Sunday, June 21, 2009

Monochrome Maniacs - The Painter

I usually visit Descanso Gardens during the week. I've been able to do that since I haven't been working. But I went on the weekend and discovered that a lot of people go to sit in the Japanese Garden to paint. It made me wish I could paint. This is just one of the people I captured. They capture images with a brush. I capture them with my camera.



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16 comments:

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nicely done, I like the way you have the grass in the foreground. I see lots of painters in the Public Garden in Boston, but never thought to photograph them in b+w. I like it.

Dagrun said...

I wish I could paint too... (at least we know how to photographe *lol*).
I like the photo a lot and I think the b&wh suits it well!

ellievellie said...

Real painter - carrying cases of real paint - brushes and everything!
That such a rear find - everybody is just smudging photos nowadays! Thank you for that vision - the guy likes real things - loo at his hat - was it that white for real?

Anna Colleen said...

Thank you for coming to my blog and I hope you will be back. You have very lovely pictures.

Regina said...

Nice captured of this one.

Aileni said...

That gentleman is well set-up - obviously a dedicated enthusiast.
I always wanted to be a watercolourist but I'm rubbish. My pencil work was better.

magiceye said...

perfect!


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Babooshka said...

This is like home. My partner captures the image in paint and me with my camera. I can really relate to this.

Kenobiitti said...

Propably nice place. Great shot.
Look like the guy has a psychedelic laptop ;-)

Abe Lincoln said...

It brings back memories of my painting phase. I did that for many years and while I didn't make a fortune painting I did make enough some weekends top buy momma a new washer and dryer or a new refrigerator. Or a new something or other. Then one day I laid the brushes down, put the blank canvas away and looked outside to landscaping and did that for years and then I went back to my cameras and photography which is where I am now.

Linnea W said...

If I could paint, you'd find me sitting right there too! I always think the same thing when I see painters in lovely places: Wish I could paint! The most I can muster up is stick figures. I'm with you...I'll stick to the camera! Great photo choice for MM...

Daryl said...

Nice ..

kden said...

Great shot of an artist BY an artist.

slim said...

I like this one! I like that his white hat and shirt make him pop a bit. There's a lot to hold you in this image. Well done!

Ebie said...

We went to Descanso once only, and I saw a group of students doing their painting. I thought it was a tranquil place to do your art.

michael bird said...

A beauty, 2sweet... He seems very relaxed as he goes about his creative efforts. Also like the setting which actually is pretty cluttered with stuff. Cozy?