Paintings from Sunset Series by Spence Munsinger, Color Field + Blank White Canvas + Realism + Contemporary Abstract Art, original paintings for sale

“Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things.”
― Pablo Picasso

More Fisheye – Lensbaby Fisheye Element

I love the curves of this kind of perspective, and this comes from way back. I had two art books in my 17th year. One was the Ballantine Frank Frazetta book. I found that book on eBay and recovered it. I still love it, it introduced me to an artist I grew up with, reading Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars series. There was a second book, with a title something like “Visionaries”. I can’t recall the exact title, but I remember the curved lines of the circular painting on the cover, a view of the sky up through a ring of trees extending from around the viewer.

When you search for “visionaries” or “visionary artist” you get:

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“Visionary Artist”

That captures some of it, that bright color and curved perspective. I’m going to work more with the Lensbaby Fisheye element. I think I’ll try both polarized light and intentional glare. Some of the test shots I made of Sunset paintings have a light from a skylight of nearby window that enhanced the sense of curve, of roundness…

Sunset 4 | Patio Solana Beach, original painting by Spence Munsinger, fisheye photograph

Patio, Solana Beach, Fisheye

 

—spence

 

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