Tulip Festival Time Is Coming

Are you ready for Spring?  It’s been a very long winter in many parts of the country and many folks just need a visual reminder that Spring is on the way.

Here’s an image from the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

Is it a photograph? Is it a painting? Yes and yes; it is both. Tulip Farm started life as a photograph and during an encounter with a computer experienced a digital manipulation turning it into computer art. It is a very abstract and stylized interpretation of the beauty of the tulip festival in La Connor, Washington. What a wonderful thing to raise a crop that brings beauty and joy both now and in the future for those who purchase bulbs and plant them for next year.

tulip farm digital art by Mary Jo Allen

Click on the image to visit AllenPhotoArt.com where it and many others are available for purchase.

 

 

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Mary Jo Allen

I've been a professional photographer for 30+ years. My degree is in microbiology and I did research work in that field for 3 years which sounds glamourous and exciting but in reality I found it to be repetitive and uninspiring. It does explain my interest in the tiny world and my desire to understand how things work. I've always said I could be a professional student as I love to learn new things and photography certainly does provide that opportunity. Even after all these years I continue to learn new things every day. I find photography to be the perfect blend of science and art. Most recently, some of my favorite work has been in the area of macro photography, especially the beautiful world of flowers. I'm looking for not only the documentary recording of what a flower looks like, but also taking a closer look and finding ways of expressing a more artistic and abstract view using color, curves, lines, lighting and softness to create interesting compositions. I love finding beauty in simplicity: just the edge of a rose petal, the sensuous curve hidden inside a flower, the way the morning dew clings and shimmers in the sunrise, a synthesis of color, light and softness, blending the magnificent with the minute; these are the things that make my soul sing a soaring melody of thanks to the Creator.

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