Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
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Description Three lonely ducks flew west to east in front of a dramatically setting sun. I sat below, earthbound, camera pointed skyward, doing my best to do justice to the sky. I did not intend for the birds to be in this photo. In fact they are rather a happy accident. But it wasnt' until I pulled this image up on my screen that I really noticed the ducks and I suddenly felt very lonely and forelorn. Here they were, alone, the pond was freezing up. Where were they going to go? Where might they find open water and would it stay light long enough for them to get there? What happens to ducks if they get caught, lonely, in a vast sky at night with nowhere to land? I can't stop thinking about those ducks. They almost make me cry.
Brenda Leitow Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement Photography is one of the most essential things to a happy life, in my world. Every time I get out my camera I go out and bathe myself in light and color and line and texture... and everything in the world around me. Photography is a very emotional art for me. When I take photos in the rain, or in the morning dew, or when the light gets soft near sunset, or sharp at sunrise, the light creates such an atmosphere that I can almost feel the colors melting right into my being, creating their lasting impressions. My job as an artist is to capture colors, not always as I see them, but also how I imagine them to be. I manipulate light and color to my desire. It's rather like a prism, bending the light, showing color. Only as a photographer I bend the light less precisely, leaving some breathing space for the light to find its own path. The light creates itself in that way, taking away my control, and does amazing things with color that never even occurred to me to imagine.
If you wish to read more about me and my art, follow the link below. Linda Scott Galok has written a wonderful feature that showcases many pieces of my work and details what it's like for me to live with bipolar disorder.