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Carl Gethman - 3rd Place Winner - Nature

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Written by: Singular
Written on: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:09 pm
Article Description: Carl Gethman was selected as the 3rd place winner of our Nature competition
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We would like to congratulate the 3rd place winner of the Nature competition, Carl Gethman. Below are the images he submitted. To view them in detail, click an image below. Also, take a moment to learn a little bit about Carl by reading his statement below.

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I am a self-taught artist who explores contemporary realism/respresentational art employing new methods in doing so. The breathtakingly detailed compositions resonate with color and a sense of space that is larger than life, but avoids photorealism. They represent a marriage of the old and the new that results in wholesome unaffected art that is refreshing to the eye while capturing the nuances and transparency of light and reflection.

Using high-key and irregular shards of color, the art emphasizes the inherent beauty of nature, animals, and man-made objects to reinvigorate and elevate the subjects to a new stage of art leaving behind the centuries-old plein air painting techniques and brush strokes prevalent in this form of art.

The compositions are created using a digital computer, a digital drawing tablet, and several graphics programs such as Corel Painter, ArtRage Studio Pro, MyPaint, and Photoshop as well as plug-ins for these programs. Drawing on 50 years experience as a computer hardware and software technical writer, my aim is to illustrate that fine art can be created using modern digital technology.

Once completed, the compositions are printed on aluminum panels by infusing the colored ink into a special coating on the panel. Because the image is infused into the coating and not on the panelitself, it takes on an almost magical luminescence and brilliance with colors attaining a vibrancy not possible with natural media. A gloss finish ensures permanency greater than natural media, prevents scratching, and you can clean it with a damp cloth. Only one copy of each composition is made available on an aluminum panel so it is as unique as any painting or drawing.

To view more of Carl's work, visit his website: http://www.cgeth.com
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Permanent Linkby ehoeveler on Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:09 pm

Carl - The sincerest of congratulations to you
for winning in the competition. Your work is wonderful
and we're honored to be able to show it.
Thank You, Ehoeveler
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Permanent Linkby CharleneMBrown on Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:38 am

Congratulations, Carl. Nice work!
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