If I was real quiet I could feel the love. Being aware that when she was present, so was her immense love and wisdom. It was a gift she used wisely. Humble in her words and actions. Never rubbing your nose in it.
She would place it on the table like a desert. You could take a bite or swallow it whole. Made no difference to her. My love was there to be supportive and then she was gone. Leaving the final decision to me.
Words and Art by Rich Ray- Limited Edition Canvas Print
Rich Ray Art Process Development
This technique has taken several years to master. Many hours of trial and error, hundreds of pieces made it...to the trashcan! My process involves three stages: First, I paint the abstract artwork. Second, I photograph the art and other textures from nature. I Then place the different layers in a photo editor program.
This technology enables me to play with all the elements together. I spend many hours moving and arranging each piece, like a puzzle. I know it is finished when I have achieved the right balance. Meaning, the brightest colors, visual textures, and contrast for the final printed original artwork. I have tried to do this by simply painting over the photograph. I was not able to achieve the bold look I was going for, it became to muddled. This is why I chose the digital technology. I feel this gives the customer the best possible image. The Giclee print is the original artwork with the process I have developed.
I use these materials to create abstract work that is incorporated in photo editor to create the finished printed piece. Acrylics, Oils, Inks, Paint, Photos, Pastels, Pencils, Pens, 140 pound Cold Pressed Cotton Paper, Photography, Photo editor.