MEADOW OF GOLD No.1
Strong textures and bold colours form this beautiful abstract mixed media impression captured in the Hemel and Aarde (Heaven on Earth) valley near Hermanus.
Artist: MARTIN OSNER
Signed Limited Editon (15)
Medium: Archival print on fine art paper
- 100cm x 77cm / 39" x 30" (Including border)
HOW MARTIN OSNER CREATED THIS PRINT
I took this photograph in the Hemel and Aarde (Heaven on Earth) valley between Caledon and Hermanus at the same time when I was trying to shoot for an exhibition called "Creation". An area I returned back to time after time without much success until the last visit. You can read the story here:-
As with the exhibition shoot, I also have limited success with everything else I wanted to shoot, mainly due to the poor weather and uncomplimentary lighting conditions.
As I drove down into a valley one morning, the sun came out for a few seconds lighting up this beautiful tree in a meadow; it was like a glimpse of glory, and then it all dissipated as the sunlight vanished one again for the day. I took a photograph thinking that I would try to process it as black and white, which incidentally also did not work.
The last chance to show this scene as I had experienced it that day was to see what I could do using mixed media in the studio. I printed out the photograph in colour on art paper and then let it loose with acrylic paint combined with a textured stone overlay. It was not long, and this beautiful impression emerged from the grave of poor light, freshly delivered from the depths of my imagination. I am so chuffed with the final result.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
On a winter's day in 1984 "photography" and I met quite by accident, an encounter that redirected my life and changed it forever. Over the past twenty-eight years, while walking a self-discovery path, my methodology has taken numerous detours. It is a journey that has refined a relaxed subconscious attitude, with a desire to express simplicity and honesty through my work. For me, a photograph holds an undeniable sense of realism, a new correlation that is easy to associate with. I see I understand; I experience, I connect. In my photography, I allow day to day life to inspire ... Read More >>