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 LeitowPro Member CollectionAutumn
DescriptionI went running out the door again this morning, set to catch me some frost, as I always say. But I was determined to make it past my front yard, so without looking at anything, I started the van and headed down the road to the nature center. I didn't have a specific goal this morning, nothing in particular I had been waiting to photograph. So I just kind of wandered within my mind. I was feeling contemplative for whatever reason, and even sad. When I got to the nature center, I saw a barn through an open field, hiding in the mist. Thinking that might be something interesting, I pulled over and turned on my four-ways and started wandering. It was a so-so morning for photographs and nothing was really grabbing me. Although there were some interesting grasses around me when I stopped and looked a bit closer. One of the grassed required a different angle of view, so I sat down down on the ground. I caught movement out of the corner of my eye and of course immediately looked up to see what it was. I didnt' see them at first, at least not until one of them moved. Deer. One dozen deer. I had never seen that many deer in one spot since I was a child. I took lots of photos of them. They are not of good quality though. I dont' see very well without my glasses. So what is outside of the lens' coverage, is nothing but mush. I had a long, pleasant interlude with the deer. We just looked at each other for the most part. Then they slowly left and there was no more movement at the corner of my eye. I looked down around my feet again and in an area about 10 feet all around me. I saw little things here and there, little things calling out to me, little things I could see, things that I could see well enough to photograph. I saw the world around my feet and knew, once again, that I was home.
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.