Fine Art Friday | Valentines Tulips!

Here is the first installment in my new blog series Fine Art Friday. As a photographer - I am always looking for ways to keep myself challenged and my work fresh. In art school - we were assigned projects by our professors. This was a way to challenge our creativity and skill. Especially since we all have a different opinion about what Art is. We would then share our work with each other in class and critique each others' work. This is one of the best ways to grow as an artist and I feel that I am missing that since I have left school.

With Fine Art Fridays I will be assigning myself mini-projects where I will strive to create something beautiful or something that will make you think. I may also post other people's work that I consider amazing or biographies of artists I admire.

I want to create work that is beautiful and timeless; abstract or truthful; conceptual or realistic. Many of these words are used to describe the idea behind an image. Art should make you think or at least be beautiful to look at. It may even be inspiring. It is the Idea behind the image that I want to focus on.

Any image I post here (if it is my own) will be available for free to download as a computer desktop wallpaper. Just email me at if you would like an image for your desktop. (The ones here on the blog are not sized properly for your desktop - I will send you one that is sized for your screen)

Valentine Tulips

I thought that my first post would be an homage to the ever enduring tradition in the art world of the Still Life. These are tulips that my husband gave me on Valentine's day. Aren't they beautiful? He did a great job and even though I love roses (of course!) I was really impressed with these violets. They make for a great still life with all of the texture and color. Red is a very difficult color to photograph in digital photography so it was a bit tricky - but I think they turned out really pretty.

What do you think?