Friday, March 25, 2016

Purple Haze

Abstract image of purple cornflowers. Only 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. To purchase an original contact the artist at waynedking9278@gmail.com.

The open edition, featured here provides the closet approximation to an original work at a more affordable price, especially for those who love art but don’t feel the need to purchase original works.

Wayne D. King’s images are a celebration of life, blending the real and the surreal to achieve a sense of place or time that reaches beyond the moment into a dreamlike quintessentialism designed to spark an emotional response. Using digital enhancement, handcrafting, painting, and sometimes even straight photography, King seeks to take the viewer to a place that is beyond simple truth to where truth meets passion, hope and dreams.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Images From an Arts Stall

An image captured outside of an art stall at the Accra Arts Center in Ghana is presented in several different ways. The image below is the "base" image. For the purist, this image is an example of a very rough composition. The purist seeks to capture an image as close to perfection in its first iteration. For me it is more important to capture the moment and then to "purify" it through the creative process. The images beneath the base are examples of images I created from the original. Each of them is offered in a limited edition of 10 original signed images and an open edition unsigned.

Base Image

"Minding the Store" below removes the trash shown in the lower left hand quadrant of the original image. It uses HDR technology to bring out the midrange colors but keeps the content of the image essentially unchanged.
Minding the Store

"Painting the Shop" below takes the clothing and - using a blur tool - creates an image that is on the margins between photography and painting. You may need to view the larger images, linked in the caption, in order to see the difference between the two images.

Painting the Shop
"Shirts in a Shop" below manipulates the shirts in the image to take it a step further toward a painterly effect.

Shirts in a Shop



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....