Water Abstracts

March 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm (Nature, Photography) (, )

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I visited Atlanta’s High Museum of Art this weekend to see the Picasso to Warhol exhibit, and though I didn’t “get” many of these works, I was inspired.  How does one know that squiggles and blots of paint make one a “great master” like the 14 artists in this exhibit?  Is it the ability to express one’s vision verbally, defending it as one defends a doctoral dissertion?  Is it the purposeful breaking away from tradition?  Is it the ability, as my son says, to get others to see an ordinary object in a new light, as Marcel Duchamp did with a snow shovel?

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There is no doubt that any artist is influenced not only by inner vision, but by exposure to these new visual ideas.  If I had not been exposed to abstract art, I would probably not have learned to appreciate abstractions in the real world.  I’m one of the few people who will stand in front of a wall of peeling paint and roam my camera lens over its surface, looking for the right combination of color and shape.

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Here is my collection of Water Abstracts – reflections in water.  I altered them only with contrast and vibrance tools in Photoshop, giving them more energy.  Move over Jackson Pollock – nature’s canvas rules!

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To see full-sized images: Smugmug Gallery

Cindy McIntyre Images

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3 Comments

  1. Print-Sense Photography & Design said,

    These are beautiful! The ripples and reflections are so peaceful. Thank you for sharing these.

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