This year has gotten off to a great start as I take my floral photography to the next level. I have entered several competitions and submitted my work to a number of groups on Fine Art America.
I am thrilled to have been featured several times including two featured on the same day! Here they are:
Photo 1: ‘Floating Water Lily’ featured on ‘Images that excite you’ group
Photo 2: ‘Orchid Spray’ featured on ‘Flowers on Black’ Group
Photo 3: ‘Gerbera on Black’ featured on ‘Your very best photography’
Photo 4: ‘Seeds of Wonder’ featured on ‘Nuts, seeds and berries’ group
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Got to play around with some flower photographs while the kids are watching a movie on a rainy Sunday afternoon. This is the result.
Photo 1: Anemone Art
Photo 2: Original photo
Photo 3: Edited photo
What an experience my first exhibition has been – lots to learn and enjoy. I had no real expectations of the event as simply taking the step to be a part of an Art Trail was worth celebrating.
Photo: My stand at the Uckfield Art Trail
My friend Emma’s upholstered chair also fitted in very nicely with the floral theme. The velcro system boards used to hang the prints worked well although the unexpected heatwave caused the glue on some strips to melt leading to dramatic crashes as frames hit the floor. Fortunately all my prints stayed where they were placed for the duration of the event.
The most fun was meeting fellow creative types and I was thrilled to see beautiful photographs taken in my home town (Cape Town) by photographer Laura Morgan. There were also striking and colourful paintings by Paula Oakley next door to me and directly opposite me fun images created by the multi-talented Jane-Ann Cameron and she is even going to send me an autographed print of her children’s book for my children! In the room next door I also met Alex Grey who does amazing things with pastels. The vibrant energy of the work by Sarah Gauntlett was also a pleasure to behold.
The thrill of positive feedback and the joy of being supported by friends, neighbours, ex-colleagues, school parents and even my pharmacist was indescribable.
Actually selling some of my work was also rather marvelous. I have renewed energy to try some new things with my floral photographs and since I am not a fan of ornaments I want to try and use my photos to create useful and functional art so watch this space.
To others considering doing this be bold and brave – you can do it! Tips 1:bring a pair of scissors and a good sense of humour 2:have small items that will allow for quick turnover 3: display as many of your good prints as you can in professional looking frames 4: enjoy yourself!
Photo: My first canvas sale
Photo: My talking piece
Photo: My first unframed print sale
Photo: My postcards that sold out