Monday, November 19, 2012

Inspiration


I don't usually go outside with a specific idea of what I'm going to photograph.  I prefer to wander around,
waiting for inspiration to strike!

Dazzled by the multitude of tiny coloured leaves on this tree, I was reminded of dabs of paint applied to a canvas with a metal spatula.

The painting below, called Number 8,
is by the American painter Jackson Pollock (1912-1956).

Pollock eschewed traditional styles to explore abstract expressionism and was famous for his "drip painting" technique.



Although I'm not normally a fan of this style of painting, I find it perfectly captures the energy of the leaves and branches in my photo.

Perhaps, like me,  Mr. Pollock drew his inspiration
from nature, the ultimate artist.


37 comments:

  1. Amazing similarity between your photo and the Pollack painting. Well done!

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    1. Thank you, it's strange that I had seen Pollack's painting a long time ago, but it immediately came to mind when I saw my picture on the computer screen :)

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  2. Beautiful photo and a beautiful painting you have made ​​Rosemary,well done!!

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    1. Thank you Irma, Mr. Pollock's painting is very "alive" with colour!

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  3. I agree 100% with you!
    Not my usual taste in paintings, but it truly is somewhat of a mirror to your photo, like a real connection between both images!!
    I love your trees from the previous post!
    Cheers, Rosemary!

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    1. Thank you, my photo made me appreciate Mr. Pollock's painting in a new way!

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  4. A really brilliant juxtapose Rosemary.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary, it seems so strange to me that my mind remembered this painting, as I didn't really like it when I first saw it long ago.

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  5. Hello Rosemary!
    Very beautiful and interesting pictures.
    I send greetings

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  6. Amazing! So good of you to notice this. It makes me appreciate these kinds of paintings more.
    Bye,
    Marian

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    1. I felt the same way Marian :) I found new appreciation for the painting when I saw it in comparison to my photo!

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  7. Hi Rosemary, This my first visit to your lovely blog. I enjoyed your post. The photo and the painting are both beautiful fall images. I'll be back to visit. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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    1. Hello Beth, nice to meet you! I have a feeling we are going to become fast friends because I am a real daylily fan as well! I'm off to visit your blog right now :)

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  8. Beautiful artistic imterpretation!

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    1. Thank you Amy, Mr. Pollock's painting is full of energy and light!

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  9. Nice connection again. I really enjoy how you do that. That's not an easy thing to do.

    Like you, I find having an open mind during photography is good. Never what you want ever seems to happen and maybe that's the point. And that is what I love about it all. Nicely done:)

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    1. Thanks Chris, I completely agree with you about being open to the moment!

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  10. Great comparison! And I love the golden leaves.

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    1. Thank you Linda, I have no idea why this tree still has so many leaves but I am thankful I was able to get the photo before they fell :)

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  11. What do you know?
    There is a great similarity between your photo and the painting!
    Amazing!

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    1. Isn't life just like that? Our brains are always working overtime, busy putting things together that we overlook, just like my photo and this painting. Mr. Pollock's work was the first thing that came to mind when I saw my picture and I don't even really like his style, well, now I do!

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  12. Hi Rosemary,
    Like you, I am not a Pollock fan, but there is no doubting the life in his paintings. A superb photo by the way!

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    1. Hi Gary, it's so funny that I felt the same way until I saw the photo and the painting side by side. I love it when I feel a shift in my point of view :)

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    1. Hi Fran, thanks for your visit. You have a wonderful sense of style! Wishing you good luck with your blog :)

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  14. Lovely work again Rosemary.....i like it.

    Greetings, Joop

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    1. Thanks Joop, hope you have a wonderful week!

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  15. What an eye you have -- for nature, for art, and for the perfect point where one becomes the other.

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    1. Hi Laurrie, great to meet you! Your comment conveys so perfectly what I felt when I saw the painting and the photo together :)

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  16. Striking similarities! Your photo is so beautiful. It would make a wonderful stain glassed window!

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    1. Thanks Tammy, it makes me wonder how much of our art is inspired by nature :)

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    1. Beautiful combination with a perfect match, Rosemary!
      I love it...

      Warm greetings, Anna

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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