Hello my name is Jack and I'm an artaholic... Season's greetings to everyone. It's been along time since I have written anything here and a lot has been going on with me since I last was here. I am still doing photography and digital graphic design but I went back to painting more and using the camera less. I have been staying pretty busy. I joined the local art guild here in my home county it's called the Coshocton County Artist Collective, that has been a good thing for me as it has helped to prompt me to do things again. I started drawing & painting again as well as getting out and doing a little more photography. I met new friends and was invited to join as a partner in a small studio and gallery in a neighboring town. I also started a Facebook page, Like Painting With Light, in case anybody wants to check it out. This has kept me a little busier than what I was used too, but I'm having lots of fun. I'm also selling some art work both photography and painting.
Staying busy with both mediums has been great. Back in 2009 I went to an art show at the Wexner Center for The Arts in Columbus Ohio. The show was the work of an artist whose name I cant recall. This guy besides painting raised and trained German Shorthaired Pointers and used them in his photography in advertising campaigns back in the 90s. I wish I could remember his name but if anyone knows who I am talking about please comment.
While I liked his dogs and they were some what famous that wasn't the most memorable part of the exhibit for me. The artist had a small series of canvases that he had attached a snap shot or a series of snapshots too and then extended the photograph out with paint. I believe he used oil paint. So what the finished product looked like was an oil painting with a photograph embedded somewhere inside it. The idea stuck in my mind and a few weeks ago I decided to try it using some of my photography. When a photographer combines two or more photos to make one unique image it is called a composite photograph. I have been searching for what to call this technique but haven't seen anyone else doing it. So until a better suggestion comes around I'm going to call it Composite Painting, sort of a hybrid photograph and painting combination. I'm going to post a couple on here and see what kind of feedback I get. Thanks... and Happy Holidays!