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. ArtistChris Crowley Platinum Member Collectionscenics
Description The Castillo de San Marcos is a Spanish fort in the city of St. Augustine that has been standing in the same spot for hundreds of years. Guarding the settlement of St. Augustine, the fort was an engineering marvel! The original builders were not convinced that the coquina stone it was made of, which is composed mostly of tiny shells, would be strong enough to withstand the impact of canon ball fire, but it turned out to be the best possible material for the purpose! When finally tested, the walls no only held, but the canon balls either bounced off, or simply embedded, but didn't take the structure down! The fort proved to be pretty much impenetrable. Still standing centuries later, it is a tangible piece of the history of the United States.Located directly on the Matanzas River, The Castillo de San Marcos has a breathtaking view of the waterway, which is still bustling with boats and ships. Now and then, you can still see a tall ship in the harbor, bringing home the rich past of this building.
Chris Crowley, South Daytona Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement I have been doing pen and ink work since the 1970's, and eventually developed a style where I used watercolor washes with it. While I liked the results, I wanted more.
In 2006 I got my first digital camera. Once I realized what you could do with post processing on a photograph, I began altering them to become artwork. Now, I alter my artwork to become photos! The resulting mixed media final products are fun for me to do, and have opened a whole new world of creativity and possibility! While I still like both pure art and photography, I love pushing the boundaries of each.
Living in the Central Florida area for most of my life has provided me with beautiful scenery to capture. Whether it be a macro of a flower that is altered into a surreal state, or amping up the colors of a scenic, photography has become a way of life, and so has post processing, which brings out the artistic heart in me. It was just natural to progress from that to digitally altering my hand done art, as well. My style is my own, and I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy presenting it to you!