Welcome to Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art. I’m a photographer and digital artist living in the mid-Atlantic area of the US. My photography and photo-based works are based on my own images, unless otherwise specifically noted. They say that every person has a story … well, so does every image. And that’s what this blog is all about.
As far as the often-debated artistic processing quesion goes, the photographer and ‘artist’ in me are frequently at war. My goal will always be to catch that perfect shot straight out of the camera, but I really do love exploring the artistic and creative process.
Often, the image itself will tell me what it wants (I know, that sounds a little woo-woo doesn’t it?), but I do my best to comply. I work with Photoshop and Corel Painter and other image editing programs on my photos to the degree that in the end sometimes the original photo may hardly be recognizable.
More and more often lately I’ve been enjoying non-photo based freehand sketching and painting, digitally, in Corel Painter. For those of you who are curious, this is done on the computer … well, eyes on the computer’s monitor … but instead of brushes and paints and pencils, I use a tablet (Wacom) and stylus (art pen) that simulates thousands of natural media brushes like oil paints, acrylics, pastels … just about anything you can think of. It does watercolors, too, but I haven’t quite yet mastered that. Yet.
As you wander around my blog, please feel free to click into any of the images (all copyrighted, of course). You’ll immediately find yourself at my Artist Website where you’ll be able to view the images with a much less intrusive watermark. Also … coolness … if you mouse over a section of the pic you’ll see a little green box that contains a magnified view of that portion of the image. I often put a lot of time into the detail-y bits, so if you’re into that kind of thing, don’t miss this fun feature.
Once you’re at my website you’ll be able to purchase wall art of my images in many different options such as stretched canvas, framed and matted prints (great selection of frames and mats, by the way), metal, wood and other choices … as well as fun and unique gift items.
I feel that “art,” like life itself, is a journey and I’m loving the ride. Thanks for stopping by and joining me today!