It didn't snow today or even yesterday, it's actually getting warmer for now. But last night I worked on this image, which I had taken at the last snow fall.
I like photography, and I like painting, and I like taking my photographs and manipulating them. So this is an image, it's not a photo anymore. It looks like a painting, but it's not.
I like the colors and the shapes and the lines and the textures on this. That's why I like it. I also like the way it moves.
I don't know if it qualifies as good, but in my own little art world, I'm going to not think about whether something is good or not, I'm only going to think about whether or not I like it. And I've decided that I do like this one.
You don't have to. The other thing that I've decided in my own little happy art world is that art is personal, so you don't have to like it, and I won't mind.
On the other hand, if you have ideas of things that you think would be really good -- like maybe you think it would be an even better image if it was darker, or lighter, or something -- please say so. I'm interested in constructive criticism. That doesn't mean that I'm going to change what I've done, but it might lead me to do another one, maybe in a slightly different way. So feel free to be honest! If it doesn't interest you at all, and it's just not your kind of thing, that's fine too.
Do you remember that painter who used to appear on a PBS show -- Ross something? He was so soothing. He would practically whisper, as he painted, "Yes, here in our happy little forest, I think maybe we should have a nice little tree." I've gotta post a video of him on here soon, if I can find one. Well, I'm going to live in his happy little world of art. It seems like a lovely place.