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 CollectionAutumn
Description I have a river birch tree outside my front door. It was about 4 feet tall when I planted it. Now it's about 15 feet tall. It's very spindly. You see, not knowing what I was doing, I planted the tree much, much, much too close to my carport. So it has had to grow tall to get sun, and curled around the roof of the carport in order to simply grow. But despite my ignorance, that tree has grown well. It is certainly not a 'pretty tree,' by any means. But it has grown well. And just because I gave it a place to grow, I guess, it rewards me every fall with leaves of gold.
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.