Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Blue Curtain in an Arched Window - Mixing Media for Enhanced Creativity

The image below, "Blue Curtain in an Arched Window" is one of my favorite images.
This image was created in a three step process. The original image was captured in Plymouth, NH during the demolition of the Mill that ultimately was replaced by the Common Man Inn. The image was then transferred to watercolor paper and hand painted using watercolor paints, then scanned for output.
A limited edition of 10 images were created from the original image which was used to also create an open edition and then archived for historical and publication purposes and destroyed to assure the value of the limited edition. 






Limited edition size: 10
Print size: 17.6x24
Watercolor Paper
Frame Size: 28.5x23.1
Black metal frame, off white acid free matt,
Framed Price: $895*
Unframed: $755


Framed/Unframed


Signed, Limited Edition of 10 prints, includes a certificate of authenticity

Other Options Available

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Open Edition, digitally signed

* If you purchase this image and request input on framing choices, we can give you some alternatives.



Combining Watercolor Elements in a Photographic Image - Lone Moose on an Oxbow

Often an image will lack a little something because the sky is a bland color. The purist of course will live with the image as it is. I take a different approach from time to time. Over the years I have painted various black and white photographs with watercolors. As a result I have created skies that can be used as a base for a painted sky in other images using photoshop tools to create an image that combines elements of both photography and painting with watercolors. It doesn't always work but quite often it does and the effect can be breathtaking. In this image titled "Lone Moose in First Snow on a Baker River Oxbow" the base image, the Moose on the oxbow is quite stunning in and of itself. The first snow on the trees is beautiful but because there is still warmth in the ground and water it has melted to reveal the golden color of the marsh floor. The addition of a watercolor element in the sky gives the entire image a magical quality.




Lone Moose in First Snow on a Baker River Oxbow
Signed, Dated, Limited Edition Print
Edition size 25
Print size: 20x30"
Framed size: "24.5x34.5
Black metal frame (Neilsen style)
Off white matt, acid free
Plexiglass cover
Print cost: $485

At 20” x 30” this stunning signed and dated image will be the centerpiece of your wall. Limited to no more than 25 prints, signed, numbered and dated by the artist. This image contains elements of both photography and water color painting.

Open Edition:
Available as Open Edition Cards, Prints, Framed, Posters:  Click Here

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Mane and the Mountain - Using Selective Color to Tell a Story

The Mane and the Mountain - Using Selective Color to Tell a Story



Removing all of the color from this image except for the color of the mane creates an intriguing effect that draws the viewer even more into the image. The image is mysterious and causes the viewer to wonder what is happening and the removal of color from all but the mane of the pony increases the mystery by making the pony almost incognito.

The Mane and the Mountain
A Shetland Pony in the shadow of Rattlesnake Mountain, Rumney, NH. Selective color manipulated photographic image to emphasize only the mane in contrast to the Mountain and huge birch.
Manipulated color image
1 original image (1 of 1)
Print size: 18x24
Frame Size 22.5x28.5
Wooden Frame
Off white acid free matt
Plexiglass Cover
$1,285





An open edition of this image is available for those who would like a more affordable alternative to purchasing the original art. For your choices of size and style please click here.
* If you purchase this image and request input on framing choices, we can give you some alternatives.




Monday, March 24, 2014

Wrap up at Tema Harbor

Tema Harbor is a very busy port in the country of Ghana, West Africa. This image was captured at the close of the day as everyone was coming in from a day of fishing.


Fishing crew wraps up the day at Tema Harbor in Ghana, West Africa
Signed by artist with Certificate of Authenticity

Manipulated color image
1 original image (1 of 1)
Print size: 22.5x30
Frame Size:27x34.5
Black Metal Frame
Off white acid free matt
Plexiglass Cover
$1,285

An open edition of this image is available for those who would like a more affordable alternative to purchasing the original art. For your choices of size and style please click here.

* If you purchase this image and request input on framing choices, we can give you some alternatives.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Meeting







The Meeting
Child and donkey meet as the donkey pokes his head out of a window in the barn.
Manipulated B&W image
1 original image (1 of 1)
Print size: 24.00" x 15.75"
Frame Size: 28.50" x 20.25"
Metal Frame, Black
Off white acid free matt
Plexiglass Cover
$695


An open edition of this image is available for those who would like a more affordable alternative to purchasing the original art. For your choices of size and style please click here.
* If you purchase this image and request input on framing choices, we can give you some alternatives.

Humor as an Effective Element in Art

Humor as an Effective Element in Art

Much of the art we enjoy incorporates humor because it touches an emotional cord in each of us. It also adds power to what might otherwise be a less than outstanding image. This makes the process of creating the title all the more important. It serves to call attention to the joke you are seeking to convey.

In this image, entitled "Oops, Wrong Meeting!" I have taken a so-so image of pelicans and a seagull and created a story around it. Oops, wrong meeting suggests that the seagull has flown into a meeting to which he was not invited and that he did not intend to be at.

It is not the individual elements of this work that make it effective it is the story that emerges from the confluence of the image and the title.



A seagull joins a group of pelicans which suggests a meeting to which he was not invited.


Black and White image 
1 original image (1 of 1) 
Print size: 15x24
Frame Size: 19.5x28.5
Black Metal Frame
Off white acid free matt
Plexiglass Cover
$485

An open edition of this image is available for those who would like a more affordable alternative to purchasing the original art. For your choices of size and style please click here.

* If you purchase this image and request input on framing choices, we can give you some alternatives.






Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Faithful


The Faithful

Two faithful friends make their way in the world together on the streets of Brussels, Belgium. Despite the rantings of a few politically correct and misinformed people the relationship between a carriage horse and driver is almost always that of faithful friends.

One original of this image is created, signed, dated and with a certificate of authenticity. The image is used for creation of an open edition but otherwise archived and kept only for historic purposes and publications.

The framed original print is live signed, dated, with a certificate of authenticity.


"The Faithful"
Wayne D. King
Framed original image (1/1)
Image size: 15.63x24
* Frame: 20.13x28.50
Frame: Black Metal (Neilsen style)
Off white acid free matt
Plexiglass
Price $895



An open edition of this image is available for those who would like a more affordable alternative to purchasing the original art. For your choices of size and style please click here.

* If you purchase this image and request input on framing choices, we can give you some alternatives.



The Dreams of Deer


The Dreams of Deer

Red deer in a herd at a New Hampshire deer farm.
Manipulated color image. One original, live signed with a certificate of authenticity was created of this image.
















Original image 1/1    $895
The print is 16.3x30 inches, framed in a 20.8 x 34.5 black metal neilsen style frame with an off white acid free matt and plexiglass to avoid breakage in shipping. If you purchase this image and request input on framing choices, we can give you some alternatives.

Purchase the original:
The open edition, digitally signed is undated and without a certificate of authenticity. It provides you with the closest approximation of an original without the premium cost of the original. To see the choices for the open edition print, click here.

The Young Highlander

The Young Highlander
A beautiful tawny colored young highlander. Manipulated color image.

One original of this image is created, signed, dated and with a certificate of authenticity. The image is used for creation of an open edition but otherwise archived and kept only for historic purposes and publications.

The print is 17.5 x 24 inches, framed in a 21x28.5 black metal neilsen style frame with an off white acid free matt and plexiglass to avoid breakage in shipping. If you purchase this image and request input on framing choices, we can give you some alternatives.

Purchase the Original $695



This image is also available in an open edition.  To view size choices and prices for the Open edition, click here.

Friday, March 21, 2014

New Snow on a Floodplain Forest



New Snow on a Floodplain Forest
Hand painted Black and White Image
One original Image: $695


Open Edition also available here


A Great Day to Fly


A Great Day to Fly
Original Image: $1,285

Colorful Birdhouses on a fence row. Manipulated color image with elements of photography and water color painting 

One original of this image is created, signed, dated and with a certificate of authenticity. The image is used for creation of an open edition but otherwise archived and kept only for historic purposes and publications.

The framed original print is live signed, dated, with a certificate of authenticity. To purchase the original art contact Wayne King directly at waynedking9278@gmail.com. The print is matted on off white acid free mattboard and framed in a black metal frame unless otherwise requested.The image is then archived for historic purposes and publication.



Open edition fine art prints can be purchased here.

The Draft Horse



The Draft Horse
Signed and dated by the artist
20" x 24"
$295




This image is available as an open edition reproduction in cards, prints and posters. Click here.


The Drafthorse
A handsome old draft horse in winter coat. Hand painted duotone image.
Black and white image, hand-painted, One original image was created to make this piece from which a limited edition of 25 live signed, numbered prints with a certificate of authenticity was created. 

The original image was then archived digitally and the print itself was destroyed to assure and enhance the value of the limited edition prints.

An open edition of this image is also available with no certificate.

The open edition, featured here, digitally signed is undated and without a certificate of authenticity. It provides you with the closest approximation of an original without the premium cost of the original.  If you would like to purchase a limited edition print (and it is still available) please contact Wayne King at waynedking9278@gmail.com. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Small Changes Can Have Big Impacts

The power of photography - as with any art form - is not in the image itself but rather in the interaction between the viewer and the work. Great images, that capture the imagination of the public, are simply images that have created a relationship with a mass of people. Beginning with one relationship and morphing into a sea of relationships that make the art work iconic.

Individually, its about the relationship or more accurately the interaction between the viewer and the work and small changes can have large affects. This is particularly important if you are either creating the image from scratch as with a painting or an etching or you are manipulating reality with a photograph.

Take this image titled "Romancing the Snow"

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The image was captured in the wake of one of the largest snowstorms we had experienced in New Hampshire in over a decade. I decided to just go out and document the beauty of the moment and driving along the Buffalo Road in Rumney, one of my favorite places on the planet, I came upon these two walking together in the quiet of the snow-covered trees.  I was enchanted by the romance of the moment and I captured this image.

This image alone was worth all the time I spent but when I began to work with it I wondered what would happen to the image if I removed one of the individuals. The result was "Companion Solitude" below.



"Companion Solitude"    Cards and Posters    Fine Art Prints


The simple act of removing one individual changes completely the relationship between the viewer and the image. Now the viewer may see a lonely walker or a person who loves the quiet solitude of such a moment. Either sentiment makes the image a compelling one.

Of course, having made the first deletion it was only natural to make the leap from "Companion Solitude" to "Solitude" by removing the second person and presenting the Buffalo road with only the new fallen snow on the maples.

"Solitude"             Cards and Posters               Fine Art Prints

Now a completely new relationship is developed between the observer and the image.

With a series of changes to this image that account for less than 1% of the entire image we have created three (or more) different impressions and relationship/interactions with what is essentially the same image.

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Skunk Cabbage - Sweet as Spring

My first trip into the woods after snowmelt this Spring was at that moment when only the Skunk Cabbage had pushed its way toward the light....