Description Starting with a photograph, a variety of techniques are used to produce an oil painting effect that is enhanced when printed on a texured paper, ideally Hahnemuhle Torchon or Peize Pro Matte Canvass (Epson Enhanced Matte is also a good lower cost alternative). The initial amount of detail and colors of the photograph, the amount of blurring and color alteration, and the type of brush and brush strokes all contribute to achieving the desired image.
John Fildes Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement Welcome to Expressions of Light, the showcase for the creative vision of John Fildes.
For me, photography is a means of creative expression, and my images are meant to truly be expressions of light, conveying a mood and evoking a passionate response. My creative vision is strongly focused on conveying strong compositions, interesting geometric forms, rich textures, and vivid colors. My hope is to capture moments in light that convey visions and emotions that we all experience, and in doing so to help all of us find our commonality and our place in the one universe that we all share. My work is also an exploration of techniques and includes fine arts color and black & white images, line sketches, pastels, watercolors, and oil paintings made from photographs. I understand that art evokes a unique reaction in each person, and I can only hope that all who view my work will find the joy and solice that it gives me.
I have thousands of artistic works for you to enjoy, but I showcase only about 90 pieces at a time on this site to make it easier to view a sampling of my creations in a limited amount of time. Please come back frequently since I add (or swap) about three new works each day as I cycle through my collection. All of the works of art are available for sale as framed prints on papers that enhance the unique aspects of each image, and I would be honored if you choose to display my original artwork.
Thanks for visiting, and please feel free to contact me on the blog, or by e-mail. It is always a pleasure to discuss the vision that an image conveys, or the techniques that I use.