I am so excited! I've been working on this idea in secret for a few weeks and in secret only because I wasn't sure how it would turn out and if I could really display and sell my art. I've always been in love with transforming hubby's photos into paintings on my computer and I did a little of this when we were doing portraiture work in Florida. However, this is different.
Hubby is shooting the kinds of photos he's always dreamed of and I get to take them and make them into paintings on canvas. When I saw his deer photos, I knew I needed to try to make my dream a reality. He was down at the local port photographing egrets when all of a sudden a deer appeared and soon after a second one. He was so excited that he followed them taking as many shots as he could.
This piece I call, "Innocence in the Wild" is part of a 2-part collection however there's only room for this piece to be displayed at the FRAA (Florence Regional Arts Alliance) Center. When I decided to transform this piece, I didn't know what I wanted it to look like, but I knew I wanted it on a canvas 2-1/2" gallery wrap so that when it hangs, it's like a 3D effect that you don't have to frame. It's not Photoshopped either in case you were wondering (LOL)! It's an impressionism technique I used with my art program. I was careful that the finished piece really didn't look like a photograph yet complimented hubby's photo and when I saw it on the canvas, I was so thrilled.
I'm offering it at $175 and it's a 16" x 20" size, so not too small, not too large. I think it makes a perfect addition to anyone's wall. I also wanted to give you a sneak peek at the 2nd piece in this collection, I call "Always Together".
If you happen to be in the Florence Oregon area, stop by the FRAA Art Center Wednesday - Sunday to see "Innocence in the Wild" in person!
Florence Regional Arts Alliance (FRAA)
120 Maple Street, Florence, OR 97439