I submitted these 5 photos to the Ohio State Fair’s Fine Art Competition this morning. Deadline, tomorrow. I had a painting there last year. It was fun. Although most of the art was really good, there were some real stinkers, in my opinion. Oh well. We can’t make everyone happy. It was really hard to decide what to choose. Clouds, landscape, brooding moody art statement making heavy stuff, clever, humorous, weird… who knows??? I felt like I was trying to choose a pick 6 at the horse races. So, I think I went with my intuition. I had 5 chosen the other day, but they were random, doable, maybe fine. Maybe they were winners. Maybe I could have the pick 6 (5, really since there are only 5 photos)? I have no PPs to look at, no odds, nothing. Just me and my gazillion photos to look at. I felt like I was over thinking it. In horse racing, sometimes I win. When are intuition and guessing the same? Sometimes you just have to place the bet. In case you are curious, these photos are macro shots of parts of different paintings I did. Acrylic paint on acrylic sheet, watercolor on paper. I like them. I sometimes paint like this to see where the paint goes, what it does with little guidance. It is small or large, close or far away? What do you see in there? The idea that we are all connected, literally and figuratively by light and energy and spirit. That what is small is big and so forth. That is what these represent. And they are cool. I will let you know if any get accepted. Now I have to go and make 10 bean bags. Maybe I will sew them tomorrow.
These are closeup photos of watercolors some mixed with sand. I like artwork that makes me question things. My abstract art tries to confuse the viewer, creating a commentary on the makeup of ourselves and the universe. What can seem large and expansive might be microscopically small. The beauty seen in science photography is amazing. I also like looking at the abstraction created in cartography. I think it is very fascinating that a microscopic specimen so closely resembles the universe at large. Makes me think. What do you think?
My last post was surprisingly a long time ago, the end of May. Whoops! Yes, school is out and I am having lots of fun with my kids. Yes, it is easier to sit at the computer when it isn’t beautiful out. Yes, my computer needs to be fully erased and restarted to function unlike a sloth in honey, but jeesh! I would think I could stay a little more on task. Oh well…..I won’t beat myself up over me being me~~~ 😉
My local favorite camera shop (Midwest Photo Exchange) holds photo contests, the last one was a macro contest. Their hope is to challenge people to try something new. I love macro photography, but it is tricky! Even with my super fabulous camera, tripod, and macro lens, I had to work hard at getting a couple of shots I liked. My face got tired from trying to manually focus on the paint. I guess practice makes perfect, but the myriad of nuances that make or break a macro shot are many! This is the one I submitted to their contest.