Experience life through art

One of my cameras is a Smart Phone

February 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

My smart phone travels with me pretty much every where. It is my mini computer, note taker, connector, and camera. It records how many steps I take, contains professional information, helps me with research and helps me illustrate my thoughts. As a camera it works pretty darn well, although I know the limitations and times to use it. I especially enjoy taking photographs when I travel for pleasure, work in my gardens, take long "thinking walks" or see things that dazzle me. 

 

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When I am composing an image I think about the same things that I do when I am using my professional cameras, facing a blank piece of paper for water color or am about to put pencil to paper for a drawing. Where are the points of interest? Are there leading lines into the image? Does the image have impact?

 

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Should it be color or should I venture into black and white? I make these decisions on the spot and use the camera software to edit the images. I don't go back to my computer and work on them in Adobe Lightroom or  Photoshop. I am in the moment so I work in that moment.

 

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I learned  the importance of story telling thru the eyes of  water colorist and illustrator, Al Albrektson, I watched him work his magic with color and composition, Al makes things "sing" with his brush. I try to do the same with my camera!

 

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Best of Show!

January 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Restful ReachA Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminum. Printed by Blazing Graphics

So excited! This image/print won Best of Show at the Art League of Rhode Island's International  Open Juried Exhibition, "Thru the Lens".

https://artleaguerhodeisland.org/2017/09/05/call-for-entry-through-the-lens/

 

This image is part of my quest to view life from a different perspective. I have been working under water in both fresh and salt water for many years. I find that the ponds of the Adirondack Park are clean and clear and offer me a wonderful world to explore. This image is taken in Clear Pond on the property of The Hollywood Club in South Colton, NY.

 

The image is available for sale, please contact me for details.

My Dye Sublimation images are printed by Blazing Editions  of East Greenwich, RI https://www.blazing.com/  I feel very lucky that they are a short drive away and that I can work personally and  directly with them.

 

I will be giving a presentation on Dye Sublimation printing and thoughts on my work February 21st @ 6PM at Blazing Editions. More information to follow.

 


Another View, a art showing of hand colored etchings

May 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This past year has been one of experimentation with the polymer plates for etching. Changes in chemistry, metal, manufacturers and processing have created much upheaval in the world of printmaking with polymer plates. After many disappointing failures I settled in to making the correct exposures, ink choice and subject matter. I enjoyed every minute of printing and hand coloring these final images. They feel mystical and magical. I spend much time in my gardens and last season was intrigued with the thought of a view from under the leaves looking up to the sky. These images are of my squash plants and sunflowers in the Rocky Hill School's Jamie Gardener Garden Classroom.

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My process includes Carbon Black and Graphite Gamblin Etching Inks ,  BFK Rives Printmaking Paper  , Takach Polymer Plates and Printing Press, Water Based Oil Paints, Wax Based Colored Pencils, Aquacover and framing from Crestar Manufacturing.

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I hope that you enjoy the slideshow of my work! The current show is at Providence Art Club, Mary Castelnovo Gallery May 13-June 2, 2017

 


Portraits make wonderful memories!

May 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

April showers sure bring May flowers! and Mother's Day too!

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Wandering my property and enjoying the beautiful blossoms puts me in that "Portrait Mood". May brings us the beauty and scents of our precious earth along with the day that honors our Mothers. I don't think that there is a better way to celebrate Family and Mothers than a Family Portrait. Give your mom a Gift Certificate for a family portrait and we can plan and gather at the best time for your family.

 

Certificates can be tailored to your need. Just let us know.

ruthabclegg@gmail.com or 401-263-4065.     It is never too late!

 

 


Magical Ireland

April 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Enjoyed a trip to Ireland this past winter, it was transformational for me....Derek Smith of Beautiful Meath tours, http://beautifulmeath.com, introduced me to the beauty, mystery and sacredness of the island. I would love to return and spend more time. Life is short, I look to enjoy every moment!

 

Dublin at Night

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Kilmainham Gaol

 

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Newgrange

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Castle Trim

 

 

 

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Enjoy this slide show....