Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New Work: swimming amongst the stars

It's funny, swimming amongst the stars was not the image I set out to create. As I was exploring a new direction with my petroglyph/photography collage, I did some experimenting. While the intent was to only have a photo background, I found this beautiful image of two swans that I took awhile back. I decided to see what I could do with it as I played a bit. As the image progressed, it really started to take on a life of its own.

While the swans turned out well, I did have some issues with the water/starfield blending. It took quite some time to find the correct balance. But the image still looked a bit unfinished. I added the lanterns (hand drawn) and yet, something was still missing. Finally, I came across a constellation map and that turned out to be the exact finish to this piece.

BTW, if you like this image, I am selling digital archival prints (8"x8", 16.75" x16.75" framed), just message me for more information.

Monday, July 15, 2013

New Work: Poseidon's Pool

Poseidon's Pool represents a new direction for me and my artwork. I have always loved mythology and tried to represent it in my artwork and illustrations. Now I feel that I've found the ultimate way to merge the two: combining my photography with petroglyphs to tell the old stories in new ways. The simple line drawings contrast with the vivid photo to create something intricate, familiar, and yet new and interesting. I look forward to exploring this direction and see where it leads...

BTW, you can view (and/or) purchase a gorgeous 8"x8"digital archival print (16.75" x 16.75" framed) of this work at this year's DVAC Member's Show July 12 through August 17 if you live in the Dayton area. If you aren't local and are interested in buying a print, please message me!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fuck Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's is the worst disease ever. It's degenerative and you forget who  you are. With other diseases, you can fight and still remember you friends, your family, and you. My dad died of Alzheimer's and it was a terrible, terrible way to go. I hope and pray they find a cure for this disease soon.

There’s still time to support the cause, I walk on 9/28/2012 in memory of my dad, Harry O. Nawroth. I’d appreciate any size donation. http://act.alz.org/goto/nawroth