Digital Art - Digital Art / Photography Based Digital Hand-painting
So happy to announce that "Dawn Takes Edinburgh" won 2nd place in the Fine Art America contest "Metropolitan Painting" Jan 16, 2019. Many thanks to the contest administrator, Max Good, and especially to everyone who voted for my and my son's image. Congratulations to the other winners!!!
Though I'm rarely around to witness the event, those few times that I have been, I'm in awe of the brief moments when night is chased away and dawn begins to take over. Happens every morning, so I hear, and it can be as glorious as a sky filled with eye-popping color or as subtle as a vague lifting of tones of gray. Or it can creep in, doorway by doorway, color by color, inexorably pushing back the darkness ... as seen in this image.
Original photograph taken by my son, Rich Bryan, during his stay over the pond in 2012 in a fascinating winding street within the ancient and historic city of Edinburgh, Scotland. I have no idea where exactly this was, nor do I know the ages or any of the history of the buildings.
More to the point, I haven't asked what my son was doing up and about at dawn.
Some things a mother just doesn't want to know.
But I'm glad he was there ... with the camera ... because this image has fascinated me all these years (it's now 2018).
Original photo taken with the Nikon D40x and digitally hand-painted by myself in Corel Painter.
Fine art purchases of this image will not include a watermark, and if I may make a recommendation ... this image will look its very best on the fine art paper choice of "picture rag."
November 23rd, 2018
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