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

"We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth..."
― Pablo Picasso

a tangle of woods in snow

This was RZ67 6cm x 7cm on Kodak TMY400. These negatives are proportionally 8″ x 10″, they show beautifully without any cropping needed.

a tangle of woods in snow

a tangle of woods in snow

— spence

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black lines white snow #8

black lines white snow #8

black line white snow #8

— spence

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black lines white snow #7

The texture captured by 6cm x 7cm Kodak TMY400 film is just outstanding. This tree twisting up out of the snow, with the smaller more graceful twisting branches, up out of the white field of the (freshly fallen)snow.

When I first printed negatives, I looked for the point at which I wanted to crop to a better picture – these days, after working with medium format, I’m very reluctant to crop out a better composition. Which means getting is more closely correct when the photograph is taken. The barest trace of the film id is visible at the top, as well as the slight uptwist in the upper right corner, which is characteristic of this specific camera. I’m trying to leave the film as is, as scanned – I think it adds character.

black lines white snow #7

black lines white snow #7

— spence

artist@spencemunsinger.com
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black lines white snow #3

The detail and the subtleness of the greys in the trunk of the tree make that front tree look almost pasted onto the scene. That’s characteristic of the B&W film used, in combination with D76 Kodak developer. It grabs and accentuates subtle shades, making them just pop out.

The tree seems to twist out of the ground.

black lines white snow #3

black lines white snow #3

— munsinger

artist@spencemunsinger.com
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