My blog full of photography slightly becomes a digital art blog. When I relax from building my panels (MagicPicker, the color wheel panel for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and MixColors, the color swatch group manager for Adobe Photoshop) I just draw.
I’m back on art track after updating my MagicPicker Photoshop color wheel.
Here go some experiments I did with the neural networks and my photography. Mixing Silicon Valley hitech and digital art. More to come!
Recently I finished a very interesting project for the flower “tienda” in Quito, Ecuador. Here are some pictures, more to come!
I’ve recently done a lot of photos on my iPod (0.7 Mpx). I know the quality is not so good, but I love mobile photography for its simplicity.
Painted from nature in Photoshop using:
MagicPicker Photoshop color wheel and color picker
John Derry’s Artist Brushes
My new photo is framed and found itself a sunny nice new white wall.
Another series from my show flew away to a collector! Last show in Cleveland sold a work by the name “Spirits of Fire”. This time entire series “What is in the void?” is going up on a wall of some corporate office.
(Golden fillet & priceless craft — © Ilya Gotfryd).
So far artworks usually went to friends, friends of the friends and friends trice removed. Sometimes I would give an artwork as a present. This time is different. I can say - another step to the free artist’s life!
(”Spirits Of Fire”), 61×46 cm, metallic photo-paper:
Special, biggest thanks go to Regina Vinitsker of The Silverman Group and Elizabeth Marsh of SL Management Group for facilitating this show.
It happened! Ilya made an unbelievable, 11hr-breakthrough and delivered 26 heavy framed photographs to Hartford, CT, USA! And opened a show of my works. Only 1hr drive from my favourite artist Michael Whelan (!). A bunch of posters for the opening, a sophisticated art selling site, lots of nerves - in the past, now it’s time for a little relaxation.
I had to live in two time zones during those days. It’s a pity, I cannot attend neither opening, nor the show itself Only the photos from the opening give me comfort.
Some pictures from the scene:
There are some, who believe in God’s power, some, who believe in the power of monarchy, king or president. There are some who lost their heart and faith, and believe in nothing. I believe in myself and a power of an individual. It’s somewhat close to “The Secret”, which I heard about long before the TV’s trumpets and books invasion. To be more precise, it’s the “Law of attraction”. I’ve got the link from my friend on the other side of the globe, which led me to a hidden Internet site written in some unknown language, with only this text in English. After all of my Indian adventures I took this idea as granted.
Many take this philosophy as magic and fairy tales. I think it’s because of glamorous mass media packaging. In any case, “magic” here means something that science cannot explain and voltmeter cannot measure.
I made a contribution to one of “The Secret”’s project called “The Universe” (by Mike Dooley). The project is focused on people’s motivation towards the heroic deeds and a fight with circumstances. I won’t go any deeper into details, but personally, I receive a newsletter with “everyday recipes”, which hit the nail on the head for me very often and help me go further and further, even if it seems that a road ahead is blocked with a metal gates and crocodiles in the moat.
Hello again fellow-Creative-Beings. I hope that since my last article you have had a chance to digest the new information from “Designing 101” and apply the knowledge to your décor in some way. For those of you that were brave enough to comment on my article, I salute you.
Today I come to you with a question that you probably do not hear often. What are you hanging on the walls of your offices or homes? To be more specific, do you know how it’s printed? Do you know what compounds are in the inks, dyes, pigments, and papers? Does it outgas or offgas? Is it healthy? Do you care?
Creating sustainable, healthy interior graphics for interior decor in commercial and residential settings does not happen accidentally. Sustainable, “Green” fine art and photographic reproductions of the highest quality are infused with a high degree of care and detail while being produced. Many clients do not even realize these factors exist when shopping for printed art and simply never ask about it.
«Trinity Of Fire», 18″x24″, ©,A.Safari
Recently I inquired about Anastasiy Safari’s printing and mounting methods, in particular the Fire and Wood piece. I think you will be just as impressed as I was when you find out how many steps this extraordinary piece had undergone before it reached the white walls of the gallery it rests on today.