Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Paintbrush Dream

The above is my entry for this month’s Wilderness Art Challenge on a blog of the same name hosted by the esteemed painter Gary Keimig. Here’s a link to his blog:

http://wildernessartchallenge.blogspot.com/

While this challenge is mainly geared to painters, I enter fine art photos on occasion. I do my best to either make my photo entry look painterly, or at least very different from the original photo that Gary posts to inspire our creativity. In this case, “Paintbrush Dream” comes from a photo he posted of the Wyoming state flower known as Indian Paintbrush.

Participating in the Wilderness Art Challenge is fun. Anyone interested go check it out. I’m sure you’ll be welcome to join in!

10 comments:

Bren said...

Well you've certainly accomplished your goal of making it look painterly and unique. This is beautiful. Good luck with the contest I'm off to see what it's all about :-)

Nancy said...

That's beautiful. I love it!

I'll have to check out the site you mentioned. Sounds fun!

Pam said...

Great job of making your photo look like a painting.. looks like a Monet painting to me.
Beautiful and artistic, nicely done!

be happy,
Pam

texwisgirl said...

VERY pretty! Love it!

Annie said...

Well you certainly achieved your objective. I looked at the original and yours is so different. The inspiration source is very clear, but the end result is completely your own.

Montanagirl said...

I like that a lot! It's beautiful.

Allison said...

I have a good friend who lives in Wyoming and loves this flower! Very pretty.

lisaschaos said...

So very artistic! :)

Janie said...

It definitely looks painterly, creative, and beautiful.

CountryDreaming said...

Thank you very much everyone for all of your kind words and support. The Wilderness Art Challenge is actually not a contest, but it is lots of fun, inspirational, and motivational.