Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistBrenda Leitow Pro Member CollectionTulips
Description I was rushing through the room where I keep my tulips (so the cat can't eat them) and I was suddenly trasnfixed by the glow of two green dots. The sun was shining in at an angle where it shown onto and through the dead tips of the pistals of two tulip blossoms. I bent low to look more closely and discovered two small mounds of color and texture, along side a dried up petal which still had color, and which the sun picked up and and glorified in its age. I sat on the floor for about an hour, taking pictures of the little drama taking place before my eyes. I was taking the time to watch and experience the drama of the decline of life. It's always an honor to watch every part of nature unfold. Especially the parts that are the most passed over and ignored, because they are feared. When I stop and study the things that I fear, I find that I become more comfortable with them than the everyday things I take for granted. Education of any kind is always a gift.
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.