Posts Tagged ‘ Fine Art ’

Colorful Paintings Capture the Endless Freedom of the Open Road


East Hampton, Long Island-based artist Grant Haffner paints vivid landscapes inspired by the beautiful country roads and bodies of water of his hometown. Using acrylic, marker, and pencil on wood panel, the painter deconstructs the road scene into a striking series of graphic lines and eye-catching colors. Each image captures the exciting feeling of driving for miles down empty highways—watching power lines pass by in a blur, feeling the dips and turns of the road beneath the wheels, and enjoying the boundless expanse of sky overhead.

“When I drive I feel completely alive,” Haffner says on his Saatchi Art profile. “For a small moment, in between this place and that, I am free from reality. My truck and I become a motion of blurred color, barreling through space and time. I like to keep my window open to listen to the sounds that traveling makes, to enjoy the smell of the landscape. Every trip is a new one, not one sunset is the same. On the road I am a part of the painting. I am movement, color, sound, adventure and emotions. This is my landscape.”

 

Heroes


 Heroes with superhuman powers have always been part of our history. From Greek mythology to the Scandinavian gods.  I have always been a big fan of the superhero genre. It is very interesting to read about these characters who want to do good and take risks every day just to ensure our safety. It is also interesting to understand why we have created these characters.  Artist Ashkan Honarvar took it to another level. Check the pictures below!

Female Hollywood Stars’ Portrait In Profile


Davide Morettini is an Italian Illustrator from Recanati, Italy. His focus is on illustrations, fine arts and painting. You can check them out on his page http://www.davidemorettini.com (Original work and copyright with him).

 

Black And White Photomontages


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Thomas Barbèy grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, across the street from the “Caran D’ache” factory, the largest manufacturer of art supplies. He started drawing seriously at the age of 13, using black “encre de Chine” and gouaches for color. His influences were Philippe Druillet, Roger Dean and H.R. Giger. Today, he resides in Las Vegas and travels the world, taking his camera wherever he goes. Thomas has been a photographer for over twenty years now and prefers to use his old Canon AE1s when he shoots in 35mm or his RB67 when he shoots in medium format. More recently, he has been doing Black and White Photomontages for the sole purpose of doing Fine Art, without working for a specific client. He has combined several images taken over a period of twenty years to create surreal situations with the help of the enlarger in a dark room. His work has a specific style and is very characteristic. He only works with Black and White, including Sepia toning at times.

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The picture takes you into an imaginary world where you can see the captain telling the passengers to fasten their safety belts and get prepared for the descent, and so on. At times Thomas comes up with ideas beforehand, try to materialize them and it works. At other times, it comes as an accident, where the ideas come afterwards, when the image is already finished and the concept has yet to be understood. Thomas claims he is learning constantly through the process of creation. Thomas travels 2-3 times a year to take photographs of different things and places. Sometimes he uses an image several years later, but only when it fits, like the perfect piece in a puzzle, and completes his latest project. Some images are composed of negatives that are separated by a decade in the actual time that he has taken them and only come to life when they found their perfect match. It’s the combination of two or more negatives that give birth to a completely unusual vision, but most of all, the title he gives the final image is the glue and the substance of the piece.

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The Fine Art Photos Of Ryan Schude.


Photos always evoke certain emotions, and when composed correctly can have different meanings to each person who looks at them.  Photographer Ryan Schude seems to be a master of composition and technique in his photos.  The small collection I came across recently features models of all ages, and wildly creative concepts (like candy in your grandmothers purse, and milk and cookies.)  But no matter what the message you take from any of his photos may be, they are all fully constructed from background to foreground with meticulous attention to detail.  Check the method.