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 Fall leaves are the best leaves, I think. By fall they have lived their short lives and each leaf tells its own story.This leaf stared me straight in the eye and said, 'Tough life. Don't ask.' But I studied this leaf for quite a while anyway, knowing I would photograph it, but first of all just being so intrigued that I couldn't take my eyes off it. It looked so tough, like leather. And it had a presence about it that made me feel as if it was in charge of Autumn itself. I wanted to touch it, to feel that texture, to see if it really was as tough as it looked. But I didn't. Somehow it felt like I would be invading its privacy more than I already had by staring at it and taking its picture. So I left it, untouched, but I checked to see if it was still there the next time I visited. It was. I still did not touch it.
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.