I chose photography, and not the other way around, as my chosen medium because it is the hardest of all the two dimensional art forms – not even open for debate, it is simply the most difficult because I thrive on challenge.

All that being said, I absolutely love it when a scene presents itself in a painterly way.  It gives me immense joy to know that some of the great paintings throughout history are simply a reflection of actuality.

The artist has mimicked nature, somehow making it ‘art.’  Go figure.

It makes me wonder if they had had a camera if they wouldn’t have used it instead of a paint brush.l.

See Ya On the Trail!


Field Notes
Camera:  Arca Swiss RL3d Large Format    
Lens:  40mm
Aperture:  f22.3
Exposure:  2 Seconds
Film:  Phase One IQ180 (iso35)