It's a great life and a beautiful world that we live in. I've managed to capture some special moments, places, sunsets, clouds and nature with photographs. Soon I'll be posting some of my original art. Hopefully you'll enjoy what I share and will decide to order an item that you find to be unique, significant, motivating or inspirational. Thank you for visiting and best wishes always!!
I've always appreciated fine art, but look closely for flaws and tend to be quite judgmental. That doesn't mean I'm not impressed, it means I'm looking at ALL of the brush strokes and various techniques. A lot of art looks good at a distance, but when we get up close, there's a higher standard.
I lack training, practice and the special insights that professional artists have spent a lifetime acquiring. But now that I'm 65, I've decided to become a "serious" artist. Real Estate has been my career for over 30 years and still is... http://richardyatesrealestate.com but my art will last forever.
I've posted some of my favorite photos to allow for reproduction on the many various products offered on Fine Art America. But my paintings will feature clouds, seascapes, landscapes, sunsets, and beautiful feel good "happy" art. My wife says that I do excellent clouds. That's a good place to start.
I've been reading, watching lots of videos and studying various techniques. I purchased some practice canvases (I just paint over them again and again while trying out different techniques). I'm making a good effort.
Guess what... creating fine art is hard!
Thank you taking the time to visit and best wishes always!