Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Blue Bridge by JR Sell

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:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/jrsell

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.

11 comments:

Bren said...

This is wonderful news and opportunity. JR has done a terrific job, love his work. It must be satisfying to see your photo recreated in various mediums and forms. Congrats on this new avenue and opportunity.

Mary said...

Oh my gosh, it is amazing!
How fun for you!

Teresa Mallen said...

Wonderful photo and wonderful painting - such a lovely spot and a lovely view. I find it interesting how the artist chose to simpify the trees (i.e. leave the forest out) in the background behing the bridge.

Montanagirl said...

Just lovely - terrific photo and painting.

Sunshine and Baba said...

Beautifully taken picture and wonderful art work by JR. Thanks for posting

mountain.mama said...

Great creative pairing in action!

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. Love the photos and paintings on your sites. I look forward to seeing more beauty!

Bren said...

I appreciate your sharing with me and somehow I just don't see you getting lost in the paint and gesso! Though we may not share the same artistic expressions, we still share creative passion and the journey we are on. It's a great connection!

Mary said...

I'd say that two great artists got together to create two great works! Wonderful from both of you!

Waterrose said...

I just looked at your posts and everything is beautiful. I'm from Ohio and I always like looking at "home." The painting is amazing...so wonderful to have such a talented artist turn your photo into such art.

CountryDreaming said...

Thank you very much everyone for your kind comments!