J.R. Sell is the artist who masterfully painted the image above called "Blue Bridge." He had seen my photo of the Hemlock Creek Bridge and I was happy to give him permission to transform the snowy winter scene into a brand new work of art in a different medium. He has the finished painting on sale at his Etsy store, and is also offering prints of the Blue Bridge. You are invited to visit J.R. Sell's shop at the following link:
J.R. Sell also has a blog over at http://www.jrsell.com/blog/ ...
feel free to take a look at all his fine artwork.
The Blue Bridge is just fabulous. I was comparing it with my original photo and the secondary painterly version I came up with in Photoshop. I just love J.R. Sell's version with its tints and spaciousness, and the way he was able to see beneath the surface of the snow to the rocks below. Having been there in the springtime and seen those rocks in person, I know he did an amazing job of getting them how they look. The true sense of the waterfall really comes through too.
For comparison, here's the original Hemlock Creek Bridge photo:
I've really appreciated having the opportunity to work together with J.R. Sell and hope to do so again someday in the future.