Did you know that today I sent out a pre-release email of our next hit work of art just in time for Christmas? No?
Well, that’s because our Friends can see our newest works of art, when they are not released to the public yet.
Here is a hint. – It presents the primordial dance between sterile whites, subtle grays and powerful blacks. There is no greater duality than that of untainted black against the pure white. Curious?
Our holiday orders are up 200% over last year, that means that our Friends have the best chance of ordering that perfect gift. Why let them have all the glory? You can become a Friend also. It’s easy and we don’t spam or sell your information.
Since last Sunday was Palm Sunday and we are almost at Easter, I thought I’d introduce two of our brand new offerings to our online gallery.
The first is Palm Frond. A unique shot of a new palm leaf still unwrapping as it slowly opens from the tree. This work is all about lines and shading. The unique linear structure of the frond gives sense of climbing to an unseen focal point just above the viewable picture.
I hid the focal point of the frond to add a sense of mystery and increase the feeling of texture in the work.
Our second work is Palm Leaf Dew. The morning dew slowly descended the ingrained channels in the palm fronds to rest at the very tips. As the drops of water slowly accumulate into larger and larger drops, the force of gravity will soon take over and allow them to fall to the ground.
Using a series of dodge and burning techniques I brought out the lines of the channels and produced the reflective nature of the water droplets. Meanwhile the background remains blurred allowing the focus to be on the fronds themselves.