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Wednesday, November 24, 2004  

He lives!

Last week I took three photos of mine to a photo shop to have them printed on watercolor paper. These are the photos:




The result was to produce works of art that are between paintings/prints/watercolors and a photograph. Everything I had hoped to achieve was realized. These pictures are simply beautiful, profound, and rich in the newer medium of their printing.

I realized that I would be proud and confident to sell any one of them for $150 -$250 without a problem. These images when seen on paper are perfect and amazing. They can hang upon a wall and give the viewer many years of pleasure.

Part of their beauty resides in the fact that they are not romantic, but can be interpreted as romantic if the viewer is so inclined to read them that way.

Two, they are not "pretty", but are certainly beautifully composed and illustrate beautiful scenes.

Three, they are unusual. They are not cliches. They reflect the artist's eye or vision of the world, but invite the viewer to share it without adversity or insult; and no one else quite has this way of looking at life and nature.

Pretty pictures of nature are a dime a dozen. There are thousands of postcard photos on the web and elsewhere. These you can get nowhere else except from me.

It is my hope that I can find a seller (art gallery) that will think as much of them as I do and can persuade an elite to buy these. I intend to put a book together of Sacramento images that will, in their own way, define the region and give it a quality that's valued and descriptive that makes people glad to know of it.

My fear is that I will create fine works of art that fail to find an outlet to others. That are overlooked precisely because they are of original quality, and thus defy the simple categories that most people depend on for profit.

These really must be seen to appreciate their quality. The internet can't do them justice although they give a semblence of an idea. They are much more like fine art than photographs when you see them on watercolor paper.

I am delighted.

When you see the reflection of light on the water in 1. rendered as it is on the print, the beauty is breathtaking. It is so fine a thing. The rhythm, the color, contrast, and impression is astonishing. It literally pulls you in to the scene. It is so strong in a very fresh way of a very common and ordinary sight.

Color on paper has such power when done well.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 10:07 PM |