Paper★★★☆☆Details Ink Archival LUCIA EX pigmented 12-color ink
Usually ships the next day ArtistGuy BensonPlatinum Member CollectionItaly
Description I shot this picture of Florence's Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (more commonly known as the Duomo) from the Michelangelo Plaza overlooking the city. The Duomo is the city's cathedral church. It is notable for its dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior marble is a study in beautiful contrasts with its shades of green and pink bordered by white.
Guy Benson, College Station, Texas Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement
Imagekind Featured Artist of the Day on July 16, 2009 and December 30, 2010.
God blessed me with my artistic talent. I strive to improve that talent so I can glorify Him with it and hopefully bless others. I seek to produce something of beauty that reflects my spirit and the God who gave me the talent.
My style is eclectic. I do not allow the “rules” to bind me. By that I mean that even though the principles that guide each medium are important, I do not allow them to restrict me. For me, that negates the very soul of artistic freedom.
In painting, I work mainly in acrylic. After much experimentation, I have discovered that "The Painterly Method" is where my passion lies. I work either from one of my photos where my senses have "mapped" the location, or plein air where I can immerse myself in the scene around me.
In photography, I am drawn to both classic compositions and unusual angles. I also love to get in close to see the patterns and colors at play on my subject.
My art reflects my internal mix of the traditional and the experimental. The rest is flying pigments and pixels.
Thanks for taking the time to browse through my work. I hope you find something of beauty that moves your spirit. If you have any questions (or if you are interested in purchasing an original painting), please e-mail me at email@example.com