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 Thursday, September 1, 2011. Picture it. Heavy, heavy morning mist, almost a fog, lying low and heavy to the ground. Out of her white minivan, very carefully, steps the intrepid photographer, Brenda Leitow. aka, BLeitow. From the back seat of the van, Brenda retrieves her camera bag, tripod, and walker. Brenda broke her foot June 3, 2011. This is the first day she has been able to go out in the morning, get in and drive her van, (couldn't drive because it was the right foot she broke) and GO SOMEPLACE!! GO SOMEPLACE AND TAKE PICTURES!!! MORNING PICTURES!! She was not left to the mercy of her friends/drivers who thought it an ungodly request from her to get them up at the crack of dawn (actually before) and get in their car, come to her house, and take her wherever she wanted to go that morning so she could take pictures. I can be very unreasonable about place and time in requiring where to go. Well guess what? Thursday I actually had a 'normal' BLeitow day!! I met the sunrise in the park, walker and cane and all. Then I came home and looked at what I had taken. Then I took a short nap, got up and cooked and cleaned (okay, so I'm not Martha Stewart) and was ready in plenty of time to get ready for and to go shoot the evening and sunset!!Swans at the pond, Great Egrets, Great Blue Heron, geese, ducks, a Green Heron, swallows, and so many more things. And trees and flowers and water and reflections, and dragonflies, and butterflies, and, and, and... I came home so happy and excited about my first normal Brenda day that I suddenly remembered what it was I had forgotten. Bug dope. No bug dope. I had forgotten bug dope. Well, there is something at the pond that likes to bite the ever-lovin' daylights out of me and I seem to be very allergic to it. Yup. Covered with bites which have now turned to bright, red lumps, mostly on my legs. And they itch. OMG but do they itch!! No matter. I went again yesterday. But I did remember the bug dope. I'm not sure it helped though. I
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.