I can't paint. Well, I shouldn't say that. As I really haven't "painted" since kindergarten's "yellow dog" or the few paint-by-numbers things I did as a child. So the better phrase would be that I haven't tried. But that's a whole other blog post, as I have thought about taking a class just to stir the creative pot.
The making of Tree in Bloom
Tree in Bloom was created after I was photographing some nearby flowers that were much closer to me than this tree was. I was using a manual focus lens at the time, so when I raised my camera and looked through the viewfinder into the distance, this wonderful, slightly abstract and unfocused image appeared of the flowering tree.
When looked at closer, you can see small, slightly circular areas hanging from the tree. These were created by the lens I was using. The tree was just dripping with flowers (literally petals were falling like rain), and the lens helped to give back that fluid feeling of movement, despite the abstractness of the image.
Hanging on my wall
I really do like this image. I don't print and hang everything I create. (I'd have nothing but holes in the walls from all the nails!) But this is my little Monet, created not with paint, but with the capture of incoming light into the camera, mediated by the lens between.
For me, Tree in Bloom is peaceful and serene. And I wish I could cozy up with a blanket and read a book under that tree. But glancing at it from time to time is enough for that "serenity now" moment.
How Can You Get Yours?
It's easy. Whether you're looking for a small matted print, or larger sizes on a gallery wrapped canvas or unmatted print, you can find Tree in Bloom here. If you prefer the framed canvas look above (prices start at $199, 12x16 outer frame dimensions), contact me directly to inquire about sizes and prices. Remember, if you've signed up for my newsletter, you can apply your Friends and Family discount at checkout on non-sale items.
~Barb Kellogg, photographer, tea drinker, and dark chocolate lover